For Community Members

Community Resources & Support

Bennington Help Map

Use the Help Map to find community resources in and around Bennington, including where you can get hot food, shelter, or medical help.

Take Care Project

A map of locations and organizations in Bennington that offer FREE menstrual products (such as pads and tampons) as well as personal care items like soap, shampoo, deodorant, or diapers.

Bennington Country Prescription Drop Off Locations

Find locations where you can drop off unused prescription medications anytime in Bennington and nearby counties.

Vermont 211

Vermont 211 is a free and confidential service to find out about hundreds of important community resources, like emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, health care, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation agencies, educational and volunteer opportunities, and much more.

Public WiFi Map

Sites are accessible at all hours for use from a parked vehicle on the road or parking lot; some may require a password.



Food Resources

Visit BenningtonFood.Info for information on where to find free prepared foods, food pantries and distribution locations, and meals to go in Bennington County.




Mental Health Resources

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 Suicide and Crisis LifelineLearn the risk factors that make it more likely that someone will consider, attempt, or die by suicide, as well as warning signs to help you determine if a loved one is at risk. Talking about suicide and listening without judgment and with compassion and empathy can help save a life.


Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

Suicide prevention hotlines and screening tools, as well as resources for schools, professionals, and community members.

United Counseling Service

UCS provides immediate mental health assistance to individuals in crisis 24 hours a day. For immediate assistance in a crisis, call (802) 442-5491 in Bennington.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth and young adults. Their crisis counselors provide information and support to LGBTQ 
young people 24/7 through phone, chat, or text.

All Brains Belong VT

All Brains Belong VT is a Primary Care & Community Center that provides inclusive healthcare, education, and community connection.

VT Directory of BIPOC Mental Health and Wellness Practitioners








Quit Help & Substance Use Treatment and Recovery


Free, customized help to quit smoking and other tobacco, including tailored quit plans.

VT Helplink

A statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services in Vermont. Helplink services are free and confidential.

A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Quitting Cannabis

This guide from the Australian National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre is designed to help you make changes to your cannabis use and manage the kinds of challenges you may face in the process. It can be used as a tool to help you reduce use or quit completely.

Turning Point Center of Bennington

A safe place individuals and families struggling with effects of alcohol and other drug abuse, addiction or addictive behaviors can find fellowship and support among peers.

PreventionWorks! VT

A network of Vermont substance misuse prevention coalitions, service providers, and individuals.