Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Vermont Assistance Programs and Services


  • Vermont 3SquaresVT  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-479-6151
  • Vermont Reach Up  – Helps families with children by providing cash assistance for basic needs and services that support work and self-sufficiencyCall: 800-479-6151
  • Vermont General Assistance / Emergency  – Helps eligible Vermont individuals and families with basic needs during an emergency, such as temporary housing, utilities, food, and personal need itemsCall: Local office
  • Vermont Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: 800-479-6151
  • Vermont Green Mountain Care: Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Vermont residents, Call: 800-250-8427
  • Vermont Green Mountain Care: Dr. Dynasaur  – Offers low-cost or free health coverage for eligible children, teenagers under age 19 and pregnant women, Call: 800-250-8427
  • Vermont Essential Person Program  – Helps Vermont residents who are blind, have a disability, or are 65 or older and meet the income guidelines to stay in their home by contributing to the cost of having someone live with them to provide essential care, Call: 800-642-5119
  • Vermont Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 800-464-4343
  • Vermont National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 802-479-1207
  • Vermont School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 802-479-1207
  • Vermont Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call802-479-1207
  • Vermont Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 802-479-1160
  • Vermont Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: Local program
  • Vermont Fuel Assistance  – Designed to help eligible low income Vermont households pay home heating bills, Call: 800-479-6151
  • Vermont Gas Energy Assistance  – Designed to help eligible low income Vermont households afford natural gas for their homes, Call: 800-639-8081
  • Vermont Weatherization Program  – Assists eligible low income households reduce energy bills by improving energy efficiency of their homes, Call: Local Agency
  • Vermont Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid individuals known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: 802-476-3341
  • Vermont Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Vermont Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA