Community Resources


Howard Center Adult Crisis Hotline: (802) 488-7777  Phone support, crisis intervention, referral to appropriate services-available 24/7


HOPE Works- Sexual violence hotline: (802) 863-1236 Phone support, advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, options after sexual assault-available 24-7

Child Protective Services: 1-800-649-5285  To report child abuse.

Relief from Abuse Orders: 1-800-540-9990  To request a restraining order.


COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter)

Day Station: 95 North Ave., 9am-5pm, (802)-862-5418

Family Shelter: (802)-864-2651

Spectrum Youth Services- 177 Pearl Street

Emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and at risk youth: (802)-864-7423 x302

Warning Station (after 5pm): (802)-324-2934

ANEW Place (802)-862-9879,


Vermont Legal Aid and Vermont Law Help 1-800-747-5022


Other Resources 

Hunger Free Vermont 


Intervale Food Hub  802-660-0440 x 112


U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI, formerly known as VRRP)



WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

1-800-649-4357 or email

Jackie Charnley WIC Nutrition Coordinator –

  1. Call their local office. To find which office to call, visit: 

  1. Apply online at: 

  1. Text VTWIC to 855-11


Salvation Army 64 Main Street Burlington 802-658-7939 

Food Pantry Hours:

M-Th: 9:30-2 (although they tend to run out by 11) F: 10-2

There are limits for each person, but individuals can return each day the pantry is open. 5


Feeding Chittenden Food Shelf 

228 North Winooski Ave.


At the food shelf:

To-go breakfast, M-F, 7-9am

Boxed groceries, M-F, 9am-4pm

Homebound delivery: Still running this service, but are only dropping off at the door, no face-to-face contact


JUMP (Joint Urban Ministry Project) 

Voucher assistance for grocery gift cards  – JUMP will remain open with limited hours and mainstream prepackaged services. Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am to Noon.


Colchester Community Food Shelf 245 Main Street 802.879.2444


South Burlington Food Shelf  356 Dorset Street 

Regular Hours:

Thursday 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Friday: 8 am – 10 am

Saturday: 8am – 10am


Winooski Food Shelf

24 West Allen Street

(802) 655-7371

Hours of Operation

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday (1x/month only) 2-4pm
  • 2nd and 4th Saturday (2x month) 9:30-11am


Childcare Resources 

Child Care Subsidy 


UVM Students offering volunteer childcare 

  • Connecting families with potential childcare volunteers. It is up to the family to determine if the volunteer is the right fit for the family and can meet the child’s need. ● Volunteers were asked to provide previous childcare experience, as well as 2-3 references, but there was no background check completed as this is all being pulled together quickly. ● Contact: Ben Schnier


Department of Labor – Unemployment 


Health Care Resources 

Health Insurance for people who have lost coverage due to job loss

  • People who lose their insurance as a result of a job loss can enroll in plans sold on Vermont Health Connect.
  • Newly uninsured people can call Vermont Health Connect, or visit its website, to see if they qualify for financial subsidies.


Housing Resources 

ANEW Place 

89 North Street, Burlington 802-862-9879

Champlain Inn Housing 802-540-1095



95 N. Avenue, Burlington