In need of food? Here are places to start.
24-hour hotline for Vermonters. Call 2-1-1 or visit their website for information about organizations that may be able to help you obtain food. https://www.navigateresources.net/211vermont/
You could be eligible or receive a 3SquaresVT benefit or increase benefits you already have. Apply at https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT. If you need help applying contact or call 855-855-6161 or text VFBSNAP to 85511.
If you’re pregnant, a caregiver, or a parent with a child under five, you may be able to access healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, and breastfeeding support. https://www.healthvermont.gov/family/wic or text ‘VTWIC ’ to 855-11.
To learn more about subsidized school meals, call Rumney Memorial School at (802) 223-5429 or U-32 Middle & High School at (802) 229-0321.
Free monthly food to lower income older adults through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. https://www.vtfoodbank.org/share-food/csfp
Capstone Community Action
Nutrition programs and food shelf. https://www.capstonevt.org/
Montpelier Food Pantry
Waterbury Area Food Shelf
For residents of Waterbury, Waterbury Center, Duxbury, Bolton, Middlesex and Moretown. https://waterburycast.org/waterbury-area-food-shelf/ or call 802-244-1561.
In need of housing or assistance with heating your home? Here are places to start.
24-hour hotline for Vermonters. Call 2-1-1 or visit their website for information about organizations that may be able to help you obtain emergency housing or home heating assistance. https://www.navigateresources.net/211vermont/
Capstone Community Action
If you are about to be evicted, need help finding a place to live, or need assistance with your heating fuel or power bill, visit call 802-479-1053. https://www.capstonevt.org/
Department of Children and Families
You may be able to receive help paying your home heating bill. https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/fuel-assistance
Vermont Electric Coop
You can find a a list of government and private agencies that may provide fuel and heating assistance. https://vermontelectric.coop/payment-assistance
Vermont Legal Aid
You can find a list of programs in Vermont to help you get power, fuel, and heat for your home at a lower cost. https://vtlawhelp.org/energy-assistance-programs
Department of Health
To find resources on health issues. https://www.healthvermont.gov/
Vermont Health Connect
Sign up for health insurance. Visit their website https://portal.healthconnect.vermont.gov/VTHBELand/welcome.action or call (855) 899-9600 TTY/TDD 888-834-7898
Vermont Crisis Text Line
TEXT 741741 https://vtcrisistextline.org/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK or to chat https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
Washington County Mental Health Services
Health crisis care is available 24/7 by calling 802-229-0591 https://www.wcmhs.org/
Mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services. Crisis respons team (802) 488-777. To learn more call (802) 488-6000 or visit https://howardcenter.org/mental-health/
Domestic Violence Hotline
Sexual Violence Hotline
Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Alcohol and Drug Support Center
VT Department of Labor
You can find information on jobs and on unemployment insurance benefits, employee sick-time, paid leave, and other issues at https://labor.vermont.gov/
Need to apply for unemployment benefits? Find instructions here:
Vermont Job Link
You can search for job opportunities and apply for work. https://www.vermontjoblink.com/
VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Information and guidance for businesses.
VT Small Business Development Center
Business mentoring and education.
Center for Women & Enterprise
No-cost business counseling and online workships for owners of small businesses.
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program provides business planning services and technical assistance to farm, food, and forest products businesses. https://www.vhcb.org/
Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies
Free 1:1 business advice to startup and scaling companies.