Family Resources

DISCLAIMER: The Town of Roxbury does not advertise or endorse any particular treatment, organization, or center listed here. These listings are for informational purposes only.

The Lifeline and 988
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Click here to learn more.

3SquaresVT
In Vermont SNAP is known as 3SquaresVT. A program of the VT Dept. of Children and Families, 3SquaresVT helps stretch your food budget so you can put three healthy meals on your table every day. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.
3SquaresVT/EBT at Farmers Markets: https://nofavt.org/3squaresvt/farmersmarket

CDC: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
A redesigned website from the folks at the CDC, provides information on healthy hygiene habits, new tools, and resources on hygiene-related topics. cdc.gov/hygiene

Central Vermont Community Action Council
CVCAC helps people achieve economic sufficiency and supports individual/family development by alleviating the effects of poverty; assists people out of poverty and advocates for economic justice.

CropCash
If you get 3SquaresVT, you are eligible for CropCash, a program of NOFA-VT. Allows you to turn $10. of 3Squares benefit into $20. for buying fruits, veggies, and herbs at participating farmers’ markets.
Participating markets: https://nofavt.org/cropcash/participatingmarkets

CERV Northfield (VT) Foodbank-Clothing Shelf
CERV is dedicated to helping those in the local community of Northfield, VT. CERV operates a local food and clothing shelf and offers financial assistance to community members in need.

Department for Children and Families
Vermont government agency which provides a wide ranges of benefits and services to children, families, the elderly and people with disabilities. Several of their programs are listed separately under Family Resources and Elder (Senior) Resources pages on this website.

Family Center of Washington County
FCWCVT fosters positive growth and development of young children and their families by offering safe, nurturing programs and services for children, families and service providers.

Farm to Family
Dept. of Children of Families runs this program. Coupons are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons can apply starting July 1st. Coupons are used at participating farmers’ markets and farm stands to buy fruits, veggies and herbs. Coupon supply is limited. Coupons are valid for only one market season; they expire on October 31st each year.
URL: https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/f2f

Downstreet Housing & Community Development
Downstreet (formerly CVCLT); helping to create and sustain safe, decent and affordable housing and build strong and diverse communities.
Need emergency housing? Contact your local ESD District Office or call VT 2-1-1 after hours, or visit Good Samaritan Haven in Barre: 105 N Seminary St, Barre, VT 05641

Fuel Assistance
Fuel Assistance, a program of the VT Dept. for Children and Families, can help pay part of your home heating bills whether you:
– Own your home or rent
– Pay for heat directly or as part of rent
– Rent a room in someone’s home
– Live in public, subsidized, or Section 8 housing AND rent includes heat
Visit a district office

Good Beginnings of Central Vermont
Volunteer mothers of all ages offering ongoing support, education, and advocacy through home visits to all birth and adoptive families in Central Vermont.
174 River Street Montpelier, VT

Hunger Free Vermont – Summer Meals for Kids
Sites across Vermont offer free meals and snacks to children aged 18 or younger during the summer. A program of Hunger Free Vermont.

Reach Up Vermont
Reach Up, a program of the VT Dept. of Children and Families, joins families on their journey to overcome obstacles, explore opportunities, improve their finances and reach their goals. We help eligible parents gain job skills and find work so they can support their minor, dependent children.
Visit your local district office

Rootswork.org
A 501c3 membership-based, all-volunteer non-profit based in Warren VT, that provides assistance in the community. Visit their website for further details.
PO Box 31, Warren VT 05674-0031

Vermont 2-1-1
United Ways of Vermont Resources website. The Vermont 2-1-1 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and services available to Vermonters that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others. Eff. Oct 2019, 2-1-1 phone line open only from 8AM-8PM, due to cost of operating it 24/7.

Vermont EBT Card
The Vermont EBT card is how you’ll receive many of your benefits (food & cash) from the Economic Services Division. This includes benefits such as 3SquaresVT, Emergency Assistance, Essential Person, and Reach Up.

Vermont Foodbank
If you need food, they will connect you with partner agencies near you in Vermont.

VT Child Care Resources
Non-profit human service organization, helping families and providers make child care connections, strengthen early learning opportunities, and create child care solutions for communities.

Vermont’s Homeowner Assistance Program (VT HAP)is available to help Vermont homeowners pay for past due mortgages, utilities, property taxes, and homeowner association fees.
Go to http://vermonthap.vhfa.org to see if you qualify for assistance and to apply. This program is designed to provide one-time assistance. It is also highly recommended that all applicants contact a state HUD-approved housing counselor to discuss their options prior to applying. Questions? Please email HomeownerAssistance@vhfa.org.

Vermont Support Line
Someone to talk to about stress/anxiety/depression. 24/7 support.

VTNetwork (formerly Sexual Assault Crisis Team of Washington County)
VTNetwork advocates for female and male victims of sexual violence, their family members, spouses and friends, and includes emotional, legal and medical support, shelter, training and a 24-hour hotline.

Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club
Provides Cityscape after-school programs, counseling, drug/alcohol treatment, help for runaway/homeless youth, support for teen parents, teen center, reentry program for young offenders, 24-hour crisis intervention and more.

Weatherization Program
The Weatherization Program helps lower-income residents — particularly older Vermonters, people with disabilities, and families with children — to save fuel and money by improving the energy efficiency of their homes.
Roxbury partner:
Capstone Weatherization Office
20 Gable Place Barre, VT 05641
Website: www.capstonevt.org

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC provides healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and nutrition resources for eligible Vermonters. Income-eligible parents, pregnant, or the parent/caregiver of a child under five may access this program. Moms, Dads, grandparents, fosterparents, stepparents and guardians can apply to see if they are eligible.
Local Health Offices with WIC services : http://www.healthvermont.gov/local
URL: http://www.healthvermont.gov/family/wic


MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS RESOURCES

If you or someone you know might need help, please reach out to someone in your community, and in an emergency:
Call 911 or …
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Lifeline Crisis Text Line: 741741 (Canada text 686868).
National Hopeline Network (USA): *In Crisis: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

LGBTQIA+ RESOURCES

State of Vermont LGBTQIA+ Resources List
List of the various LGBTQIA+ organizations in VT. A couple are listed below.

OutrightVermont
Building safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth ages 13-22. Our youth programs, groups, and queer youth space (unless otherwise stated) are for queer and questioning people, ages 22 and under.

Pride Center of VT
Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is New England’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + (LGBTQ+) Vermonters.


Women’s Resources in Vermont

State of Vermont Commission on Women
The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state agency advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners, along with representatives from organizations concerned with women’s issues, guide VCW’s public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts.
Handbook: Legal Rights of Women in VT
Directory of Resources
Vermont Commission on Women
126 State Street, 2nd Floor
Montpelier, Vermont 05633-6801
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VermontCommissionOnWomen/