The following list are web sites that might be of interest to the elders and persons with disabilities living in Grand Isle County, Vermont. If you know of one that is not listed please contact the C.I.D.E.R. office by e-mail or phone (1-802-372-6425).

The Islander Newspaper

Grand Isle County’s weekly newspaper


On April 1, 2008, CHAMP took over as the manager of Good Hope Farm. We have begun renovating the facility and are offering boarding and lessons for able-bodied riders as well as continuing our historic program for children and adults with special needs. The barn is filling up with boarders, we’ve acquired some new horses for our program and our summer camps, part of CHAMP’s new expanding program, have been a success. The fall sessions are being expanded to 8 weeks instead of the traditional six. We believe that we’ve gotten off to a really good start as we begin our third decade.

Since 1987 CHAMP has been a therapeutic resource, providing horseback riding experiences for people with special needs from both Franklin and Chittenden Counties amd the Champlain Islands. The achievement of our goals depends on the generosity of many people. While some volunteer to work directly with the horses and riders, others contribute a wide variety of services and financial support.


HomeShare Vermont

HomeShare Vermont provides matching services for homesharing and caregiving. HomeShare Vermont assists elders and persons with disabilities to live independently in their own homes by bringing them together with persons who seek affordable housing and/or caregiving opportunities. HomeShare Vermont provides a comprehensive screening and matching service and our services are available to anyone in Chittenden and Grand Isle County, Vermont.



AGE WELL  (formerly The Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA) is a private, non-profit, United Way organization. We support people 60 and older in their efforts to remain active, healthy, financially secure, and in control of their own lives. AGE WELL  connects older people with the services they need to live independently for as long as possible.  Programs include options counseling and case management, Meals On Wheels, and more.


The State of Vermont Department of Disabilities Aging and Independent Living (DAIL)

DAIL assists older persons, children and adults with disabilities to live as independently as possible.


Champlain Housing Trust

The Champlain Housing Trust, founded in 1984, is the largest community land trust in the country. Throughout Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties, CHT manages 2,200 apartments, stewards 565 owner-occupied homes in its signature shared-equity program, offers home-buyer education and financial fitness counseling, provides services to five housing cooperatives, and offers affordable energy efficiency and rehab loans.  CHT Manages the Round Barn apartments in Grand Isle and Pine Manor in Alburgh.


United Way of Northwest Vermont

The Franklin-Grand Isle United Way is one of 1400 United Ways in the United States. Celebrating our 24th year of service, it is an independent, nonprofit organization overseen by a local volunteer board of directors. It is the largest non-governmental fundraiser for human services in our community. The mission of the FGI United Way is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.


Franklin / Grand Isle County Community Action

FGICA provides a variety of free services to help low-income residents of the two counties including assistance with housing, fuel, food, landlord/tenant issues, food stamp applications, nutrition education, budget information and taxes.

Go Vermont

Go Vermont is a statewide resource for Vermonters who want to reduce the cost and environmental impact of driving.