Local Resources and Organizations
In addition to the Designated Agencies that the Department of Mental Health works with, there are numerous organizations throughout the state. If an organization has a website, you can visit it by clicking on the organization's name.
Alyssum provides a provides a safe, mutually supportive, non-judgmental, educational and self-empowering environment for Vermonters who are experiencing mental health crisis.
1 (802) 767-6000927 Vermont 100 Rochester, VT 05767
Another Way is a drop in center for people with mental health or emotional issues or who are homeless.
1(802) 229-0920P.O. Box 264 125 Barre Street Montpelier, VT 05601
Center for Crime Victim Services (CCVS) is a statewide organization that provides advocacy and information to victims of crime
1(800) 750-121358 South Main Street Waterbury, VT 05676
Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services is a deaf agency in Vermont run by deaf people for deaf people. DVAS believes that deaf people in Vermont have the right to live in a violence-free environment, and their mission is to ensure that deaf victims have equal access to support services.
Disability Rights Vermont works with individuals who are labeled mentally ill and are receiving mental health treatment in a residential facility or hospital, or were recently discharged from a hospital or other residential facility. It investigates complaints of abuse and violations of individual rights.
1(802) 229-1355141 Main Street / Suite 7 Montpelier, VT 05602
Friends of Recovery--Vermont is an advocacy organization that spreads the word about the value of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and the effects of addictions.
1(802) 229-6103 or 1(800) 769-2798P.O. Box 1202 Montpelier, VT 05601
KidsSafe Collaborative aims to improve community response to child abuse and neglect.
308 Pine Street Burlington, VT 05401
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont is a statewide volunteer organization comprised of family members, friends, and individuals affected by mental illness.
1(802) 244-1396 or 1(800) 639-6480162 South Main Street Waterbury, VT 05676
National Association of Social Workers--Vermont Chapter is a professional organization for all graduate (MSW) and undergraduate (BSW) social workers.
1(802) 223-1713 or 1(888) 260-7398P.O. Box 1348 Montpelier, VT 05601
1 (888) 492-821843 King St.
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont promotes and supports healthy relationships between children and the people who care for them in order to eliminate child abuse through parent education, support and public awareness.
1(802) 229-5724 or Parents' Stress Line: 1 (800) 244-5373P.O. Box 829 Montpelier, VT 05601
R.U. 1 2? An organization working to end physical, sexual, and emotional violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) people. They provide information, support, referrals, and advocacy to LGBTQQ survivors of violence and offer education and outreach programs in the community.
1(866) 869-7341 Toll freeThe Champlain Mill 20 Winooski Falls Way, Suite 102 Winooski, VT 05404
Starting Over Strong Anyone in need can call toll-free 855-SOS-VT00 (855-767-8800) to access 'Starting Over Strong-Vermont' (SOS), a Crisis Counseling and Assistance and Training Program that provides short-term support for individuals, groups, and communities impacted by flooding. The services are free and will be available through the first anniversary of Irene (Aug. 28, 2012).
Stern Center for Language and Learning is a nonprofit literacy center dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential.
1(802) 878-2332 or 1(800) 544-4863135 Allen Brook Lane Williston, VT 05495
(802) 295-87731011 North Main Street, Suite 28 White River Junction, VT 05001
Vermont Adoption Consortium is comprised of agencies and groups from around the state who have joined together for a common purpose: to support Vermont's adoptive families.
Vermont Association of Addiction Treatment Programs is a network of organizations in Vermont dedicated to the treatment of people with substance abuse conditions.
1(802) 334-524655 Seymour Lane Newport, VT 05855
Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) provides advocacy, coordinates the Week of the Young Child, has a catalog of resources and services, and hosts an annual conference.
1(802) 985-2697PO Box 464
Waterbury, VT 05676-0464
Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addition Recovery is an organization working to promote mental health and mental health services with a focus on public education and advocacy.
P.O. Box 165 Montpelier, VT 05601
Vermont Center for Independent Living is a private non-profit organization operated by and serving Vermonters with disabilities.
1(802) 229-0501 or 1(800) 639-1522
11 East State Street Montpelier, VT 05602
Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights is a statewide coalition of disability advocacy organizations that works closely with its member organizations to empower people with disabilities and assist them to directly participate in legislative decision-making.
1(802) 223-6140 voice/TTY
11 East State St., Suite 2 Montpelier, VT 05602
Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services promotes a statewide, non-profit system of developmental and behavioral health care for people with developmental disabilities; serious and persistent mental illness; substance abuse; and children experiencing severe emotional disturbance, as well as their families.
137 Elm Street Montpelier, VT 05602
Vermont Family Network provides a network of support and information for families whose child has a chronic illness, disability or has been born permaturely.
600 Blair Park Road, Suite 240 Williston, VT 05495
Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health is a family-run organization supporting families whose children are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges.
1(802)-876-7021 and 1(800)-639-6071
PO Box 1577
Williston, VT 05495
Vermont Foster/Adoptive Family Association (VFAFA) is a volunteer parent organization dedicated to strengthening foster and adoptive families through training, peer support, advocacy and other services.
Vermont Law Help is a non-profit legal website for non-lawyers. It explains laws that affect Vermonters in an easy-to-read format. It's target audience is low-income Vermonters. They provide legal information, referrals to free legal help, the courts, and social service agencies. They also provide guided links to court forms on the Judiciary's website.
Legal Services Law Line of Vermont
274 North Winooski Avenue Burlington, VT 05401
Vermont Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm organized into specialized projects serving clients from six offices located throughout Vermont. It helps Vermonters with non-criminal legal problems if they have low incomes, are elderly, or have a disability.
- Burlington - 264 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05402
- Montpelier - 7 Court Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05601
- St. Johnsbury - 177 Western Avenue, Suite 1, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
- Rutland - 57 North Main Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701
- Springfield - 56 Main Street, Suite 301, Springfield, Vermont 05156
- Waterbury - Vermont State Hospital (No client intake)
Vermont Migrant Education Program supports high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems resulting from repeated moves.
The Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a statewide coalition of domestic and sexual violence programs. Many of the Vermont Network Programs provide outreach, education, and support services for children and youth who have experienced domestic violence.
1(800) 228-7395 (Domestic Violence) or 1(800) 489-7273 (Sexual Violence)PO Box 405 Montpelier VT 05601
Vermont Parent Information Center provides families of children who have special needs with information and support regarding their child's disability, the education process, and community resources.
1(800) 639-7170600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301 Williston, VT 05495-7589
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc. is a survivor-run organization that provides information, referral, education/training and networking services services in addition to advocating to improve mental health services.
1(802) 775-6834 or 1(800) 564-2106One Scale Ave. Suite 52 Rutland, VT 05701
Voices for Vermont’s Children does advocacy work, produces a legislative agenda with updates, publishes The Vermont Kids Count Data Book, and hosts an annual conference. They also sponsor the Vermont Community Leadership Training Program, a free community-based training program for adult community members who are committed to making positive change in communities.1(802) 229-6377 149 State Street PO Box 261 Montpelier,VT 05601