Local Resources for Assistance. You can click on any organization’s name which appears in GREEN and you’ll be connected to their website.
- 211 – United Ways of Vermont Do you need help finding help? Looking for help with everyday needs? Are you facing difficult times and not sure where to turn? Use the 211 link to access their website or CALL 211.
- CVAA Senior Helpline CVAA partners with you offering guidance and providing you with the services and support you need, when you need it. From information, a meal, or full case management services—we can help. Our services are provided to seniors and caregivers, regardless of financial status. CALL OUR SENIOR HELPLINE AT 1-800-642-5119 to see how we can help you. No question is too small—if it matters to you, it matters to us.
- CVOEO Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity Crisis fuel program, assistance with security deposits, application assistance for food stamps, family coupons (to farmer markets), gardening, link with VT tenants. 802-863-6248
- Howard Center – We offer 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 1873 and serves more than 15,000 individuals and families every year.
- JUMP – Joint Urban Ministry Project Emergency assistance drop-in center open 9:00am-12 noon every weekday and 10:00am – 1:00pm the second Saturday of the month. Located at the First Congregational Church, 38 South Winooski Ave., Burlington – Across from Rite-Aid. Jump offers hospitality and spiritual care, financial assistance with basic need through vouchers at local businesses, take-away items such as food, toiletries, household cleaners and baby care items, and vouchers for used clothing and household goods at local thrift stores. 802-862-4501
- Richmond Food Shelf & Thrift Store Located at 58 Bridge Street in Richmond. The Food Shelf serves Bolton, Huntington, Jonesville and Richmond residents.802-578-4283
- Salvation Army Emergency assistance in utilities, bus passes, clothing, transportation, and treatment centers. Dinner served every day at 5:15pm in Burlington. 802-864-6991
- WIC WIC is a nutrition program designed to serve income-eligible pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding or who have a new baby, infants and children up to age 5 who are nutritionally or medically at risk. Our goal is to improve health by informing families about good health practices and by providing nutritious foods to eligible Vermonters.
- Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) The VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties Vermont is a nonprofit home health care agency which offers nursing care, home care, elder care, senior care, including Hospice care for individuals and families through health and related services in homes and other community settings.
- Seasonal Fuel Assistance You can apply for Vermont’s Fuel Assistance Program to help pay for a part of your winter home heating bills. To get an application, call the FUEL OFFICE at 1-800-479-6151 between July 15 and February 28.
- The Caroline Baird Crichfield Fund for Women in Need This fund assists women in emergencies to create independent, safe, healthy and creative lives. Though the majority of the applicants are women from abusive situations, the fund does accept women who are in other emergency situations and are unable to find assistance form other area resources. 802-865-6932
- Vermont Conference UCC
- United Church of Christ
- United Church of Christ – on Facebook
- United Church of Christ Youth News
- Upper Room
- Spirituality and Well-being. Spirituality and spiritual fitness provide an inner resource that is critical to a person’s resilience and well-being. Spiritual fitness means dealing with the hard questions of life and situations, anxiety, and stress – dealing in ways that are healthy for the body and mind. You can evaluate our own spiritual fitness with two free interactive tests of “Spirituality and Well-being” at this website
- Spirit Seasons – lectionary based resources for leading worship and Christian Education programs.
- Vermont Interfaith Power and Light VTIPL educated faith community members about the threat that the climate crises presents to Earth and facilitates actions to care for Creation.
Websites from other faith groups and religions