Resources for Individuals
- The American Red Cross of Northern New England seeks to support individuals and families in need of temporary housing or shelter, mental health assistance, financial assistance, and/or health services. You may visit their website here or call 855-891-7325 for additional information.
- FEMA provides information to help prepare for, respond to, and recover from the disaster. Visit FEMA online here for more information and to apply for assistance.
- VSECU is offering Flood Relief Loans for Vermonters. Thanks to a partnership with the Vermont Community Foundation, we're able to offer 0% financing on up to $3,000 for Vermont residents with our member emergency loan. Because the devastation is so widespread, we're also waiving any credit requirements so anyone can get approved for much-needed funds. Learn more and apply here.
- Look to local food shelves and pantries for food assistance. These are open to all Vermonters in need.
- Dial 2-1-1, which is associated with United Ways of Vermont. The 211 website provides a database of resources for Vermonters in need, including crisis and helplines, housing and shelter, mental health, food, and similar community resources.
- You can try contacting your local United Way, although they may refer you to 211.
- Contact your local community action agency. Community action agencies throughout the state are all addressing issues such as temporary housing, food, clothing, case management to help people access state/federal assistance, clean up, and much more. Vermont has five:
- Utilize state guidance to prepare for an emergency and learn how to stay safe in a flood.
- The Vermont Language Justice Project provides flood safety information in multiple languages.
We will continue to add to this list as information becomes available to us. If you are aware of an existing resource and would like to suggest we add it to this list, please email it to email@example.com.