We work with individuals with disabilities and individuals with mental health issues.
This can include individuals residing in or receiving services from hospitals, nursing homes, residential care homes, community facilities, board and care homes, homeless shelters, prisons/jails or their own homes.
If you think your rights have been violated or that you have been treated unfairly, one of our advocates may be able to help.
Information & Referral
We assist in providing information, support, and referrals to other agencies, partner organizations, and services.
When you call, an intake specialist will ask you questions about you and your issue such as:
- Your name, address, and phone number
- The nature of your disability
- Some facts about your problem to help us determine how to best help you
Advance Directive Assistance
We provide assistance with preparing an advance directive for health care; a legal document stating your treatment wishes in the event you are unable to make your own health care decisions.
Advocacy and Legal Representation
*Disability Rights Vermont is not able to serve every individual calling for assistance and uses the following case acceptance criteria:
- Complaint falls within our program priorities
- Lack of alternative representation
- Immediacy and severity of potential harm to client
- Intervention will have a system-wide impact