Resources for LGBTQ+ Survivors

“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.”

bell hooks

The SafeSpace Anti-Violence program prioritizes helping to increase awareness of and access to resources for LGBTQ+ survivors of violence and discrimination. Many of these resources are crowd sourced. If you have any questions specific to resources, please contact the resources directly. If you have any concerns regarding safety accessing these resources and would like accompinament or advocacy, please feel free to reach out to SafeSpace for assistance. 

Additionally, please email safespace@pridecentervt.org if you have any updates that you would like made to these resources (additions, notes about what is no longer available, concerns about safety access for LGBTQ+ folx and people with disabilities, etc.).

Resources Available Statewide 

Vermont Resources

LGBTQ+ People Service Providers:

Pride Center of Vermont:

Email info@pridecentervt.org, call 802-860-7812, or continue viewing our website  for more information.

Outright Vermont: 

Email info@outrightvt.org, call 802-865-9677 or view their website for more information.

Statewide services, programming (e.g., support groups), and events for LGBTQ+ Youth 22 and under and their families.

Out In The Open:

Email info@weareoutintheopen.org  or view their website more information.

“Out in the Open connects rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge and power. We envision a resilient community of communities that works toward the transformation of our economic, social, and political relationships. We are building a multi-issue social justice movement of rural LGBTQ people.”

Resources for People of Color:

Disability Advocacy & Support Services:

Migrant & Refugee Resources:

HIV+ Status:

Vermont Resources

National & Regional Domestic Violence Resources

National & Regional Sexual Violence Resources

Hate Crimes & Civil Rights Violations

Discrimination 

  • PCVT SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program – advocacy, referals, and support for LGBTQ+ people in Vermont experiencing violence and/or discrimination 
  • Pride Center of Vermont’s Training Program – refer someone for an LGBTQ+ inclusivity training by having them email education@pridecentervt.org or by having them
  • Lambda Legal Help Desk – information and resources relating to discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and/or HIV status.

 

Substances – General

  • Vermont Help Link is up and running  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. weekdays, and 8:00 a.m to -6:00 p.m. weekends and holidays, 365 days per year. 

    Dial 802-565-LINK (5465)

Alcohol

Substance Use Support through COVID-19

Crisis & Help Lines

LGBTQ+ Specific

Not LGBTQ+ Specific

COVID-19 SPECIFIC

Free Discractions and Activities

LGBTQ+ Staying Connected During “Stay-At-Home” Order

TBD – Under Construction 

 

Vermont Resources

National & Regional Resources

Food

  • Vermont Food Bank: 1-800-585-2265 More information regarding food and accessing nutritious local resources! 
  • Economic Services Divisionif you’ve recently lost pay, had childcare expenses increase, etc. a good option may be looking into 3SquaresVT and applying or applying for an increase in current benefits. Contact Vermont Food Bank if you’d like assistance applying (by email at 3svt@vtfoodbank.org, calling 1-855-855-6181 or texting VFBSNAP to 85511); Important Links: 3SquaresVT HomepageApply to 3SquaresVT, or Vermont Foodhelp
  • Community Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) – federal nutrition program offering free monthly nutrition information and nutritious foods to income-eligible older adults.
  • Find a food shelf – The Vermont Foodbank partners with 215 food shelves, meal sites, senior centers, homeless shelters and out of school programs across the state. Find a site close to you through our food shelf listings.
  • VeggieVanGo – Click and see if there is one in your area. Provides food!
  • Join or contact your local Hunger Council  – this is a good option to get involved locally with food insecurity and/or may be a good option for someone local to reach out to for more resources.
  • Age Specific: for school age youth, consider applying or re-applying for free lunch; many districts are still provided delivered free meals. For folx age 60+, call the Vermont Foodbank Food and Fuel Helpline at 1-800-642-5119
  • WIC: “Pregnant people, new parents, infants and children up to age 5 can enroll in WIC if their household income is less than $893 per week for a family of four, or if they are receiving Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur, 3SquaresVT/SNAP or Reach-Up. Families must live in Vermont and meet income and nutrition guidelines to be eligible for WIC. Parents, grandparents and foster parents can apply for children who are in their care… HHealthy food, nutrition education and breastfeeding support! Not sure you qualify? Use this simple on-line pre-screening tool(link is external) to check the basic eligibility requirements. Questions? Contact WIC@Vermont.gov or toll free at 1-800-464-4343.” – Vermont WIC Website
  • Meals on Wheelsemergency, short and long term meals

Housing

Financial Support

This is just a starting point! 

There are more jobs available than just those included on this list, and these listings are not guaranteed to be up-to-date. We’d love your help keeping these listings updated. Please email skylar@pridecentervt.org with updates.

Recently lost your job?

Vermont Community Shared Job Openings:

Thank you to everyone who is helping maintain this listing!

Other Job Listings to Reference:

  • Indeed – www.indeed.com (consider checking “temporary” listings for employers with increased COVID-19 response hiring needs)
  • Seven Days Job Listings – 
  • Candor Hiring List ; add filters to only show places that are currently hiring and consider adding a filter under the notes section for “Vermont” or “remote” to sift out remote positions.

Job Application Support:

Statewide Resources: 

Identity Specific Covid-19 Resources: 

Migrant COVID-19 Resources

Resources for Trans People

Things to Do:

Or, try something from the Chapman Cultural Center list:

  • Draw in response to music
  •  Read a book
  •  Cut and paste a collage
  •  Design a digital collage
  •  Make puppets out of socks without a match and have a puppet show
  •  Have a Karaoke or Talent show at home 
  •  Design a postcard
  •  Write thank-you notes with cards you make in your home
  •  Sculpt using homemade play dough (recipe is online at this link)
  •  Finger paint
  •  Rearrange furniture and artwork in your home
  •  An oral history of your family – record family traditions and stories to pass down to the next generation
  •  Build sculptures using household materials 
  •  Create a new line dance to your favorite song

 

Additional County Specific Resources

Chittenden County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!


COMMUNITY SERVICES

Family Services

    • DCF Family Services Division: (800) 479-6151

LGBTQ Services 

Transportation Services

    • Downtown Transit Center, 100 Cherry Street: (802) 862-0211
    • Local bus (CCTA): (802) 864-2282
    • Long-distance bus (Vermont transit): (802) 864-6811
    • Greyhound bus, 1200 Airport Drive: (802) 864-6811
    • Megabus, 45 Cherry Street: 1-877-462-6342

Migrant/Refugee Services

Other Needs

    • ReSOURCE, 339 Pine Street: (802) 846-4015
    • Vermont 2-1-1 (help finding help), call: 211

COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

  • Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, 228 N. Winooski Ave., (802) 658-7939
    • Hot meals: 6:30am-9:30am M-F; 10am-noon Sun
    • Groceries: 9am-4pm M-F
    • Sunday Dinner: 4:30pm-7pm
  • COTS Daystation, 179 S. Winooski Ave, (802) 862-5418, noon daily
  • Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 N. Winooski Ave
    • Dinner: 5pm-6pm W
    • Lunch: 1pm-2pm Th
  • Salvation Army, 64 Main Street, (802) 864-6991, 5pm-6pm M-Sat. 
  • UVM Medical Center Harvest Cafe (& other locations), 11 Colchester Avenue, Main Campus, McClure, Level 3
    • Cheaper food options (entrees from $3-$6), 5am-3am M-F

HOUSING SERVICES

MEDICAL SERVICES

PET SERVICES

  • Good Neighbor Program, Chittenden Humane Society: (802) 862-0135 x17 Offers free temporary pet shelter in emergency situations

SHELTERS

  • ANEW Place: 89 North Street: (802) 862-9879 (intake required, possible waiting period) Transitional housing program
  • COTS Daystation: 179 S. Winooski Ave: (802) 862-5418, 9am-5pm Drop in hours to access showers, medical care, and other services
  • COTS Family Shelter: (802) 864-2651, 24 hour Emergency overnight shelter for families
  • COTS Waystation: 187 Church Street: (802) 862-7776, 6pm-8am Provides overnight emergency shelter
  • Safe Harbor Winter Warming Shelter: 179 S. Winooski Ave: (802) 540-8503, 6pm-8am
  • Spectrum Youth Shelter (under 21): 177 Pearl Street: (802) 854-7423 x 325 or x202

SUPPORT SERVICES (24 hours, 7 days/week emergency services)

  • En Español: Justicia Migrante, (802) 658-6770
  • General Support: 
    • Howard Center Adult Crisis Hotline, (802) 488-6400
    • First Call, (802) 488-7777 All ages crisis support, intervention, and referrals
  • Support with sexual violence:
    • HOPE Works, (802) 863-1236
    • Statewide hotline: (800) 489-7273
  • Support with domestic violence:
  •  Support with human trafficking: 
    • Vermont Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 984-7888
  • Relief-from-abuse (RFA) orders: (802) 540-9990, after 4:30pm
  • Veteran Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255

VETERAN SERVICES

North East Kingdom (NEK) Resources 

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!

Caledonia County Resources (e.g., St. Johnsbury)

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • The Advocacy Program At Umbrella(802) 748-8645; 24 Hour Hotline; emergency/transitional housing; safety planning; support groups; Website’s language is “woman”-centered.
  • H.O.P.E – Provides clothing, food, care packages, and support to survivors of domestic violence, fires, and homelessness

FOOD SERVICES

HOUSING

MEDICAL SERVICES

Essex County Resources (e.g., Hardwick, Standard, Walden)

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS

  • AWARE*; (802) 472-6463; 24-hour hotline; support groups; advocacy and assistance regarding legal and/or medical needs; workshops; housing referrals and assistance; Unclear if offers services to all genders, but website did appear a bit gendered.
  • SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program – (statewide) advocacy, referrals  and support for LGBTQ+ people in Vermont experiencing violence and/or discrimination  

OTHER KEY RESOURCE PROVIDERS:

VETERANS SERVICES

Veterans Housing Online application for home loans for veterans 

Orleans County Resources (e.g., Newport)

 

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • The Advocacy Program At Umbrella(802) 748-8645; 24 Hour Hotline; emergency/transitional housing; safety planning; support groups; Website’s language is “woman”-centered.
  • SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program – (statewide) advocacy, referrals  and support for LGBTQ+ people in Vermont experiencing violence and/or discrimination  

OTHER KEY RESOURCE PROVIDERS:

Orleans County Community Justice Center 79 Coventry Street, Suite 4A & 4B, Newport, 802.487.9327

 

 

Rutland County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!

LGBTQ+ SPECIFIC

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES

  • NewStory Office: 802.775.6788 Hotline: 802-775-3232; Crisis hotline, advocacy, and shelter services for survivors of domestic violence

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • BROC Community Action 45 Union Street, Rutland, 802.775.0878; Food assistance, housing counseling, utility assistance

HOUSING

SHELTERS

  • Open Door Mission 31 Park Street, Rutland, 802-775-5661; Temporary shelter, long-term veterans shelter, soup kitchen

Washington County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide! 

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Capstone Community Action 20 Gable Place, Barre, (802) 479-1053; Food and nutrition programs, housing and utility services

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES

  • Circle Hotline: 1-877-543-9498; Domestic violence shelter and advocacy

HOUSING

SHELTERS

  • Good Samaritan Haven 105 North Seminary Street, Barre, (802) 479-2294; Emergency shelter & Seasonal warming shelter

Windsor County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!

LGBTQ+ SPECIFIC

PHYSICAL, SEXUAL, AND EMOTIONAL VIOLENCE

Franklin County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!

COMMUNITY SERVICES

COUNSELING

CRISIS SERVICES

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

HOUSING AND SHELTERS

  • Samaritan House (802) 527-0847, 20 Kingman Street, St. Albans, VT; Emergency shelters and short-term emergency apartments

Windham County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!

 

LGBTQ+ SPECIFIC

  • Out In The Open – Email info@weareoutintheopen.org  or view their website more information; based in Brattleboro.
    “Out in the Open connects rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge and power. We envision a resilient community of communities that works toward the transformation of our economic, social, and political relationships. We are building a multi-issue social justice movement of rural LGBTQ people.” – Shout out to Out In the Open for assisting with coordinating this tab’s resources!
  • Rural Queer Community Care Listings –  Southern Vermont Specific LGBTQ+ Community Support self-listings.

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • Women’s Freedom Center – The Women’s Freedom Center is the local organization working to end domestic and sexual violence serving both Windham and Southern Windsor Counties in Vermont. The WFC works with people of all gender identities.

MULTI-SERVICE

  • Groundworks Collaborative– food shelf, job referrals, resources for homeless folks including shelter from the weather, phone access, a mailing address, case management, and clothing shelf.
  • Pathways Vermont’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals experiencing mental health and other life challenges by supporting their chosen paths to well being in an atmosphere of hope and mutual respect.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT

COMMUNITY SERVICES

United Way of Windham County 1 Holstein Place, Brattleboro, 802.257.4011

YOUTH FOCUSED

  • Youth Services – community resources for youth and families; (802) 257-0361

HIV+ RESOURCES

  • AIDS Project of Southern Vermont is a regional AIDS service organization providing direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS, and HIV prevention services to those at most risk in Windham, Bennington, and southern Windsor counties.

Addison County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!

COMMUNITY SERVICES

COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH

DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

  • WomenSafe – advocacy, education, and support for surivors of domestic and/or sexual violence
  • SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program – (statewide) advocacy, referals, and support for LGBTQ+ people in Vermont experiencing violence and/or discrimination  

FOOD ASSISTANCE 

HOUSING

SHELTERS

TRANSPORTATION 

Bennington County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!

 LGBTQ+ SPECIFIC

COMMUNITY SERVICES

COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH

DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

  • PAVE – provides services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence
  • SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program – (statewide) advocacy, referals, and support for LGBTQ+ people in Vermont experiencing violence and/or discrimination  

FOOD ASSISTANCE 

HIV/AIDS SERVICES 

HOUSING

LEGAL ASSISTANCE 

  • Have Justice Will Travel

MEDICAL 

TRANSPORTATION

  • Green Mountain Express
  • State Fuel Assistance

Lamoille County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Capstone Community Action 250 Industrial Park, Morristown, VT, (802) 888-7993; Food and nutrition programs, housing and utility services

COUNSELING

FOOD ASSISTANCE

HOUSING

MEDICAL SERVICES

SHELTERS

Orange County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Capstone Community Action East: (802) 222-5419, West: (802) 728-9506; Food and nutrition programs, housing and utility services

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES

  • Have Justice, Will Travel 9580 Vermont Route 113, Vershire, 802-685-7809; In-home consultations, transportation, and free legal representation
  • Safeline Office: 802-685-7900, Hotline: 800-639-7233; Support and advocacy

FOOD ASSISTANCE

 

Grand Isle County Resources

Please see above for additional resources available statewide!

CRISIS SERVICES

COMMUNITY SERVICES

COUNSELING