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Provides all people in Vermont with free access to community resources through information and referral (I&R). This access includes personal assistance by telephone and online through a searchable database of services, including the following: Child Care Resources, Clothing and Thrift Shops, Crisis Services, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Food Shelves and Nutrition Programs, Alcohol and Drug Programs, Legal Assistance, Youth and Family Services, and more! Just dial 2-1-1!
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- Burlington Housing Authority
BHA is Vermont’s oldest and largest municipally-based housing authority. Created in 1961, BHA has been providing affordable housing for forty years to individuals and families in the City of Burlington and surrounding communities.
- Vermont Housing Authority
VSHA provides statewide housing subsidies.
- Champlain Housing Trust
CHT manages 2,200 apartments, stewards 565 owner-occupied homes in its signature shared-equity program, offers homebuyer education and financial fitness counseling, provides services to five housing cooperatives, and offers affordable energy efficiency and rehab loans.
- COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter)
COTS provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are without homes or who are marginally housed. COTS advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness.
Youth and Family Services
Spectrum Youth and Family Services
Spectrum Youth and Family Services is a community-based nonprofit organization with more than 39 years of experience providing housing and support services for homeless, foster, and at-risk youth.
- Department for Children and Families
DCF brings together a wide array of programs and services that affect the well-being of individuals, children, and families in Vermont.
- Vermont Family Network
Vermont Family Network (VFN) promotes better health, education, and well-being for all children and families, with a focus on children and young adults with special needs.
Health and Well-being
- Howard Center
The Howard Center offers life-saving professional crisis and counseling services to children and adults; supportive services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities who need help with education, employment, and life maintenance skills; counseling and medical services for those struggling with substance abuse; and intensive interventions for adults with serious and persistent mental health challenges. Howard Center was founded in 1865 and helps more than 15,000 individuals and families every year.
- Community Health Centers of Burlington
The Community Health Centers of Burlington offer an array of services, including medical care, dental care, counseling, etc. in a variety of locations in Burlington during the day, evening, and Saturday hours. They do same-day sick appointments, and 24-hour year-round on-call coverage.
- University of Vermont Medical Center
University of Vermont Medical Center is the state’s academic health center. They offer comprehensive services for all health care needs, including: Level I Trauma Center, Vermont Children’s Hospital, Vermont Cancer Center, and Advanced Cardiac Care.
English Learning and New American Supports
Please visit our Multicultural Supports Page for more detailed information on resources.
AALV helps new Americans from all parts of the world gain independence in their new communities through a range of integration services, including bridging case management, workforce development, behavioral health awareness, and interpreter services programming. With support from our multicultural, multilingual staff, our clients are able to smoothly transition to living and working in Vermont.
- Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
The USCRI Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP) values the resilient and self-reliant community contributors that come to Vermont to rebuild their lives. We provide refugees with pivotal life-readiness services to ensure every person is empowered with the skills and tools needed to become a self-sufficient and productive member of a global society. Our local community is invited to explore this page for community-specific updates and opportunities to engage with our work and purpose. Join our passionate team and compassionate community to help us unite courage with opportunity for the latest generation of Americans!
- Vermont Adult Learning
Vermont Adult Learning is a private nonprofit and a member of Learning Works, Vermont’s Adult Education and Literacy System. We provide basic skills instruction, high school completion, transition to college and career services, and English language instruction for New Americans. Our programs are free to our students, who are aged 16 and older and who lack a high school diploma or the equivalent skills. Our goal is to reduce the negative effects of poverty on our families, communities, and workplaces by ensuring that all Vermonters have the skills and confidence necessary for success in the 21st century.