Support Groups

Vermont 211

Dialing 2-1-1 is your first step.  Vermont 2-1-1 is a simple number to dial for information about health and human service organizations in your community.  At Vermont 2-1-1, callers will speak with a real person every time.  Call specialists will problem solve and refer callers from throughout Vermont to government programs, community-based organizations, support groups, and other local resources.  Vermont 2-1-1 is a local call from anywhere in Vermont; confidential telephone assistance; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; live translation services for 170 languages; access for persons who have special needs; ability to transfer emergency calls to 9-1-1;  and accurate, updated information about  community resources in Vermont.   www.vermont211.org

Abuse

Domestic violence 24-hr Hotline:  800-228-7395
Sexual assault 24-hr Hotline:  800-489-7273
Battered Women's Services and Shelter for Washington County:  877-543-9498

ADD/ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder Association:  800-939-1019 or www.add.org
Adoptive Parents of Children with Behavioral Challenges
Easter Seals:  802-223-4744

AIDS

AIDS Hotline:  800-882-2437

Alopecia Areata (hair loss)

www.naaf.org/supportgroups.html

New Hampshire
Dover Support Group:   603-679-5738
Church of Christ at Dartmouth College:  802-333-9409

Alzheimer’s Disease

24 Hour Helpline:  800-272-3900
Newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments
The Arbors at Shelburne and Armistead Caregiver Services:  802-985-8600
Barre Support Group Listings:  www.alz.org/vermont/in_my_community_support.asp
Rowan Court Nursing Home:  802-476-4166
Community National Bank:  802-476-5116 or 802-476-4822

Alcohol

Al-Anon / Alateen
Vermont Al-Anon Answering Service:  866-972-5266 or 802-860-8388 or www.vermontalanonalateen.org
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (Barre):  802-479-4250
Alcoholics Anonymous in Vermont:  802-229-5100 or www.aavt.org
Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs:  802-651-1550

www.ParentUpVT.org offers information, tools and videos that illustrate simple, proven steps parents can take with their children to help reduce underage drinking.

Autism

Approach Autism with Advocacy Education and Recovery:  802-229-9203
Autism Link:  www.autismlink.com/locations/view/46
AAWARE of Central Vermont:  802-249-7961 or 802-229-2526
Autism Society of Vermont:  800-559-7398 or www.autism-info.org
Central Vermont Collaborative for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders:  802-476-1480
Division of Disability and Aging Services:  802-241-2863
Department of Education:  802-828-5116

Bereavement/Grief

Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice:  802-223-1878
Central Vermont Medical Center, Interfaith Chaplain:  802-371-4376
Hospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont:  802-229-0579
Hospice Volunteer Services:   802-388-4111
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (CVMC):  802-371-4478
Living with Loss:  802-747-3713
Compassionate Friends (Good Shepherd Lutheran Church):  802-446-2278
Survivors of Suicide:  802-773-6747

Blindness

Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired:  802-828-2762 or 800-708-7681 or www.dail.state.vt.us/dbvi/
Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired:  802-828-5997 or 877-350-8838 or www.vabvi.org/index.php

Brain Injury

Division of Disability and Aging Services - Traumatic Brain Injury Program:  802-241-1456
Brain Injury Association of Vermont:  For information on support groups call 1-877-856-1772
Disability Rights Vermont:  802-229-1355

Breastfeeding

La Leche League of Central Vermont:  802-244-7416 or 802-223-0873
Central Vermont Medical Center:  802-371-4415
Vermont Department of Health:  802-863-7333 or http://healthvermont.gov/family/breastfeed/resources.aspx
Lactation Consultation and Breastfeeding Support:  802-479-4200

Cancer

American Cancer Society:  800-227-2345 or www.cancer.org
Not Just a Patient (contact by email):  info[at]notjustapatient[dot]com or www.notjustapatient.com
Cancer Patient Support Program:  802-847-4848 or 800-358-1144 ext. 4848 or www.cpspvt.org
Road to Recovery (transportation to cancer treatment and home again):  802-229-6289 or 800-ACS-2345
Women with Cancer – Look Good, Feel Better:  802-229-0366 or 800-ACS-2345
Man to Man – Prostate Cancer Education:  802-223-2933 or 802-461-6222
Reach to Recover – Breast Cancer Support:  802-872-6308 or 800-ACS-2345
I Can Cope:  802-223-6196, 802-223-7342, 802-225-5400 or 800-ACS-2345
Cancer Healing (variety of cancer support groups):  802-229-2234
Cancer Support Potluck:  802-229-5931
Caregivers:  802-223-1878
Energy Healing:  802-223-6043
Christian Mediation:  802-223-6043
Adaptive, Gentle Yoga:  802-229-1134
Look Good . . . Feel Better:  802-229-0366
Kindred Connections:  800-652-5064

Caregiver Workshop/Training
Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice:  802-223-1878

Celiac Disease

Celiac Support Group of Vermont:  www.prayercore.com/csgvt/
Central Vermont Celiac Support Group:  802-888-4494
CSA Celiac Support Group of Vermont (Fairfax):  802-527-0224

Diabetes

Central Vermont Medical Center – Diabetes Support Group:  802-371-4152
American Diabetes Association:  800-342-2383 or www.diabetes.org

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence 24-hr Hotline:  800-228-7395
Sexual assault 24-hr Hotline:  800-489-7273
Battered Women's Services and Shelter for Washington County:  877-543-9498
Battered Women’s Services and Shelter:  802-223-0855
AWARE:  802-472-6463
Sexual Assault Crisis Team Hotline, Barre, Vermont:  802-476-1388

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Network of Vermont: 802-223-0113

Energy Healing

802-223-6043

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont: 802-775-1686

Gay and Lesbian Adoptive and Foster Families

Casey Family Services, Burlington:  802-655-6688

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Montpelier:  802-476-1480
Senior Help Line:  800-642-5119
Generations United:  202-638-1263 or www.gu.org
AARP Grandparent Information Center:  202-434-2296 or www.aarp.org
Grandsplace:  860-763-5789 or www.grandsplace.com

Independent Living

Central Vermont Support Group:  802-229-0501

Mental Health

Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health:  800-639-6071
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors:  800-564-2106

Family Members with Mental Illness:
Berlin Family to Family - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):  800-639-6480
NAMI – Central Vermont:  802-223-3376

Multiple Sclerosis

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Vermont Office:  802-864-6356
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Colchester, Vermont:  802-899-3367
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America:  800-532-7667
Northern New England Multiple Sclerosis Center:  802-847-4589

Narcotics

Narcotics Anonymous (24 hour hotline):  802-773-5575
Turning Point Center:  802-479-7373

Parenting

Adoptive Parents w/ Challenging Children - Casey Family Services:  802-244-1408 / Toll Free:  800-244-1408 or www.caseyfamilyservices.org
Mothers of Preschoolers:  www.mops.org
Nurturing Fathers:  802-498-0611 or 800-children
Nurturing Parenting Program for Families in Substance Abuse Recovery:  802-498-0611 or 800-children or www.pcavt.org
Parent Information and Resource Center:  800-800-4005 or www.pircvermont.org
Parents of Teens (Youth Service Bureau):  802-229-9151
Parenting Together:  800-children

Playgroups for Children:
WCSU Early Childhood Education Program:  802-262-3292
Family Center of Washington County:  802-828-8765

Parkinson’s Disease

American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Vermont Chapter:  802-847-3366
Central Vermont Parkinson’s Support Group:  802-496-6768

Stroke Support

Fletcher Allen (Rebecca Louko Rehab Outpatient Center):  802-847-0142

Substance Abuse

Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services:  802-223-4156
Washington County Youth Service Bureau:  802-229-9151
Marijuana & Narcotics Anonymous:  802-479-7373
Nurturing Parenting Program for Families in Substance Abuse Recovery:  802-498-0611 or 800-children or www.pcavt.org
Tobacco Cessation (Vermont Quit Network):  802-371-5945
Turning Point Center:  802-479-7373

Suicide

Middlebury:   802-989-2487
South Burlington:  802-479-9450
Wallingford:  802-446-3577

Weight Control

Overeaters anonymous – Green Mountain North Intergroup:  802-863-2655
Barre:  802-479-1409 or 802-249-0414
Montpelier:  802-223-3079
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS):  802-888-5404 or 802-476-8345

Women

For Women 60+:  802-476-3935
Rocking Horse Circle of Support:  802-479-1086
Post-Partum depression:  802-479-4200

Substance Abuse Treatment, Housing, and Recovery Support

Residential Treatment

Act I/Bridge Program
184 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802-488-6425
(Short term, Detoxification Program)

Brattleboro Retreat
Anna Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, VT 05301
1-800-738-7328 Fax- 802-258-3791
(Adult Residential/Detox and Co-occurring)

Serenity House
98 Church Street
PO Box207
Wallingford, VT 05773
802-446-2640
(Adult Residential)

Valley Vista
23 Upper Plain
Bradford, VT 05032
802-222-5201
(Residential for Women & Adolescents)

Maple Leaf Farm
10 Maple Leaf Rd.
Underhill VT 05489
802-899-2911
(Adult Residential)

Conifer Park
79 Glenridge Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12302
(518) 399-6446
(Residential)

Longer Term Treatment

Teen Challenge Vermont
1296 Collins Hill Rd.
Johnson, VT 05656
802-635-7807
(Adult Residential, Longer Term, Faith Based Program)

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation
Portland, ME
1-207-774-7818
(Longer term, Residential/Faith Based)

Phoenix Marathon Center
1 Pierce Rd. Box 319
Dublin, NH
603-563-8501
(Longer term residential)

(Typically don’t accept VT Medicaid)

Outpatient Treatment Programs & Medication Assisted Therapy

Washington County:

Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services
100 Hospitality Dr.,  Berlin, VT  (802)-223-4156
(Intensive Outpatient, Crash, Medication Assisted Therapy)

BAART- Behavioral Health Services
300 Granger Rd. Berlin, VT (802) 223-2003
(Methadone Program)

Washington County Youth Service Bureau
38 Elm Street, Montpelier VT 05602
802-229-9151
(Adolescent Outpatient)

Synergy Counseling Group LLC
34 Barre St. Suite #2
Montpelier, VT 05602
802-225-5924

Suboxone Treatment
Treatment Associates
Dr. Stone
Montpelier, VT 05602
802-225-8355

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