August is National Back to School Month!

As summer comes to a close, parents and children begin the process of getting ready to go back to school. This can be a stressful time for everyone involved. The U.S. Department of Education's website has a variety of resources to help make the transition from summer to school go more smoothly.
If you would like to learn some key tips on how to keep your children safe this school year, visit the National Safety Council's website. You can also contact Vermont 211 at Option 5 or Help Me Grow at 211, Option 6.

Seasonal Resources Tax Prep & Flu

Free Tax Preparation:

Vermont 2-1-1 is promoting free tax preparation statewide, in partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, the Chittenden County CASH Coalition, local United Way agencies and Community Action agencies.  Last year, tax preparation calls amounted to 3,062 during the first four months of 2010!

All callers in Chittenden, Windham, or Windsor County can be directly transferred to the "Tax Appointment Scheduler" in their area.  All other Vermont regions will be referred directly to their local tax sites. 

Flu Season Resources:

Vermont 2-1-1 is partnering with the Vermont Department of Health to help provide public information about H1N1 Flu and Seasonal Flu. General questions about H1N1 Flu can be answered by dialing 2-1-1. To locate a flu clinic in your area please dial 2-1-1 or click on the "Flu Clinic Finder" link: Vermont Flu Vaccine Clinic Finder  - Vermont Department of Health

More information on H1N1 Flu: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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