Reach First helps families overcome temporary, short-term financial crises and avoid the need for ongoing assistance.
You may choose to participate in Reach First, if you:
Who is eligible?
Eligibility for Reach First is the same as for Vermont’s Reach Up program with one exception: income from child support (after a disregard of the first $50 received in a month) is counted as unearned income to determine eligibility and potential benefits.
What assistance is provided?
Reach First provides case management, financial help, and support services. A cash benefit may be provided in a lump sum or in payments, based on a family’s needs.
How do I apply?
What if I have questions? Need help applying?
Call 1-800-479-6151 during business hours ((Monday to Thursday, 8AM to 5:45 PM, Fridays, 8AM – 4:15 PM). You can also visit a district office or click here for a list of other organizations that can help.