Family Resources

3SquaresVT
3SquaresVT, a program of the VT Dept. of Children and Families, can help you stretch your food budget so you can put three healthy meals on your table every day.

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.

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 disabilites. Several of their programs are listed separately under Family Resources and Elder (Senior) Resources pages on this website.
Benefits Call Center:  1-800-479-6151
Child Abuse Hotline:  1-800-649-5285
Child Care Helpline:  1-800-649-2642
Child Support Helpline:  1-800-786-3214

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.

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
Ph: (802) 479-2294

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
Benefits Call Center: (800) 479-6151 or 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
Ph: (802) 595-7953
E: info@goodbeginningscentralvt.org

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.
Phone: (800) 479-6151 (Monday-Thursday, 8AM- 5:45 PM, Fridays, 8AM – 4:15 PM)
Visit your local district office

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.

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, we will connect you with partner agencies near you in Vermont.
Phone: (800)-585-2265 | Email: info@vtfoodbank.org

Non-profit human service organization, helping families and providers make child care connections, strengthen early learning opportunities, and create child care solutions for communities.
Ph: (802) 863-3367

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.
Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 228-7395 (24/7)
Sexual Violence Hotline: (800) 489-7273 (24/7)

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
Local: (802) 476-2093
Toll Free: 1-877-919-2299
Fax: (802) 479-5353
Website: www.capstonevt.org

LGBTQ RESOURCES

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.
Ph: (802) 865-9677
E: info@outrightvt.org

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 and Queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters.
Ph: (802) 860-7812

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