Vermont 211 provides information about seasonal resources in its database. Whether you are searching for fuel assistance, holiday resources, or free tax preparation, we can refer you to services in your region. There are many helpful resources listed in our Community Resource Directory.
Take advantage of all that our Directory has to offer. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about seasonal resources.
Vermont’s Seasonal Fuel Assistance Program can help pay part of your home heating bills whether you own your home or rent; pay for heat directly or as part of rent; rent a room in someone's home; or live in public, subsidized, or Section 8 housing - even if your rent includes the cost of heat. There is no resource test. Click here or dial 211 for eligibility and application information.
If you have a heating crisis during the winter, Crisis Fuel may be able to help.
Vermont 211 partners with the Vermont Department of Health to help provide public information about Seasonal Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. To locate a flu clinic in your area, please dial 211 or go to https://www.vaccines.gov/. COVID-19 vaccination information can be found here.
Contact your pharmacy or doctor's office directly for details on available vaccines and scheduling. To find pharmacies that offer flu, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and/or COVID-19 vaccines, search here.
Don't have health insurance? Reach out to your Local Health Office to get a flu shot. Local Health Office offers monthly immunization clinics at no charge for people who are under 65 years old and uninsured, experiencing significant barriers to access, or a patient of a medical practice that cannot receive vaccine from the Vermont Vaccines for Children & Adults program.
Vermont 211 promotes free tax preparation statewide in partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the local United Way agencies and Community Action agencies. If you have signed up for a VITA Tax appointment through Vermont 211, be sure to bring the necessary documents to your appointment.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides free tax help to those Vermonters who qualify and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Local United Ways, Regional Community Action Programs and others who may also provide VITA tax preparation assistance in their local communities for those in need are listed in our Community Resource Directory.
For more information on each program, use this Keyword -- Tax Preparation Assistance -- to search in our Community Resource Directory https://navigateresources.net/...:
All provide appointments to drop off tax information and assistance with filing preparation and e-filing of federal and state tax returns.
BROC Community Action: (Bennington and Rutland Counties)
Appointments are scheduled between TBD 2024. Dial 1-800-717-2762 to make an appointment.
Capstone Community Action: (Lamoille, Orange and Washington Counties)
Appointments are scheduled between TBD 2024. Dial 211 to make an appointment.
CVOEO (Chittenden County):
Scheduling for this program IN CHITTENDEN COUNTY ONLY is done through Vermont 211. Apppointments are scheduled TBD 2024. Dial 211 to make an appointment.
CVOEO (Franklin/Grand Isle County):
Appointments are scheduled TBD 2024. Dial 802-527-7392 x107 for more information.
CVOEO (Addison County)
Offering appointments TBD 2024. Dial 802-388-2285 x204 to make an appointment.
NEKCA (Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties)
Appointments are available in St. Johnsbury, Newport, Canaan, and Island Pond. Dates and times vary for each site during the season, which TBD 2024. Call 802-323-3371 to make an appointment.
SEVCA (Windham and Windsor Counties)
Receive a VITA Intake Packet via mail; or pick up packet of forms or go to Website to download forms; Take completed intake forms and copies of required documents to one of the three drop-off locations. Scheduling appointments TBD 2024. Dial 800-464-9951 or 802-722-4575 to request a tax packet.
Vermonters can get help buying locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at over 60 participating Farmers Markets. About one in four Vermonters qualifies for Farm to Family coupons. Please note that not all Farmers Markets are open during the winter months. Click here for information about eligibility, how to apply, and participating markets, or dial 211.
Vermont 211 collects information statewide about holiday resources, listing programs in its database and in the online Community Resource Directory. You can search in the Community Resource Directory using any of the following terms or click on the links: Thanksgiving Baskets, Thanksgiving Meals, Christmas Baskets, Christmas Meals, Holiday Gifts/Toys, Holiday Donations, and Holiday Related Volunteer Opportunities. And, you can always just call 2-1-1 to find out this information or text your zip code to 898211 (Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm).