Vermont Resources

The Lamoille County Special Investigation Unit (LCSIU) is a multi-disciplinary task force created to conduct criminal investigations and provide victim services in response to reports of child sexual abuse, sexual offenses, domestic assault, serious child physical abuse, as well as abuse of vulnerable adults and the elderly in Lamoille County, Vermont.

 

As a family resource center, the Lamoille Family Center focuses on creating an atmosphere in which all families are welcomed, nurtured, and supported.  Lamoille Family Center recognizes that raising children is an important and challenging job for all parents, and that the outcomes of that endeavor have a profound impact on our communities and society.  The Lamoille Family Center is firmly committed to developing a system of care for children and families that weaves together best practices of professionals, the wisdom and experience of families, and the strengths and hopes of the community.

 Capstone provides comprehensive services to help people achieve economic sufficiency with dignity through individual and community development.

 The Lamoille Housing Partnership was created in 1991 to provide and maintain safe, decent and affordable housing through rental, home ownership, or other means to low and moderate income persons and families living within Lamoille County and the Town of Hardwick and to provide such assistance without discrimination or prejudice.

 Lamoille County Mental Health is a nonprofit organization providing quality developmental and mental health services to the Lamoille Valley area, enhancing independence and quality of life.

 The Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL), a non-profit organization directed and staffed by individuals with disabilities, works to promote the dignity, independence and civil rights of Vermonters with disabilities. Like other independent living centers across the country, VCIL is committed to cross-disability services, the promotion of active citizenship and working with others to create services that support self-determination and full participation in community life. Founded in 1979, VCIL is the only center for independent living (CIL) in Vermont and was the first organization in the state with a majority of board and staff with disabilities.

Vinelink is a free and confidential service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The toll-free number for the VAN Service is 866-976-8267.  TTY 866-847-1298.  This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status.

 The Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) provides a wide array of programs and services, including adoption & foster care, child care, child development, child protection, child support, disability determination, and economic benefits such as 3SquaresVT, fuel assistance, and health insurance.

SafeSpace is a program at the Pride Center of Vermont.  SafeSpace is a social change and social service program working to end physical, sexual and emotional violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) people. The Pride Center provides information, support, referrals, and advocacy to LGBTQQ survivors of violence and offer education and outreach programs in the wider community. 

Deaf Victims Advocacy Service (DVAS) serves all signing and non-signing deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and deaf-blind individuals to enhance awareness and education about crimes and abuse.

The Vermont Coalition of Supervised Visitation Programs is the collective voice advancing safe contact between children and their non-residential parents and family members in supervised, child-focused environments.

The Prevent Child Abuse Vermont Parents’ Stress Line is a resource devoted to parents, professionals, and community members for parenting support, resources and referrals. The Stress Line is open Monday – Friday from 9AM – 5PM. The toll free phone number within Vermont is 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373)

 RU12: Safespace: Emotional support, referrals, and advocacy to LGBTQQ survivors of violence in Vermont

Outright Vermont: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth support in Vermon

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