Learn about SASH


As we age, we often face challenges in our everyday life and care of self that can lead to the need for residence in a nursing home or other care facility. Many people prefer aging in place while they access home healthcare, allowing them to remain in the homes they know and love. The Support & Services at Home (SASH) program strives to make that possibility a reality for our elderly and disabled neighbors. Three SASH administrators were recent guests on JD Green's "Aired Out" podcast, which can be found here.

What is SASH?

SASH is a free health and wellness program that provides a continuum of care to support residents within senior housing sites. By delivering basic care directly to participants’ homes, more of our residents can stay connected to the things they need to stay happy and healthy in their homes.

Support and Services at Home

SASH locationsWhere is SASH available?

SASH is a state-wide health and wellness program that supports elders and people living with disabilities in affordable senior housing throughout all counties of the state. It’s also available on a limited basis for Medicare recipients who may live near these senior living building sites. Here in Central Vermont, we have nine SASH teams that serve Waterbury, Waitsfield, Montpelier, Northfield, East Montpelier, Cabot, Morrisville, Randolph, and Barre.

Meet Our SASH Team

Our SASH team serves the awesome participants of Orange, Washington, and Lamoille Counties.


Jennifer LaPan

SASH Coordinator for Washington County

Jennifer joined the Downstreet team in May of 2014. As the SASH Coordinator for the Montpelier area through the Support and Services at Home Program, Jennifer works with the elder and disabled residents in five different properties in Montpelier. She has her B.S. in Human Services that she earned in 2005 from Lyndon State College. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family & friends, camping, listening to music, watching sports and riding the back wood trails of Vermont with her family in their six seater ATV side by side. Jennifer lives in West Topsham with her husband, two daughters and their beloved black lab.

Julia Burgess

SASH Coordinator for Lamoille County

Julia supports seniors in their homes in Lamoille County and has been with Downstreet since April 2021. She loves building relationships and learning about the participants she serves while helping them live independently in their homes.