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802 Quits Tobacco

Free one on one, group, phone, & website tobacco cessation coaching. Free or reduced cost nicotine replacement for Vermonters 18 years and older with counseling


AIDS Hotline

Serves all of Vermont. Provides AIDS education information, HIV testing, and counseling.


Alcohol Drug Abuse Division

Prevention works. Treatment is effective. People recover.

88 Merchants Row, #300
Rutland, VT 05701


Alcoholics Anonymous – Bennington, VT

AA helps people find local help with their alcohol addiction and treatment.


Alcoholics Anonymous – Middlebury, VT

AA helps people find local help with their alcohol addiction and treatment.


Alcoholics Anonymous – Rutland, VT

AA helps people find local help with their alcohol addiction and treatment.

160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701


Alzheimer’s Care Giver Support Group

The Alzheimer's Association Monthly Telephone Caregiver Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 4-5:30pm. Anyone interested in attending this group can reach out to me at Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons living with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia to exchange practical information on care giving challenges and possible solutions.


Alzheimer’s Support Group

Community Health’s Alzheimer’s support group will be meeting the second Tuesday of each month at 4pm at Community Health Allen Pond, 71 Allen Street, Rutland, Suite 403. Future meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Community Health Allen Pond
71 Allen Street, Suite 403
Rutland, VT 05701



Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders

Eating disorder recovery is possible. As the leading nonprofit in the U.S., ANAD is here to help by providing free, peer support to anyone struggling with an eating disorder.


ARC – Rutland Area

Serving Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

The ARC advocates for the rights of people with developmental disabilities and their families to have opportunities to participate in their communities as valued citizens.

128 Merchants Row, Suite 302
Rutland, VT 05701


Assisted Living Research Institute

The Assisted Living Research Institute is an  industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand actionable guides and resources. This organization provides information for families and senior citizens including all services available for seniors living in Vermont, helpful city and state programs, and allows users to find the best assisted living facilities in their community.  

Autism Support Daily

Offers a parent-only message board for parents and professionals, and additional support opportunities for families.


Bayada Hospice Virtual Caregiver Support Group

A virtual caregiver support group 2nd Thursday of each month from 2:30-3:30pm. EVERYONE WELCOME Email to get a Zoom link


Better Breathers Support Group

An American Lung Association support group for people with breathing issues and their loved ones or caregiLiving with a chronic lung disease can be easier. Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. Learn better ways to cope with conditions such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma while getting the support of others in similar situations. Led by a trained facilitator, these in-person adult support groups give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.vers.


Cancer Fighters Community

Collaborate, Connect, Learn

The Cancer Fighters Community offers truly amazing connections and support from wonderful people who know what you’re going through.


Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

Everybody can have difficulty sitting still, paying attention or controlling impulsive behavior once in a while. For some people, however, the problems are so pervasive and persistent that they interfere with every aspect of their life: home, academic, social and work. Visit the website to learn more.


Children’s Crisis Line Services

Rutland Mental Health


Community Access Program


CAP assists those who are developmentally disabled and their family members or guardian. They work with families and other service providers to develop the supports necessary within the community to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to identify and achieve personal goals.


Compassionate Friends

Compassionate friends are a support group to assist families who have suffered the loss of a child any age


Diabetes Education & Support

An individualized program to give patients and their family members a better understanding of diabetes. Call for more information.


Empty Arms Bereavement

This is a free, peer-facilitated group for bereaved parents with a prior loss who are currently pregnant, trying to conceive, or pursuing adoption or surrogacy. Meets 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30pm, online


Family and Children Support Services

Family and Children support services help with questions and struggles regarding the family and the children within the family.

88 Park Street
Rutland, VT 05701


Family Anonymous

For families dealing with alcohol and drug addiction of a family member in a 12 step process.


Friends of Adoption

Gamblers Anonymous

HIV/AIDS Support Group

For those whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS


Insulin Pump Support Group

Mental Health Hotline

Provides mental health information and resources. Able to refer callers to treatment facilities or federal, state and local organizations dedicated to treating and preventing mental illness.


Military One Source

Supports every phase of military life.


Multiple Sclerosis Association of America


National Alliance on Mental Illness

The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.


Narcotics Anonymous

Fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. They are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

P.O.Box 6414
Brattleboro, VT 05301


National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Greater New England Chapter

Helps each person address the challenges of living with MS

75 Talcott Road, Suite 40
Williston, VT 05495


New Story Center

The New Story Center is dedicated to assisting survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This includes prevention, education and outreach to the communities with the goal of preventing and decreasing incidences of further abuse. Services are confidential and free of charge. Offers assistance in establishing new residence, alcohol and substance abuse referrals, short term counseling and support, community referrals, legal advocacy, and community education. Sexual Violence Hotline: 800-489-7273 24-hour Hotline: 802-775-3232

92 Grove Street
Rutland, VT 05701


Outright VT Friday Night Support

Meets two Fridays a month for a peer to peer social and support group for queer and questioning youth across the state of Vermont. FNG is open to queer and questioning youth between the ages 13-22.


Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a community of people who support each other in order to recover from compulsive eating and food behaviors. We welcome everyone who feels they have a problem with food.

Parents of Murdered Children


For the families and friends of those who have died by violence.


Parents Together

Parent support group healing on various issues.


Pathways Vermont Support Line

The Pathways Vermont Support Line provides free, confidential support and connection for all Vermonters via phone and text 24/7 at (833) VT - TALKS / (833) 888-2557. The line is staffed by local peers who have been through challenging situations themselves and are available to listen and provide non-judgmental insight. We focus on supporting individuals who reach out for a wide range of reasons, from anger over a frustrating day, to feeling alone, to wanting support for substance use or processing medical concerns, or just wanting to chat.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group

Rutland County Peer-Run Warm Line

Volunteer-run program provides telephone support and information.

1 Scale Avenue
Rutland, VT 05701


Rutland Mental Health Crisis Line Adults

The Health Crisis line has a 24 hour availability that can be used for any mental health crisis.

78 South Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701


Rutland Recovery Collaborative

This is a local Rutland area pilot project funded by SAMSHA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) BRSS TACS (Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale) with partnering agencies, The Turning Point Center of Rutland and Vermont Psychiatric Survivors (VPS). The goal of this program is to create one door; with one number to call for information and referral to primary care providers and easy access to self- referring individuals.  (We will need a signed release by you and your primary care provider so we can place an outreach call to you or you may self -refer as well). Your provider may also make an assisted call with you present. The Turning Point Center provides an array of support groups and a location where people can socialize with others who are in recovery.

SIDS: VT Department of Health

Provides public health nursing services for support and information to families who have experienced the loss of a child from SIDS.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.


Tea for the Soul

A caregiver's support group for anyone who cares for someone with cancer


Vermont Kin As Parents

Strengthening families raising the children of relatives.

The idea of kinship care is not new. Throughout history, relatives and friends have helped each other during times of need. They have cared for each other’s children during the birth of a child, following the death of a loved one, during a serious illness and while parents were out of town for work. But today, increasing numbers of children are being cared for by “kin” on a full-time basis.


Vermont Lung Association

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors

In a Crisis? Dial 988 or Text “VT” to 741741

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc. is an independent, statewide mutual support and civil rights advocacy organization run by and for psychiatric survivors. Founded in 1983, we offer mutual support, publish a quarterly newspaper that is distributed throughout Vermont, offer patient representation in Vermont psychiatric hospitals and residential facilities, sponsor peer-led support groups, advocate and educate to challenge discrimination, and offer technical assistance to allied organizations.

128 Merchants Row, Suite 606
Rutland, VT 05701


Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

Zero Suicide Project

Zero Suicide, a project of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), is a key concept of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and a priority of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. The Vermont Department of Mental Health has chosen Zero Suicide as the framework for current state efforts in health care systems. As Vermont aligns its efforts with the National Strategy, the results and successes of this growing national initiative in communities around the country present an opportunity to have an immediate impact on the number of deaths by suicide. If you or someone you know is depressed or suicidal, and there is cause for immediate concern, there are a number of resources that can help: VTSPC also has an online resource directory for suicide prevention:

Center for Health and Learning
28 Vernon Street - Suite 319
Brattleboro, VT 05301


Veterans Crisis Line

24 hours a day.


Veterans Suicide Help

This hotline connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring responders from Department of Veterans Affairs through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. This line is for veterans and the veterans loved ones. Or text to: 838255


VNA and Hospice of the Southern Region

Free, Bereavement Support Group for Adults Free bereavement support group for adults, facilitated by Jesse Bradley, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator at the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region. Bereavement support groups often allow participants to process their grief, share and receive helpful advice, and create a community with others walking in similar paths. The groups will take place weekly on Tuesday at 6pm in the Casella Conference Room at the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region. The Casella Conference Room can be accessed by the lower parking lot (last driveway on the left). To learn more please contact Jesse Bradley, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator at 1.802.855.4225 or at


WITS End Support Group

Are you at your wits end dealing with a loved one's addiction problem? Free, open and confidential networking with others like you to share what works and what doesn’t. Certified counselor present.

Rutland City Police Department
108 Wales Street, 2nd Floor
Rutland, VT 05701