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Barometer of Community Needs

Top Ten Referred Services for 2021:

  • Housing/Shelter

  • Information Services*

  • Tax Organizations and Services

  • Public Assistance Programs**

  • Health Supportive Services

  • Health Screening/Diagnostic Services***

  • Community Groups and Government/Administrative Offices^

  • Public Safety^^

  • Food

  • Utilities

*Mostly for specialized and comprehensive Information & Referral services, such as VCIL and NAMI-VT. 

**The majority was for General Relief, through the Vermont Department for Children and Families/Economic Services Division, 

***Mostly for COVID-19, 

^Mostly Area Agencies on Aging, public officials' offices, and Community Action agencies; and 

^^Mostly COVID-19 Health Advisories.