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(802) 878-6982

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2 Lincoln Street, 2nd Fl. Essex Junction, VT 05452

© 2017 by Essex CHIPS, Inc.


We are a small non-profit organization based in Essex Junction, Vermont. Since 1986, our organization has been inspiring youth and building healthy communities in Essex Junction, Essex Town, and Westford.


Our organization serves youth and their families in these Communities by providing  direct service programs for youth and facilitating partnerships between organizations.

CHIPS is seeking 4 AmeriCorps members for September 1st! One full-time, one 3/4 time, and two 1/2 time positions are available!


We are also seeking a full-time VISTA member to begin in August, to help with resource development efforts. Weekly living allowance, educational award, and an opportunity to have a positive impact on area youth!


Email david@essexchips.org if you are interested in learning more or applying.

Find out more about AmeriCorps visit: https://servermont.vermont.gov/americorps

General Survey Info:

The Quality Youth Development Program, or QYD, as established by Essex CHIPS, hopes to enact measures that promote substantive, measurable and sustainable community actions that support, engage, inspire, and empower youth.The purpose of the following survey is to provide insight into the experiences of youth within the local community, in an effort to inform positive youth growth.  


We are looking for adults and youth who live in Essex, Essex Junction, and Westford to complete a short survey about their about how youth and adults perceive the community that they live in. Please help us gather information for the program. Thanks so much for everyone’s help and support!!



YMHFA is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help youth who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and various types of crises.

Topics Covered: Anxiety, Depression, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Substance Use, Crisis Intervention and De-escalation, Suicide Assessment and Prevention.

This is an interactive training that will support educators and youth workers to:

- Grow their understanding of the difference between mental health challenges, disorders and illnesses, and knowledge of signs,symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions

- Increase knowledge of interventions and supports available to young people

- Increase skills to intervene in crisis and non-crisis situations

​This training is made possible through Vermont Care Partners, Essex CHIPS, and the Center for Health and Learning.


This training is open to the public and is offered for FREE. 

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