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Community Support Resources

Green Mountain Self Advocates
GMSA currently has more than 20 local self-advocacy groups throughout Vermont. We listen to each other. We encourage our peers to develop the confidence to make their own decisions.
Toll-Free: 1-800-564-9990
Phone: (802) 229-2600

Peer Advocacy Counseling (VCIL)
The Peer Advocacy Counseling program engages people with disabilities in community efforts to promote changes in programs, policies, and laws that recognize the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.
Phone: (802) 229-0501 (voice / TTY)
Toll-Free: 1-800-639-1522
Fax: (802) 229-0503 (fax)

Connection Recovery Support Groups (NAMI-VT)
Connection Recovery Support Groups are free, peer-led, and offer an opportunity to share your experiences and gain support from other group members. 
Toll-Free: 1-800-639-6480

Vermont Communication Support Project
The Vermont Communication Support Project (VCSP) recruits, trains, and certifies Communication Support Specialists (CSS) who can assist people with disabilities in Court, administrative hearings, and related meetings.
Toll-Free: 1-888-686-8277

Compass Program (Spectrum Youth Services)
This program works with youth ages 12-22 who are at risk of becoming involved with the justice system or foster care, are homeless, pregnant or parenting, or otherwise facing a crisis. 

Pride Center of Vermont
Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is the region’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing the community and the health and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Vermonters.
255 South Champlain Street, Suite 12
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 860-7812

Outright Vermont
Outright welcomes and supports parents, caregivers, and families of LGBTQ+ youth! Folks come to Outright in various places to understand the needs of their LGBTQ+ youth and in the process of understanding their own emotions about their child’s identity.
PO Box 5235
Burlington, Vermont 05402
Phone: (802) 865-9677

Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residences (VTARR)
Helping people in recovery find a safe place to live.
PO Box 793
Burlington, VT 05402

Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
The Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery is a statewide information and advocacy organization that supports all paths to recovery from addiction and mental health conditions.
1 Blanchard Court, Suite 204
Montpelier, VT 05602

Pathways Vermont
Providing peer support to adults who are seeking community and connection around mental health experiences, and employment support.
1 Kennedy Drive, L2
South Burlington, VT 05403
Support-Line: (833) 888-2557
Toll-Free: (888) 492-8218

Veteran Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them.
Dial 988 and Press 1

Another Way
Community center offering outreach, development/enhancement of natural support networks, support groups, service linkages, crisis prevention, and employment and housing support. Specializes in serving individuals who are not eligible or choose not to access Designated Agency Community Rehabilitation and Treatment services.
125 Barre St
Montpelier, VT
Phone: (802) 229-0920

Copeland Center
The mission of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is to promote personal, organizational, and community wellness and empowerment. 
PO Box 6471
Battleboro, VT 05302
Phone: (802) 254-5335

Alyssum’s two-bed home is a residential crisis respite and hospital diversion service funded by the Vermont Department of Mental Health. The program is free to all eligible Vermont residents. It is peer-run and designed for people who need short-term support while working on recovery and discovery.
Phone: (802) 767-6000

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