Vermont State and Local Level Referrals
When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.
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For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.
For reference, see the full list of disaster recovery service categories covered in the below local resource list.
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Vermont State and Local Level Referrals
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|Category||Entity||Type of Assistance||Telephone Number|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Vermont Department of Disability, Aging Services, and Independent Living||Information on state and public resources available for people with disabilities, older people, and youth services.||802-241-2401|
|Aging Services||Vermont Department of Disability, Aging, and Independent Living: Aging Services||Services and opportunities for adult Vermonters. Care giver support, elder care, day services, nutrition, and senior centers.||802-241-0294|
|Agricultural Aid||Vermont USDA Farm Service Agency||USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine.||802-658-2803|
|Agricultural Aid||Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets||Community development, water quality, food safety, licensing and registration, and Farm First: Resources and Support for Farmers.||802-828-2430|
|Consumer Services||Vermont Office of the Attorney General: Consumer||Consumer resources and information on price gouging, scams, and online consumer complaint services.||Main office:|
|Contractors||Vermont Department of Public Safety: Division of Fire Safety||Building codes and safety services, trade licensing and certifications, hazardous material response, and fire investigation.||802-479-7561|
|Contractors||Vermont does not require the licensure of general contractors. Licensing is required for plumbing, electrical, HVAC & Boiler specialty trades.|
|Crisis Counseling||Vermont Suicide & Crisis Hotlines||Directory of crisis lines, and mental health services. 24-hour and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help.||Emergency: 911|
|Crisis Counseling||Washington County Metal Health Emergency Services: Crisis Services||The Emergency Services Team is a 24 hours, 7 days a week crisis intervention and assessment program covering all of Washington County and the towns of Orange, Williamstown and Washington in Orange County.||Emergency: 911|
|Crisis Counseling||Clara Martin Center||Comprehensive array of mental health and substance abuse services to the greater Upper Valley area including Orange County .||Emergency: 911|
|Crisis Counseling||Northwestern Counseling and Support Services||Offering Children, Youth, and Family Services, Behavioral Health Services, and Developmental Services. Serving Franklin and Grand Isle Counties||Emergency: 911|
802-524-6554 In State: 800-834-7793
|Disaster Specific Information||Vermont Emergency Management (VEM)||State Emergency Management updates, notifications, plans and public guidance.||Web referral only: https://vem.vermont.gov/|
|Disaster Unemployment Assistance||Vermont Department of Labor||When Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information. This assistance provides weekly beneﬁt payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.||802-828-4000|
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|Essential Needs||Vermont Department for Children & Families: Economic Services||Application for public benefits to meet basic needs such as food, Medicaid, heating fuel, essential care, and other state financial assistance.||800-479-6151|
|Essential Needs||Vermont Food Bank||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Online Locator to "Get Help" to find food shelf locations or other food resources.||211|
|Family & Protective Services||Vermont Department for Children and Families: Child Protection||Individuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect.||Emergency: 911|
|Family & Protective Services||Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection: Adult Protective Services||Individuals concerned with possible elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.||Emergency: 911|
|Health Care Services||Green Mountain Care||Information about state health, medical, and insurance programs. Medicaid, Dr. Dynasaur, prescription assistance, Vermont Health Connect, and other state programs. Dr. Dynasaur provides low-cost or free health coverage for children, teenagers under age 19 and pregnant women.||800-250-8427|
|Housing||Vermont USDA Rural Development Agency||USDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas.||802-828-6080|
|Housing||Vermont State Housing Authority||Rental Assistance program, Section 8 Home Ownership, Managed Housing, and Development Program.||802-828-3295|
|Information & Referral||State of Vermont||Vermont's Official State Website. Links to all State Departments and Agencies.||Web referral only:|
|Information & Referral||Vermont 2-1-1||Referral for Food, Mental Health, Health Care, Housing, Substance Use, Youth, Transportation, Utility Assistance, Income, Children & Families, Crisis, Basic Needs, Legal Assistance, Re-Entry, Older Adults||211|
Text zip code to 898211
In-state Callers: 1-866-652-4636
Out-of-state Callers: 802-652-4636
|Legal Services||Vermont Bar Association||Information for the public, and referrals to attorneys providing free or reduced fee legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.||802-223-2020|
|Legal Services||Vermont Legal Aid||Civil legal services for those living in poverty, with a disability, or over age 60. Housing discrimination and challenges to health care insurance or services.||800-889-2047|
|Legal Services||Legal Help Website||Self-help general civil (non-criminal) legal information. Legal forms and guides, sample letters, advice, and popular topics.||Online Legal Help Request Form|
|Tax Preparation||Vermont Department of Taxes: Individuals||State tax information and assistance. Personal Income tax, filing checklist, tax credits, tax adjustments, and forms.||Individuals: 802-828-2505|
|Veterans Services||State of Vermont: Office of Veterans Affairs||Information regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.||802-828-3379888-666-9844|
|Vital Statistics||Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles: Online Services||Replacement identification, drivers licenses, auto registrations and title services. Online listing for office locations.||802-828-2000|
|Vital Statistics||Vermont Department of Health: Vital Records||Replacement birth, death, marriage certificates and other vital document services. The Department of Health maintains 2014 to present.||802-863-7275|
|Vital Statistics||Vermont Secretary of State: Vital Records||Archived vital records. Records of Vermont births, deaths, marriages, civil unions, and divorces dating from 2012 and earlier.||802-828-3700|
|Volunteer||VOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY|
Referrals Last Updated: April 2021