In the spirit of living well and taking care of each other, the Special Needs Support Center’s (SNSC’s) staff will be diverting time from program planning to emergency response efforts in the community.  To continue to meet their mission, their team will be joining efforts with partners to ensure access to vital resources remain available to the most vulnerable in our community, including people with disabilities and their families.  They will be delivering meals, supporting residential facilities, and reaching out to other partners in the community to see how their team can safely and effectively serve during these uncertain times.


“As we see a slowdown in programs in response to COVID-19 we remain absolutely committed to our responsibility to serve our community,” said Executive Director Laura Perez.   “We will uphold our commitment to be responsive and responsible as we proudly work together to create a community where people with special needs, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, can live their best lives.”

SNSC’s plan serves the most vulnerable in the community in meaningful and responsive ways during this emergency.  Additionally, the plan promotes economic vitality by preserving SNSC staff employment. Their community service during this time is in line with their mission and core belief that people are the most valuable asset of the organization.

“SNSC’s Board of Director’s is overwhelmingly supportive of this plan while also recognizing how critical the safety of our staff is,” said Board President, Jo-Anne Unruh. “We will continue active communication with partners from the Upper Valley Regional Public Health Team and the Vermont Department of Health to ensure the health and safety of our team as they participate in this vital outreach.”

To request support or for more information, please contact Laura Perez at

SNSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies upon the generous support of individuals, philanthropic organizations, and businesses to operate their programs.