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.

Project Against Violent Encounters (PAVE)

PAVE is a nonprofit agency that provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Bennington County. 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 802-442-2111

 

Bennington Health Center

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care.

GBICS’ Free Clinic

Free medical care to uninsured adults living in the Bennington County area.

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

BROC Community Food Shelf

Open Monday-Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm

3SquaresVT

Provides money each month to stretch our food budgets. The program helps you buy food from grocery and convenience stores, farmers markets, and co-ops. 3SquaresVT benefits are deposited each month on an EBT card, which works like a debit card.

Vermont Everyone Eats

Free restaurant-cooked meals to anyone who has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Meal distributions in Manchester and Bennington.

GBICS’ Kitchen Cupboard

Free food to individuals and families in need.

Summer Meals in Bennington County

Hunger Free Vermont’s list of drop-in meal sites where anyone 18 and under can access free meals over the summer.

Harvest House Soup Kitchen

Open to all and offers free breakfast and lunch on weekdays.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

If you’re aged 60 or older and meet income guidelines, you can get a free box of food every month.

WIC

If you’re pregnant, a caregiver, or a parent with a child under five, WIC gives you access to healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and community referrals.


Mental Health Resources

Learn 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 Department of Mental Health

The Vermont Department of Mental Health focuses on promoting prevention, early intervention, and mental health treatment and support for Vermonters.

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

COVID Support VT

Helping people cope with the pandemic through education, emotional support and connections to community services that promote resilience, empowerment and recovery.

 

 


Quit Help & Substance Use Treatment and Recovery

802Quits

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.