Economic Challenges in Franklin County: Listening Project Forum

What do health care, child care, paid family and medical leave, education, and mental health have in common?  According to preliminary results from Vermont Commission on Women’s statewide Listening Project survey, these are the top areas of concern for women in Franklin county.

Join the Commission as they explore this topic in depth.  On Thursday evening, September 27th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at St. Albans City Hall, the Commission hosts “Economic Challenges in Franklin County: Listening Project Forum.”   Kicking off the conversation, local experts from Let’s Grow Kids, Main Street Alliance Vermont, Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, and RiseVT address conditions for women and girls in Franklin County. The focus then switches to audience participation and discussion, where area residents share their experience, learn from others, and shape the work of the Commission. 

This event is part of the Commission’s statewide Listening Project,  asking what needs aren’t being met for Vermont women, what most affects their ability to provide for themselves or their families, and how the Commission can support efforts to improve the economic well-being of women in our state.  This event is free, and refreshments will be served.  Learn more: on Facebook  or at