August is National Back to School Month!

As summer draws to a close, parents, teachers and students alike begin their back to school preparations. The U.S. Department of Education’s website has put together a variety of resources to help make the transition from summer to school go more smoothly.
If you would like to learn more about back to school resources in your area, you can call Vermont 211 directly at 211, option 5, text your zip code to 898211, or check out our Community Resource Directory.

In 2018, 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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