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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/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.

Family Services Division (FSD)

Deputy Commissioner Karen Shea
DCF - Family Services Division
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT - 05671-1030
Phone:(802) 241-2131

http://dcf.vermont.gov/fsd

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