August is National Back to School Month!

As summer comes to a close, parents and children begin the process of getting ready to go back to school. This can be a stressful time for everyone involved. The U.S. Department of Education's website has a variety of resources to help make the transition from summer to school go more smoothly.
If you would like to learn some key tips on how to keep your children safe this school year, visit the National Safety Council's website. You can also contact Vermont 211 at Option 5 or Help Me Grow at 211, Option 6.

In 2017, what were Vermonters most in need of?

Each year, we evaluate the services Vermonters were referred to the most and publish them as our Barometer of Community Needs. Curious about which services made the Top 10? Click here to find out!


Vermont 2-1-1 is the number to dial 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.


2-1-1 is not an emergency number like 9-1-1, nor is it directory assistance like 4-1-1.


2-1-1 is your first step toward solving everyday problems or

when you are facing difficult times.

It’s a free service. It’s confidential. It’s 24/7.


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