The organizations below can answer questions about ESD programs and help you apply for benefits. Other organizations may also be able to help, including Parent Child Centers and many health and mental health organizations. Ask the organization you are working with if they offer this type of assistance.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
If you are age 60+, contact your local agency if you have questions about benefits or want help completing an application. An outreach worker might be able to visit you at home. You can call Vermont's Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 to connect to your local agency.
Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV)
AALV helps new Americans from all parts of the world to gain independence in their new communities. This can include helping them apply for benefits while they transition to living and working in Vermont. Go to http://www.aalv-vt.org/ or call (802) 985-3106 for more information.
Community Action Agencies
Contact your local community action agency for help completing an application and to get answers to your questions about benefits.
Formerly the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, the URSCRI Vermont Field Office can help refugees to apply for benefits. Call (802) 655-1963 or go to https://refugees.org/uscri-vermont/ for more information.
Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Vermont to find out about hundreds of important community resources, like emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, healthcare, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation needs, educational and volunteer opportunities, and more. The 2-1-1 call center is available 24 hours a day/seven days a week. You can also go to www.vermont211.org.
The Vermont Foodbank helps people around the state access more healthy food through a variety of programs. Call 855-855-6181 for support with any 3SquaresVT questions, including application assistance. You can also text 85511 to VFBSNAP to check if you may be eligible for benefits. For more information visit: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/nurture-people/3squaresvt