Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Greg Stefanski to be featured on WLVB Radio

     Greg Stefanski will be interviewed by Roland Lajoy on WLVB Radio, 93.9 FM, on Thursday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Tune in to hear Greg's updates on Laraway's exciting summer programming and and the "Journey to Fatherhood" parenting class he'll be co-teaching.  For more information about Laraway, please visit  For more information about the class, which begins June 6th, and/or to register, please contact the Lamoille Family Center at 888-5229.  The class is free.  The book costs $15; scholarships are available.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Laraway and Salvation Farms Host AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer

              Laraway Youth and Family Services and Salvation Farms are partnering to host Marcella Houghton,  an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer.  Houghton recently graduated from Middlebury College, earning a degree in Environmental Studies and Geology.  She will support agricultural, educational and outreach initiatives at both organizations.
“Laraway and Salvation Farms started working together in 2006,” said Theresa Snow, Executive Director of Salvation Farms.  “We’ve always been supportive of each other’s missions.  The Americorp opportunity came at a vital time and will serve to strengthen our shared interests in protecting Vermont’s agricultural landscape.”
“Marcella’s presence will bolster Laraway’s ability to further integrate agricultural activities into the services we provide for children and youth,” observed Cornelius Murphy, Laraway’s Farm Steward.
              Laraway responds to the needs of at-risk kids and their families by offering innovative, strength-based services through alternative education, therapeutic foster care, and public school based behavioral intervention supports.  Salvation Farms’ mission is to build increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management.