About Us

Welcome to Franklin County Caring Communities!

Our vision: A safe and healthy community that values all its members.

Our mission: To promote healthy communities in Franklin County through positive youth development and substance abuse prevention.

PARUP_SUPPORTER_BUTTONCaring Communities works with community partners to identify and implement strategies to prevent and reduce substance abuse, especially among youth and young adults, and equip individuals, families, and the community at large to create healthy, substance-free environments where everyone can thrive.

We support positive youth development and substance abuse prevention through community, school, family, and peer action. We promote community norms that support healthy choices in partnership with you–parents, youth, organizations, businesses, law enforcement, concerned community members. We also support youth through both school-based and community-based mentoring. Join us!

Partnerships and Initiatives

Franklin County Caring Communities, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  If you are interested in volunteering or joining the board, please contact Beth Crane at  527-5049 or beth@fcccp.org .

Financial statements available upon request.

Caring Communities Board of Directors:

President: Jeff Benay, Ed. D., Director, Franklin County Indian Education
Treasurer: Marilyn Grunewald, Ed.D., retired educator; board member, Northwest Access TV

At-large members:
Amy Anderson – Direct Services, Community Inclusion Advocate, NCSS
Belinda Bessette – Assistant Director, Children, Youth, and Family Services, NCSS

Executive Director: Elisabeth Crane, MSW, 527-5049 beth@fcccp.org
Media/communications/youth and families outreach coordinator: Crystal Lampman, 527-5049 crystal.fcccp@gmail.com
Assistant coordinator, Mentoring:  Michele Bessette, 527-5049, michele.fcccp@gmail.com

Our office is located in the First Congregational Church, 27 Church Street, St. Albans.

Contact us:

27 Church Street Street, Suite 2,  St. Albans, VT 05478
802 527-5049








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