January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month!

In 2016, former President Barack Obama declared January to be a month of awareness and prevention of slavery and human trafficking, both in the United States and beyond. While potentially hard to believe, you may actually have a Slavery Footprint just from the every day items you own and use.
Our partners at Give Way to Freedom made a video about how trafficking can hide seemingly in plain sight:
If you are a victim of human trafficking, or are looking to report a suspected case, Vermont 2-1-1 is here to help. Call 211 for more information and assistance, or search our Resource Database!

In 2016, 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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