Champlain Community Services (CCS) leadership (our management staff and Board) continues to work hard to protect the health and safety of the people we serve, and of our staff.

We support a coordinated community response during this unprecedented health emergency, even as we develop, test, and monitor protocols for a return to more “in-person” services. CCS has remained open and delivering services from the onset of the crisis. We have worked diligently and creatively to continue to deliver essential, person-centered supports prioritizing the needs, health and safety of our consumers while maximizing the health and wellness of our staff and community. CCS transitioned to primarily remote service delivery and virtual meetings, but as essential workers our Direct Support Professionals have delivered and continue to deliver. While we roll out more in-person supports, we recognize this remains a “fluid” public health emergency. As such, our response remains a work in progress as far as details (many outlined in documents an updates below), but our direction and commitment remain clear. We are monitoring and complying with emergency recommendations and protocols from federal, state and local government and health care officials and we refine in-house protocols and procedures based on these guidelines and our own experiences. We’ll continue to emphasize maximizing the health and safety of everyone associated with CCS and our community. We will continue providing regular updates and offering links to important information on this page.

Updates from our Executive Director

State of Vermont Resource Sites

GMSA Self-Advocates Tool Kit

The Coronavirus or COVID-19 is changing our lives in many ways for a while. As of March 9, 2020, Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA) has been co-hosting three zoom meetings a week. In response to our conversations we have created this toolkit about the Coronavirus. It focuses on “need to know” information. Our goal is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have plain language information during this national crisis.

Visit, or download the entire toolkit by clicking here.

Links to important additional information

Resources to stay connected with the world while sheltering at home:

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections: the list compiled by MCN!

Staff Connection Stuff: the list we made together!

CCS Staff Facebook Group

Employee Assistance Program, Invest EAP