Advocacy/Support Resources

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism

Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice
We are a full service, not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Association committed to providing high quality, medically-necessary home health and hospice care to all Central Vermonters, regardless of their ability to pay.

Crisis Text Line
Vermonters experiencing a mental health crisis now have a new way to find support 24 hours a day. Text VT to 741741.

Disability Rights Vermont
Disability Rights Vermont is a statewide agency dedicated to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and mental health issues.
The U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. This site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing.

Disabled American Veterans
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families

Economic Services Division (ESD)
ESD administers several public benefits that help Vermonters meet their basic needs.

Financial Assistance:

Capstone provides comprehensive services to help people achieve economic well-being with dignity and develops partnerships to strengthen Vermont communities. 

Listen WRJ
Whether getting back on your feet after a job loss or getting into a new apartment, coming up with the 1st month’s rent, security deposit or missed mortgage payment can be a daunting task. LISTEN’s housing helper program provides qualifying Upper Valley residents with a 0% interest housing loan.

Social Security
Local social security offices in MONTPELIER, VT offer information, help and services handled by the Social Security Administration.

Friends of Veterans
Friends of Veterans is all volunteer organization comprised of veterans and citizens willing to assist veterans and their families who are in distress.

Gamblers Anonymous
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

Green Mountain United Way
The Green Mountain Untied Way seeks to improve the overall quality of life in the communities we serve by mobilizing communities to create lasting changes in local conditions that will improve lives.

Law Line
Law Line is a non-profit legal services law firm, established in 1996, that provides free consultation, advice, and community education for low income Vermonters.

NAMI-VT: National Alliance on Mental Illness-VT
NAMI Vermont is a statewide volunteer organization comprised of family members, friends and individuals living with a mental illness. NAMI -VT offers family and peer recovery support groups as well as Family-to-Family, Mental Illness and Recovery, and Provider Education classes.

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

National Council of Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations

National Parent Helpline
Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Office of Veteran Affairs
The Office of Veterans Affairs is a state government organization that administers many of Vermont's veteran programs.

Orange County Parent Child Center
Orange County Parent Child Center (OCPCC) is a licensed, year-round, full-day childcare center for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. OCPCC also brings family support and outreach programming into homes in the communities of Bethel, Bradford, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Corinth, Fairlee, Newbury, Orange, Randolph, Rochester, Royalton, Stockbridge, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Tunbridge, Vershire, Washington, West Fairlee, and Williamstown.

Outright Vermont
Outright Vermont provides support, advocacy, and celebration of young queer people in Vermont.

Poison Control
A free, 24-hour poison emergency and information help line, available at 1-800-222-1222, by online chat or by texting POISON to 85511.

Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter
The Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter (RCWN&S) is a non-profit human service agency dedicated to assisting survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Safeline is a member of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. We serve all of Orange County and the northern tier towns of Windsor County.

South Royalton Legal Clinic
The South Royalton Legal Clinic (SRLC) serves Vermont residents* who are unable to afford counsel and who need assistance with issues such as bankruptcy, children’s rights, domestic violence, housing, family-based immigration, family law, landlord/tenant, social security disability, wills and now veterans issues.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Survivors of Suicide
Survivors Of Suicide helps those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.

The Family Place
The Family Place is a parent-child center located in Norwich, VT, serving the entire Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.

The Vermont Interpreter Referral Service
The Vermont Interpreter Referral Service provides state-wide interpreter and CART referral services for American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpreting assignments in settings such as governmental, mental health, medical, legal, employment, educational, civil and recreational.

True Colors
True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met.

Umbrella exists to ensure that communities in Caledonia, Orleans, and Essex counties offer safety, support, and options for self-determination to women and families.

Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI) is the only private agency to offer training, services, and support to visually impaired Vermonters.

Vermont Association of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
The Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is a statewide advocacy and education organization that supports all paths to recovery from addiction and mental health conditions.

Vermont Association of the Deaf
The Vermont Association of the Deaf (VTAD) is a membership organization and a partnership among individuals who are deaf, members of the deaf community, including parents of deaf children, and professionals working in various deaf-related fields and endeavors, organizations of, for, and by the deaf, and businesses at large. 

Vermont Center for Independent Living
The Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) works to promote the dignity, independence and civil rights of Vermonters with disabilities.

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.

Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health supports families and children where a child or youth, age 0-22, is experiencing or at risk to experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. The Federation collaborates with schools, communities, governmental and private agencies, and other advocacy organizations.

Vermont Legal Aid
Vermont Legal Aid is where individuals and families turn when they face a civil legal problem that threatens their rights, shelter, job, health or well-being.

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors is a statewide peer-run organization with a focus on support, education and advocacy through a variety of smaller programs and initiatives, which range from the publication of Counterpoint (a mental health quarterly), outreach services, statewide patient representatives, to education and wellness training.

Vermont Telecommunications Relay Service (Vermont Relay)
The Vermont Telecommunications Relay Service (Vermont Relay) is a free service for all Vermonters, connecting individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing, or have a speech disability with users of standard telephones.

Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocrehab offers free, flexible services to any Vermonter or employer dealing with a disability that affects employment.

WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.