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Advocacy Services

Children’s Advocacy Centers/Special Investigation Units

CAC’s and SIU’s coordinate multi-agency responses to child sexual abuse investigations and provide advocacy to child victims and their families.

  • Statewide Chapter - Vermont Children’s Alliance: (802) 735-7984 or 379-8846
  • Addison County - Addison County SIU: (802) 274-5724
  • Bennington County - Bennington County CAC & SIU: (802) 442-5107
  • Caledonia & Southern Essex: Caledonia County SIU: (802) 424-1227
  • Chittenden County - Children’s Advocacy Center at CUSI: (802) 652-0391
  • Franklin & Grand Isle Counties - Northwest SIU: (802) 524-7961
  • Lamoille County - Lamoille County SIU: (802) 888-0558
  • Orange County - Orange County SIU: (802) 685-4712
  • Orleans, Caledonia, and Northern Essex Counties - Orleans County CAC & Northeast Kingdom SIU: (802) 334-6002
  • Rutland County - Child First CAC & Rutland SIU: (802) 747-0200
  • Washington County - O.U.R. House of Central Vermont, (802) 476-8825
  • Windham County - Windham County Safe Place CAC & SIU: (802) 579-1358
  • Windsor County -
    • CAC at The Family Place and Windsor County SIU:  (802) 295-3882
    • CAC at the Springfield Area Parent Child Center: (802) 295-3882

Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services

1-800-750-1213, (802) 241-1250,  www.ccvs.state.vt.us
Provides information for victims of crime in Vermont, including the Vermont Victim Services Resource Directory; supports and guides victims through the criminal justice system; and provides limited financial assistance to victims of violent crime.


Helplines & Hotlines - Vermont

  • Child Abuse Hotline (24/7): 1-800-649-5285
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-228-7395
  • Parent’s Helpline: 1-800-244-5373 during business hours
  • Sexual Violence Hotline: 1-800-489-7273

Mental Health Services

Community Mental Health Centers

Call (802) 241-2601 or go to http://mentalhealth.vermont.gov/individuals-and-families/designated-agencies for a list of mental health agencies that provide services to children and families.

Substance Abuse Treatment Providers

Call (802) 651-1550 or go to http://healthvermont.gov/adap/treatment/treatment_county.aspx for a directory of treatment providers.


Support / Services

Vermont 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 or go to vermont211.org for help connecting to government programs, community-based organizations, and support groups—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

VT Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: Call (802) 223-1302 to connect to the nearest agency for information, crisis support and referrals.

Stop It Now's Online Help Center

Go to http://www.stopitnow.org/help-guidance/online-help-center to search for the information and guidance you need.


Websites

  • NetSmartz - www.netsmartz.org - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s website about internet and technology safety — for parents, teens, and educators.

  • Vermont Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Abuse - http:/humanservices.vermont.gov/center-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-sexual-abuse - The Center is mandated by Vermont law to coordinate and oversee the state’s systematic response to sexual assault and child sexual abuse. You will find many resources here.