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Welcome to Community Health. We look forward to taking care of the medical and dental needs for you and your family, something we’ve done since 2004. We operate Primary Care Medical Offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, Shoreham and West Pawlet, Vermont.
All of our offices are accepting new patients and we participate with most area insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid and some insurances from neighboring New York State.
We also offer Sliding Fee Scales to our patients who do not have medical insurance. The sliding scales are based on your income and family size. Please call one of our offices to make an appointment to find out if you qualify. One of our Outreach Coordinators will be happy to assist you.
Serving uninsured and underinsured patients has always been a cornerstone of Community Health. Community Health participates in OneCare Vermont, a network of health care providers and services focused on improved quality of care and lower costs for all Vermonters.
The Community Health Board of Directors is a dedicated group of community members, the majority of whom are also our patients. As residents of the communities we serve, they have the unique ability to provide the leadership necessary to make our organization a success.
Robert Riley, Ph.D,
Nancy Morlino, MBA
Melbourne Boynton, MD
Joanne Calvi, RN, BSN
Roland “Lenny” Gibson, Ph.D.
Thomas W. Huebner
Amy R. Menard, Esq.
Scott F. Webb
Community Health provides the highest quality of care to our patients and families, while conducting our health care and business practices in a legal, ethical and professional manner.
The Compliance Hotline was established to assist patients, families, employees and business associates with reporting known or suspected instances of fraud, waste, neglect and abuse. If you are concerned that a decision or action may violate the law or organizational policy, please call the Compliance Hotline at 855-750-5893.
Compliance Risk Manager
Community Health, together with Rutland Regional Medical Center, conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years.
Managed by the Rutland County Health Needs Assessment Steering Committee, these Needs Assessments include a broad range of data and input from around the community and region. Information includes secondary data from other sources as well as individual input through consumer surveys and through focus group meetings. All of the information gathered is reviewed and prioritized by a broad, community-based committee.
Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), is deemed by the Bureau of Primary Health Care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to be a federal employee for purposes of medical malpractice claims and, as such, qualified for protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
This health center receives U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
The current Deeming Notice of Community Health is available here Community Health Deeming Notice Federal Tort Claims Act.
According to the FTCA requirements, medical malpractice claims against the health center are reviewed and/or litigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. An individual who has a claim against the health center is to file an administrative claim with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the following address:
Office of the General Counsel
General Law Division Claims and Employment Law Branch
330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 5362
Washington, DC 20201
Phone No.: 202-619-0171
Fax No.: 202-619-2922
Community Health offers a full range of medical, dental and behavioral health services including preventative care, well child care, acute care and management of chronic illness. The quality of our care and patient satisfaction are important factors in how we deliver our services and our ability to foster a productive work environment for our health care providers.
Information about injuries, symptoms, and conditions
Helpful regional information including phone numbers, websites and directions.
We are dedicated to helping provide you and your family with information and tools to help you make life-long healthy choices.
Review your medical records online in a safe, secure environment.
View upcoming appointments, request or cancel an appointment.
Send and receive non-urgent messages with your doctor’s office.
View your medication list and request a refill.
View and pay bills.
The mission of this program is to protect vulnerable adults whose health and welfare may be adversely affected by abuse, neglect or exploitation, raise public awareness of adult abuse issues, and educate mandatory reporters about their reporting responsibilities.
(Work Hours) 800-649-5285
Rutland Mental Health
Ambulance, Fire, & Police
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.
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.
If victim is not alert: call 9-1-1
The Health Crisis line has a 24 hour availability that can be used for any mental health crisis.
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: https://vtspc.org/get-help/
VTSPC also has an online resource directory for suicide prevention: https://vtspc.org/suicide-resources/list-of-resources
24 hours a day.
Free one on one, group, phone, & website tobacco cessation coaching. Free or reduced cost nicotine replacement for Vermonters 18 years and older with counseling
AA helps people find local help with their alcohol addiction and treatment.
For families dealing with alcohol and drug addiction of a family member in a 12 step process.
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.
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.
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.
Provides educational opportunities for adults over age 16. Courses are typically non-credit. Programs include CDL, plumber and electrician apprenticeships, general contractor courses, business, technology, language, and more.
Castleton University is a VT State University offering two and four year undergraduate degree and graduate programs.
CCV is a VT State college offering Associate’s degrees, Certificate programs, and workshop and workforce training
The Department’s primary focus is to help support efforts to make Vermont a more competitive place to do business and create good jobs. DOL consists of Economic and Labor Market Information, Workers’ Compensation and Safety, Workforce Development, Workforce Development Council, and Unemployment Insurance and Wages.
Reach Up helps families with children by providing cash assistance for basic needs and services that support work and self-sufficiency
Links many Rutland County business and education communities to bridge the gap between workforce of today and the one needed for the future. Fostering relationships among employers, educators, and service providers to enable people to get the skills they need to find productive and rewarding work. Offering an Adult Workforce Council and a Council on Youth.
UVM Extension is a family and community resource in the areas of economic development, nutrition, food safety and health, agriculture, and environment and natural resources. Offerings include webinars and Internet-based information, one-on-one meetings, workshops, conferences and youth programs
Provides adults with essential skills for their education. Credential programs include: High School Completion Program(HSCP), Vermont Adult Diploma Program(ADP), GED, plus higher level skills to support students wanting to get into college. Also offers programs on computer instruction and adult and family literacy.
Provides training and employment services to low income Vermonters over age 55 or disabled.
VocRehab offers free, flexible services to any Vermonter or employer dealing with a disability that affects employment. We partner with human service providers and employers across Vermont to help people with disabilities realize their full potential.
A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope, in order to solve their common problems. AI-Anon’s primary purpose is to help family and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.
BRAC is a prevention coalition focused on providing the community with drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention education and activities for children, young adults and their families. Serves Mount Holly, Ludlow, and Plymouth.
Mailing Address: PO Box 197, Ludlow, VT 05149
Provides help for mental health and addictive disorders, alcohol or other drug use. Provides specialized diagnosis and treatment services for children, adolescents and adults suffering from a wide range of psychiatric and addiction challenges
Project Crash is a state sponsored drinking driver rehabilitation program that provides mandatory educational courses for people whose motor vehicle privileges have been suspended due to driving violations that involve the use of alcohol
Provides services for those living with HIV/AIDS in Vermont and New Hampshire
Making Recovery Easier prepares you for a transition into the culture of the 12 step programs. This program explains all of the components of Alcoholics, Narcotics, and Cocaine Anonymous groups. It helps a person understand what is going on at the meetings, explains the format and defines phrases and terms. You can voice your concerns, questions, and share your experiences (positive and negative} about 12-step programs. Preregistration is not required
Provides medical detoxification and residential treatment and support services for drug and alcohol abuse to help their patients find recovery
Recovery Coaching is a form of strengths-based support for persons with addictions or in recovery from alcohol, drugs, codependency, or other addictive behaviors. These coaches are helpful for making choices in patient’s lives and to find the role ones addiction or recovery plays in it. Recovery coaches have personal experience, training, knowledge and an understanding of the recovery process
An alcohol, drug, gambling and family rehabilitation program providing effective treatment with practical goals and a reasonable cost for services. Open to anyone who they feel would benefit from treatment, including those currently supervised by corrections programs, pregnant women, and to intravenous drug users.
A program designed for women of all ages including those with young children and pregnant women who are substance users or whose lives are affected by the substance abuse of a spouse, significant other or family member. The curriculum offers education about substance abuse, parenting and coping skills in a supportive environment
Turning Point is a place for people to go for help with recovery. A drop-in recovery center with many programs and facilitated groups to assist in the struggles of recovery.
Contact: Tracie Hauck email@example.com
80 bed Inpatient Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Treatment Center, offering comprehensive services for Adults (male and female), adolescents and their families. Provides a safe structured environment for treatment of patients with addictive & co-occurring disorders
Our mission is to help Vermonters prevent and eliminate the problems caused by alcohol and other drug use. Working in partnership with state and national public and private organizations, ADAP plans, supports, and evaluates a comprehensive system of services
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. It was developed in 1997 by a group of people who were searching for ways to overcome their own mental health issues and move on to fulfilling their life dreams and goals. It is now used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues.
Anyone who would like to see some of the interesting options we have going on right now in terms of support, and virtual programming, please visit www.alzhereforyou.org. The Caregiver page lists some unique support groups and our virtual education programs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For folks with early-onset dementia, looking for some engagement activities, they can visit https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/, select Early Stage Programs, and type in their zip code.
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.
For a list of all of the Alzheimer’s Association’s education programs, and to take them on your own time, whenever is convenient, please visit www.alz.org/education.
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.
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.
Volunteer-run program provides telephone support and information.
Support system for patients with cancer who want help in dealing with life changes and emotional support
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.
A virtual caregiver support group 2nd Thursday of each month from 2:30-3:30pm.
Email email@example.com to get a Zoom link
Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24 Hour confidential help line for any type of suicide thoughts.
A caregiver’s support group for anyone who cares for someone with cancer
An independent, statewide, survivor-run organization for mental health workers and psychiatric consumers/survivors/ex-patients.
The primary focus of VPS is to empower individuals, assist in recovery and employment
The Club’s programs and services promote and enhance the development of children by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun.
Building Bright Futures (BBF) is a statewide nonprofit, public-private partnership, and the designated Vermont Early Childhood Advisory Council to the Governor, Administration, and Legislature in Vermont. BBF is focused on improving the well-being of young children and families by improving the system that serves them. BBF does this through three program areas: Community, Data, and Policy
Offers clinics on child car seats and safety, check that car seat is in working order, instruction on how to properly use and install the car seats, any questions regarding car sears and safety. Call for an appointment
Provides a place for parents to receive information about Vermont Child Care Providers as well as an avenue for anyone to voice concerns about child care providers in Vermont.
Child Care Support Services of Rutland County (CCSS) provides services and information that helps improve the lives of families, children and the people who seek to care for them. CCSS staff are available to assist with matters related to finding and paying for quality child care, specialized child care, starting a child care program, or education and information related to child care.
For children (generally under age 8) who may have a developmental delay or disability. They provide developmental evaluation services, follow-up and referral to community services.
Increases access to high quality childcare and child development services
Children with Special Health Needs provides a range of services to Vermont children – birth to age 21 – who have complex health conditions, and to their families. CSHN provides information, referral , medical services, care coordination, and resources to help families support their children’s well being, growth, and development. CSHN services begin with Newborn Screening and continue throughout childhood. CSHN also oversees the Children’s Personal Care and Hi-Tech Nursing Programs and collaborates to oversee the Children’s Palliative Care Program. At the community level, CSHN partners with Children’s Integrated Services Early Intervention (CIS-EI) and the Community Health Teams of the Vermont Blueprint for Health.
A statewide program to help identify and coordinate early childhood prevention as well as early intervention resources and services for families with children birth to six and pregnant women
The Early Childhood team utilizes a holistic assessment process to assist children and families in mobilizing their strengths. We support parents, teachers and other caregivers in strengthening relationships and uncovering “meanings” of challenging behavior. We provide consultation to families, child care programs and others to improve community and family outcomes.
Alternate Phone: Through CIS 770-1621
Help Me Grow VT provides a centralized telephone access point, via Vermont 2-1-1, for parents, caregivers, pre-schools, and healthcare providers to get information about and referrals to local services for children birth through age 8. Help Me Grow Child Development Specialists answer questions about children’s behavior and development and help identify children who are at risk for delays so that services can begin as early as possible.
PCAVt works to effectively prevent child abuse and neglect through parent education, support, and public awareness . Courses include those specialized for families in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, military families and reunification and foster and adoptive families as well as a program for nurturing fathers.
Mailing Address: PO Box 829, Montpelier, VT 05601 (94 Main Street, Suite #3, Montpelier, VT 05601)
Head Start promotes school readiness for low income children by working on their social and emotional development through early education, mental health support, social services, and parent involvement.
Mailing Address: PO Box 222, Rutland VT 05701
Community-based private nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and meeting the needs of parents, children, and families. They strive to nurture children and families through positive educational experiences that enhance their success in the community.
A licensed Afterschool Program for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Offers enrichment activities, homework assistance, outdoor activities, wholesome snack and bus transportation home. Call for more info.
Northwest Primary, Northeast Primary, Rutland Intermediate School
Serving children 6-12 years of age. Before and after-school program on-site. After-School program at Castleton Elementary School. Voted “Best of the Best Child Care Center for Greater Rutland County” 14 years running.
Organization serving children and families, providing vital programs in special education, family social services, early education and care, and water therapy and instruction. Determines eligibility for families to receive financial assistance for childcare, offers professional development opportunities and support for registered and licensed child care providers, provides referral information and educational literature for families searching for child care.
Empowers parents, families, and children and adults who have special needs to be effective advocates for their health, education and well-being; provides information, support, and advocacy; and promotes family-centered policies and practices.
This is a member organization that makes it easy for people to support kids and their needs. There are many ways to help our community and we provide sound research and analysis to give you the tools you need to make chance happen for our children
BROC is committed to empower, support, and educate individuals and families to be self sufficient in their employment, homes and communities through family stabilization and development. It helps assist with education, training, job creation, affordable housing, and expanding community awareness and advocacy.
Providing assistance support and resources for residents of Castleton and surrounding area in times of financial difficulty. Also has a food pantry Monday and Friday 1p – 3p.
Mailing Address: PO Box 475, Castleton, VT 05735
Helping Vermonters in finding programs, services, and resources for assistance. The divisions of the DCF are Child Development, Disability Determination, Economic Services, Family Services, Office of Child Support, and Office of Economic Opportunity.
Serves Fair Haven, Benson, and West Haven.
Clothing, furniture and household goods donation center
A 51 bed facility with Emergency Shelter and a Long Term Veterans Shelter. A soup kitchen is held three times a day Mon-Fri, and twice a day Sat & Sun. The mission is a dry, no tolerance shelter. It also offers a thrift store, of which the proceeds assist in supporting the mission.
An annual event to provide winter outerwear for families in need. Please call for additional information or to donate items.
The Salvation Army seeks to help people with the basic needs of life such as food, shelter, and warmth.
The goal of SVCOA is to support elders in keeping their maximum independence. A community based organization offering support and assistance to community members in need.
Coordinating recreational activities in the Brandon community.
Coordinates recreational activities for all ages in the Castleton community.
Sponsors recreational activities in the Clarendon community.
Mailing Address: PO Box 30, N Clarendon, VT 05759
Coordinating recreational activities in the Fair Haven community.
This center provides many opportunities to get more involved with the community with activities such as dance lessons, yoga, Zumba, Bone Builders, knitting, lunches, bingo, movies, and book discussions.
Providing activities for all ages in the Killington community.
Providing activities for the all ages in the Pittsford community.
Sponsors recreation programs for the Poultney community.
Coordinates recreation programs for the Proctor community.
Providing activities for the all ages in the Rutland County. Activities include team sports, individualized sports, creative arts programs, hunter safety programs, day camps, special events, rock climbing, and more.
Coordinating recreational activities in the Rutland Town community.
A program for 16-21 years olds. Open Monday thru Friday from 11:00am – 2:00pm, with a free lunch at 12:00. Provides support and resources for young adults in the community.
This center provides activities in the Tinmouth community including contra dance, yoga, workouts and community activities.
Coordinates recreational activities in the Wallingford community.
Sponsors recreation programs in the West Rutland community.
The museum encourages children to appreciate their role in local and global communities by creating a dynamic environment which fosters curiosity and exploration through play.
Mentor Connector recruits and trains adults to be mentors for kids in Rutland County.
Outright is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) ‘queer’ youth center and statewide advocacy organization. Their Mission is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth (ages 13-22). Outright includes programs at its Burlington office as well as workshops, summer camp programs and additional Friday night support groups in Rutland, Burlington, and Montpelier.
This is a collaborative community based on relationship building, leveraging resources, and information sharing by implementing best practices, committee work, and common engagement to improve the quality of life in Rutland.
RSVP gives opportunities for citizens of all ages to help, serve, and support our community by volunteering. Programs include Telecare, Green Mountain Foster Grandparent Program, and The Volunteer Center.
This organization collaborates with community organizations, partners with businesses, teams with service delivery organizations and joins forces with dedicated leaders and volunteers. UWRC is a funding source for local services. Together they work to solve community needs that affect families and children and assure community-wide services infrastructure.
Vermont Department of Liquor Control
Regulates health insurance, monitor insurance complaints.
Makes kids aware of consequences of buying, consuming, and possessing alcohol under the legal age.
Vermont Legal Aid provides free civil legal service to people throughout our community who are poor, elderly, or have disabilities.
Alt Number: 802-468-5355
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.
The role of this program is to develop and enhance the system of support in the home and community for people with autism spectrum disorder.
This division supports the efforts of Vermonters who are blind and visually impaired to achieve or maintain economic independence, self-reliance, and community integration.
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.
The Deaf Community in Vermont is small, but strong.
The Vermont Center for Independent Living’s Deaf Independence Program works together to create equal opportunities for all Deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Vermont.
A statewide agency dedicated to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and mental health issues. It is separate and independent from all state agencies, hospitals, and community mental health centers.
This division provides assistance in obtaining services and supports for older Vermonters, people with developmental or physical disabilities, and people with traumatic brain injuries, and their family members and/or caregivers.
Supervised residential apartment facility for residents with head injuries, providing apartments for independent living with monitoring and supervision of the residents provided by the staff of Lenny Burke Farm.
Serves survivors of traumatic brain injury age 18 & up. Rehabilitation in effort to move survivors from institution to higher levels of independence with support system.
Kids on the Move is dedicated to serving children of all ages with rehabilitation needs, providing physical, occupational and speech-language therapy services to children from birth to 21 years of age.
Mailing Address: PO Box 1837A, Rutland, VT 05701
Helps each person address the challenges of living with MS
RMHS is organized to maintain and operate a community mental health and developmental disabilities system providing medical, clinical and supportive services, to promote health, and to further other benevolent, scientific and educational activities. RMHS provides services and education for adults, children, and families. Services include programs for developmental disabilities, seniors and volunteers, substance abuse, and the community.
Mailing Address: PO Box 222, Rutland, VT 05701
Diverts and/or returns Vermonters, with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, from hospitals and facilities to a community-based setting. This is a rehabilitation-based, choice-driven program intended to support individuals to achieve their optimum independence and help them return to work.
This program is committed to enabling Vermonters with disabilities to have greater independence, productivity, and confidence, and to provide Vermonters a clear and direct avenue toward integration and inclusion in school, the work force and the community.
The VCSP provides specialized communication accommodations for people with disabilities to assure equal access to the Vermont system of justice and state services VCSP serves people with disabilities whose disabilities affect their ability to communicate and supports them with their participation in Court and Agency proceedings.
Serves all Vermonters in the need of a sign language interpreter.
A free service for all Vermonters connecting deaf, hard of hearing, and speech disabled individuals with users of regular phones.
To use: either party can dial 7-1-1 to reach a trained operator
VT Adaptive is a place where youth and adults with disabilities gain a measure of self-confidence and independence by participating in adaptive sports programs and activities. It offers diverse winter and summer programs.
Mailing Address: PO Box 139, Killington, VT 05751
This program serves Vermonters who are visually impaired. The main objective of this organization is to help clients achieve and maintain independence. Programs include rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, assistive technology, social networking, and other services such as transportation, readers, and companions.
VCIL believes that individuals with disabilities have the right to live with dignity and with appropriate support in their own homes, fully participate in their communities, and to control and make decisions about their lives.
We value collaboration with families and educators to help children develop linguistic, educational and social skills in order to achieve their full potential. We encourage the use of the most current technologies and evidence-based methods to best meet the diverse needs of this community.
Offers a parent-only message board for parents and professionals, and additional support opportunities for families.
Below please find a great resource for dealing with domestic violence:
This booklet is for anyone who may be abused, or anyone who thinks they know someone who may be abused. It is not always easy to
recognize abuse. This booklet will help you figure out if your current or former partner is abusing you. You can find information about how to get help if any of the following describes your situation:
If your partner does any of these things to you, please know that none of it is your fault.
If you know someone, including a friend, family member, co-worker or neighbor who is being abused, please know that it is not their fault. This booklet will give you information on how to help them, including:
If you are a professional in certain fields such as criminal justice, health, mental health, faith based communities, or social services who works with victims of domestic violence, you will find useful information in this booklet as well. Consider sharing this booklet with someone who might find it helpful, if you believe it is safe for the person to have it.
Family and Children support services help with questions and struggles regarding the family and the children within the family.
Free Support Group – Mondays from 10:00-11:30 at Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum
We’re here to support you during the transition of adding a new baby or child to your family. Find connection, education, and a community to share with. All parents including expecting parents and caregivers welcome.
Bring your baby, siblings welcome. Childcare provided.
Light refreshments and coffee provided.
For updates, check our Facebook Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/579645349467400/
Monthly support for group caregivers who are relatives of the children, any child 0-18
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.
Parent support group healing on various issues.
OCS is the state agency responsible for establishing, collecting upon, enforcing, and modifying support orders for children who do not live with both parents.
Serves Brandon, Forestdale, and Goshen.
Church services 9:30am Sunday, Children’s Church, Awana and Youth group offered during the school year. Food for Thought Community meal 6pm on the last Wednesday of every month. Men’s, Women’s, College Age ministries available.
A VT resident food program for those 60 or older and children under 6 not receiving WIC, and pregnant women not receiving WIC.
The Nutrition Program helps limited resource families, their children, and pregnant women learn to shop smarter, eat healthier, and save money.
Monthly (4th Sunday of each month) FREE community supper: 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.
Serves Hubbardton and some Castleton.
Mailing Address: PO BOX 1413, Castleton, VT 05735
Serves Danby, Dorset, East Dorset, Londonderry, Manchester, Manchester Center, Middletown Springs, Mt Tabor, Pawlet, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, South Dorset, Sunderland, Wells and Winhall.
MOW delivers meals to disabled persons or others, 60 or older. Noon meals are delivered Mon-Fri throughout Rutland County.
A 51 bed facility with Emergency Shelter and a Long Term Veterans Shelter. A soup kitchen is held three times a day M-F, and twice a day S-S. The mission is a dry, no tolerance shelter. It also offers a thrift store, of which the proceeds assist in supporting the mission.
Serves Pawlet, West Pawlet.
Alternative Phone: 802-325-3814
Serves Pittsford, Proctor and Florence.
Emergency food kits. We only accept requests for financial aid from non-church members if they are accompanied by a referral received from another local non-profit organization, such as BROC, Community Cupboard, the RCWNS, etc.
Please contact our office for more information.
Serves Chittenden, Clarendon, East Wallingford, Killington, Mendon, North Clarendon, Rutland City, Rutland Town, Shrewsbury, Wallingford, Tinmouth, Cuttingsville, and West Clarendon. Hours: M, W, F 11-3 Tu, Thr 4-6.
Community lunch 4th Saturday of every month.
Offers links to resources with a network of food shelves that run programs that feed Vermonters.
Youth Programs: 802-477-4126
Agricultural Programs: 802-477-4130
Food Shelf for West Rutland/Ira residents. Second and Fourth Saturdays 12-2:30 P.M. Emergencies considered.
Offers peer counselors and educational information on breastfeeding. Also offers nutrition information and support for pregnant women and children and their families. Supplementary food and nutrition program for pregnant women and children through age 5.
Compassionate friends are a support group to assist families who have suffered the loss of a child any age
Provides public health nursing services for support and information to families who have experienced the loss of a child from SIDS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serves all of Vermont. Provides AIDS education information, HIV testing, and counseling.
An American Lung Association support group for people with breathing issues and their loved ones or caregivers.
An individualized program to give patients and their family members a better understanding of diabetes. Call for more information.
For those whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS
Supports every phase of military life.
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
Bayada Nurses provides personal nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and personal home health care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their own homes.
Bayada Hospice provides hospice to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their own homes.
The CHI is a multi-disciplinary team that coordinates care of patients who have chronic health conditions. The goal of the CHI and Blueprint is to improve the health of individuals by engaging patients in self-management and working with primary care providers and community health resources to provide proactive care.
Services offered include: abortion services, birth control, general health care, HIV testing, Emergency Contraception, Pregnancy testing and services, STD testing, treatment and vaccines; provides health care for men and women; Sliding scale fee, Medicaid and Medicare accepted.
A free health clinic for uninsured and underinsured adult Vermonters. Medical and Dental Care. No emergency services available.
More than 30 specialized service areas to meet your health care needs.
For medical emergencies, dial: 9-1-1
Provides essential health promotion and disease prevention service.
Resource for comprehensive and safe travel health services including vaccines and individualized disease prevention plans to international travelers.
Mammograms and Pap tests. Removing financial barriers that prevent many women from being screened for breast and cervical cancer and heart disease.
Dial 2-1-1 for information about health and human services and organizations in your community. A local call anywhere in Vermont. A free, confidential service available 24 hours/7 days. For everyday needs and difficult times, 2-1-1 is a connection to thousands of resources across Vermont.
Makes kids aware of the consequences of buying, consuming, and possessing alcohol under the legal age.
Community classes include CPR and First Aid
Advocacy for brain injury survivors, Monday – Friday.
Free classes and information to help in the days after birth and the time that follows.
Care Net gives free pregnancy testing, confidential services, information and support.
VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region and Rutland Regional Medical Center present informative childbirth education classes for parents and parents-to-be.
Register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor.
Program provides information, referral, and advocacy for treatment, driver’s licenses, employment, and education for persons with epilepsy and their families. The foundation is working to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. Also provides information on support programs in the area for individuals, families, and friends.
Mailing address: PO Box 6292, Rutland, VT 05701
The Community Health Team (CHT) provides 6 week programs to help participants improve their self-care skills, learn to better manage chronic diseases, and work closer with their medical providers.
Helps each person address the challenges of living with MS, provides services, offers education and furthers more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization has in the world.
CPR classes information.
Vermont CARES works for and with Vermonters affected by HIV/AIDS to promote wellbeing through a continuum of prevention, support, and advocacy services.
Free case management services for medicaid members affected by chronic health conditions.
Alternative Phone: (802) 786-2524
At Home Senior Care is to provide dependable, responsive non-medical care while ensuring that seniors maintain their quality of life, with dignity and independence, while aging at home.
VNAHSR is a local non-profit, Medicare-certified home health agency that provides the high quality skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, hospice care, private duty and community health services to people of all ages in their homes throughout Bennington and Rutland County.
Their mission is to reconcile prisoners with society and society with prisoners. They are working locally to serve former prisoners in their difficult transition from prison to the community, assuring harmony in their lives and greater public safety.
Provides shelter, clothing, food, and an individualized program to reintegrate veterans back into the community and help them to achieve self sufficiency.
Provides services to prevent homelessness or re house those experiencing homelessness by offering hope. Assist families and individuals in addressing barriers in maintaining and sustaining their housing, coordination of services, assist with housing search, advocacy, appeals and tenancy education, facilitate the understating of terms and conditions of your lease, can provide financial assistance with back rent or a new lease for qualifying households.
Housing resources, property management
Provides Vermonters in Addison, Bennington, and Rutland Counties with education, counseling, and access to affordable loans needed to purchase, improve, and help keep their homes. They promote safe and affordable housing, focusing on sustainable home ownership. They offer information and assistance for many home improvement programs including weatherization, accessibility, lead removal, and structural issues.
Works to create diverse housing opportunities by building partnerships that support healthy, vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods. RHA assists with information, administration, and applications for subsidized and fair market housing.
To learn more, view our brochures:
Vista Senior Living Respite Holiday
Vista Senior Living Independent Living Flyer
Vista Senior Living Residential Care & Memory Care Brochure Brochure
Healthcare for eligible Vermont residents.
Medicare A: 800-522-8323
Medicare B: 800-447-1142
A full-service senior community.
Level III with a 9 bed Special Care.
Dementia Unit: 802-773-8840
Assisted Living Residence
Mailing Address: PO Box 176, Hydeville, VT 05750
Nursing Home, OT/PT/ST, Short Stay Rehab, Long Term Care, Transitional Care, and Memory Impairment services.
Nursing Home, OT/PT/ST, Short Stay Rehab, Long Term Care and Memory Impairment services.
Level III and IV
Nursing Home, OT/PT/ST, Short Stay Rehab, Long Term Care and Rehab.
Offers a variety of programs and services designed to assist people in improving the quality of their lives. These programs include group therapy and medication evaluation and treatment to meet the needs of people with mental health and substance abuse problems . Current groups include Stabilization, Weekly Therapy Group, and Seeking Safety Group.
Outpatient behavioral health services. May require physician referral.
Assessments of children, adolescents, and adults (educational, psychological, and neuropsychological), therapy over the lifespan, consultation (clinical and educational), supervision, and professional development.
The national 988 number was established to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health related crisis care needs. 988 will provide easier access to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline network and related crisis resources, which are distinct from 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed). The 988 dialing code will be available nationwide for call (multiple languages), text or chat (English only) on July 16, 2022.
A private non-profit corporation, provides licensed residential treatment on a working farm and a variety of transitional options in Rutland. Offering a healing community for people with mental illness, or mental illness with an associated addiction disorder.
Services include: counseling, including pre-marriage counseling, and assessment and referral. Limited financial assistance available. VCC serves on a nondiscriminatory basis.
Provides information and an open ear to talk about what you are going through with your child and their mental health. This allows individuals to talk and get advice about how to help and treat their child. It provides emotional support, help with locating services, referrals, peer navigation, family resource library, and trainings.
Mailing Address: PO Box 1577, Williston, VT 05495
New York State resources: The United Way provides a comprehensive Resource Guide for New York residents:
Mediation is used to help people reach agreements with one another. A trained mediator works with families in order to come to a settlement.
Provides safe contact between children and their non-residential parents and family members in supervised, child-focused environments.
Provides information, education, and guidance for parents in regards to children and the internet.
La Leche League is dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
Help stop underage drinking.
Helps parents find the answers they need in order to give their child the best care possible.
Helps parents find the answers they need in order to give their child the best child care possible
This department provides information about the education system in Vermont and what services your child should be receiving.
VKAP supports relatives who are raising children. VKAP offers information about resources to kinship families; assists in the development of support groups; organizes an annual kinship care conference, and publishes a quarterly newsletter.
Rutland Support: 802-747-0490
A free exercise program hosted through RSVP throughout the Rutland Area.
Pool Info Number: (802) 468-1426
This is an indoor, heated pool for adults and children. Swim lessons and exercise classes are available, as well as open swim times.
A free exercise program for those living with Parkinson’s and other related diseases and their loved ones. RSVP/Volunteer Center and Godnick Center
Includes trail information for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and running.
Interactive website that provides tracking of activity, weight, nutrition, stress, and more.
The CAC focuses on child abuse and prevention and assisting victims and non-offending family members. Education, information, and referrals are available.
24-hour hotline providing crisis intervention, information and referral, message delivery, and conferencing services. Free bus rides home for qualified runaways via the “Home Free Program”
Mailing Address: PO Box 175, Rutland, VT 05701
Anonymous Crime Tip: (802) 775-8002
Safer Society Press is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources for the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse.
Mailing Address: PO Box 340, Brandon, VT 05733
Stop It Now seeks to prevent the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families, and communities to take action that protect children before they are harmed.
Alternative Phone: 802-468-5355
An advance directive is what many people think of as a “living will,” or a “durable power of attorney for healthcare.” It is a written document that outlines your wishes for medical treatment, including if you are no longer able to make those decisions on your own. In Vermont it is not automatically your spouse or next of kin that will make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so yourself.
Please click her to visit the Community Health Advance Directives page for more information.
A Senior Center servicing Brandon
Offers transportation assistance to Rutland Area residents of any age to support independent living and improve quality of life.
The CCC strives to enrich the lives of their residents, particularly seniors, by providing education, recreation, communication, health and social opportunities.
Opportunity for senior citizens to give their wisdom, experience, and knowhow to the children within our community. By being a volunteer grandparent you are able to reach out to schools, recreation departments, health care facilities, and libraries that are in need of your services.
This program is a personal response system that allows subscribers to remain in their homes with the security of someone available at the touch of a button, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Volunteers of all ages provide transportation assistance to adults over age 60 and /or physically challenged adults funded by Medicaid. They are RSVP registered volunteers.
This club provides meals and activities for senior citizens.
Program of SVCOA
Enables Seniors to age in place safely and comfortably by providing transportation services, telephone relationships, information and referrals; and offers opportunities for seniors and others who care about issues related to aging to get involved in advocacy and change in order to make our communities good places to age. Includes Senior Meal Program.
Provides free telephone check-in to area seniors on a scheduled basis.
(Benson, Castleton, Hubbardton, Fair Haven, Orwell)
(Proctor, Rutland Town, West Rutland)
(Barstow, Leicester, Lothrop, Neshobe, Otter Valley, Sudbury, Whiting)
(Clarendon, Mill River, Shrewsbury, Wallingford)
(Middleton Springs, Poultney, Tinmouth, Wells)
(Mt. Holly, Ludlow, Plymouth)
Medicaid Transportation comes from the same company as “The Bus”. It offers free transportation to medi