Resources & Links

Economic Assistance

Community Action Agencies

Help lower-income Vermonters meet their basic needs (e.g., food, fuel, housing).

Economic Benefits From DCF

Benefits such as 3SquaresVT, Child Care Financial Assistance, Emergency Assistance, Fuel Assistance, Reach Up, and more.

Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (known as WIC)

Helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. 

Legal Assistance

South Royalton Legal Clinic

Helps residents from several Vermont counties who are unable to afford counsel with issues such as children’s rights, family law, housing, welfare and more. You can also call (802) 831-1500 for more information.

Vermont Bar Association’s Online Lawyer Referral Service

Attorneys provide an initial 30-minute office consultation for no more than $25. If you are not sure what type of attorney you need, call 1-800-639-7036 during regular business hours.

Vermont Law Help

Easy-to-read legal information on topics such as public benefits, education, and free legal services.

Vermont Legal Aid

Free civil legal services for people who are elderly, have a disability, or have low income. You can also call 1-800-889-2047.

Other Resources

Internet Essentials

You may qualify for affordable Internet service and a low-cost computer if your household is located in an area with Comcast Internet service; includes at least one child getting free or reduced cost school lunches; and meets other criteria. 

Vermont 2-1-1

A free information and referral helpline — available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dial 2-1-1 toll free from anywhere in Vermont. A call specialist will help you find government programs, community-based organizations, support groups, and other resources.

Parenting Issues

Parent Child Centers

Services include early childhood services, home visits to families with young children, playgroups, parent education, parent support, and information & referral. Visit the website listed above or dial 2-1-1 to find your local parent child center.

Vermont Family Division Mediation Program

Provides subsidized separation/divorce/post divorce/parentage/dissolution of civil union mediation and Parent Coordination (for high conflict families) services on a sliding fee basis to income eligible parents.

Vermont Fatherhood Resource Guide

This guide is not just for fathers! It can help any parent to find child care, early childhood services, parent support groups, economic assistance, and more.