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Local Resources

The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.

Our work throughout Orange County brings family support and outreach programming into homes and communities, meeting families where it is convenient and comfortable for them.

Our programs connect parents with practical strategies and skills that address the full spectrum of family joys and challenges.

Chelsea, Vt. 



Community mental health services for children, adults, and families.

Emergency Hotline: 1-800-639-6360

Bradford, VT. office: 802-222-4477


The Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) provides a wide array of programs and services, including adoption & foster care, child care, child development, child protection, child support, disability determination, and economic benefits such as 3SquaresVT, fuel assistance, and Reach Up.

1-800-649-5285 (child abuse reporting hotline)


24/7 hotline for victims of domestic and sexual violence

Chelsea, VT



Suicide, Drug and Alcohol Crisis Hotline

Sometimes we lose track of our lives. They suddenly aren’t where we thought they’d be, and we don’t know how to get back on track. At Headrest, we help with some of those tough, very real issues. In addition to our 24-hour crisis hotline that responds yearly to 10,000 calls from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, we offer addiction recovery services regardless of any client’s ability to pay. Headrest’s mission is to help those with limited income, so that no person is turned away; no person is alone.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

Teen Line: 1-800-639-6095


Visiting Nurses of Vt. and NH, W.Lebanon, NH: Home nursing and hospice care



Housing for the homeless, food shelf and clothing;

White River Jct., VT.




Counseling, parent support, adoption services, foster care, substance abuse treatment.

W.Lebanon, NH

1-603-298-8237 (local number)

1-800-640-6486 (headquarters)


***Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC) is now CAPSTONE COMMUNITY ACTION***

Economic stability, fuel assistance, food shelf.

Orange County East, Bradford, VT.

Bradford Area Food Shelf
(Food Shelf open: Mon., Wed. Thurs, 8:30am-4:30pm)
22 Whistle Stop Way, Bradford
Mail: P.O. Box 500, Bradford, VT 05033
(802) 222-5419

Bradford Food Shelf



3SquaresVT is a federal USDA program (formerly food stamps) that can help stretch your food budget so you can put three healthy meals on your table every day.

At the national level, it is called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.





domestic violence hotline: 1-866-644-3574

sexual assault hotline: 1-800-277-5570

Oxbow High School:


Rivendell Academy:


Thetford Academy:


Vocational Rehab:

Jobs; training; support for those with disabilities

Even Start Family Literacy Program:

Adult and early childhood education

1-802-828-5148 (Montpelier office)