The main goal for the Office of Resident Services is to promote self-sufficiency. We offer a variety of programs and resources to help the people we serve.

What is self sufficiency?

YOU ALREADY HAVE SKILLS AND TALENT – we can help to make them work for you. Self sufficiency is about being confident in your own abilities to make gains in your life.

Want to learn more?

Want to learn more?  Need a scholarship?

Courses for college degrees and other adult skills at the Community College of Vermont Bennington location: ccv.edu/location/ccv-bennington/

Scholarships for college and training programs through the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. You could qualify for more money than you think! All it takes to find out is to fill out a quick form. www.vsac.org

High School Diploma, Adult Literacy, Youth Agricultural program and more, the Tutorial Center on Pleasant St.: tutoringvermont.org/contact-us-2/our-locations/ttc-bennington/

The CDC (Career Development Center) provides career training in many fields ranging from business to cosmetology: www.svcdc.org

Making your money go further

Managing your income is a skill that requires guidance and practice. Neighborworks can help renters save money to become home-owners. nwwvt.org/financial-capabilities-class

How do I meet some basic needs?

Healthcare
Bennington Free Health Clinic: benningtoncares.org/bc
AIDS/HIV­ Hotline­(Vermont) Hotline: (800) 882-2437 | (800) 319-3141 (TTY)
Hospice:  svhealthcare.org/services/vna-hospice/

Food Banks
Bennington Cares: benningtoncares.org/bc Open Tues, 5:30-7:30, Thurs, 10:00 to Noon and  and Sat, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
His Pantry Foodbank: sacredheartsaintfrancis.org/ Open  Wed 1-4pm, Fri 10-12 pm
BROC food shelf: broc.org/food-nutrition/community-food-shelves/19 open Mon and Wed 1-2pm and Fri 10-11 am
St John the Baptist Tues 10-11:30am and  Thurs 3-4:30
Green Mountain Christian Center- Thurs 3:30-6:30

Meals: http://mowbennington.org/home/

Fuel and Electric Bill Assistance
Fuel: dcf.vermont.gov/esd/fuel_assistance
Electric: dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/eap/GMP

Family Violence/Sexual Assault
Pave: pavebennington.com
Vermont Network: vtnetwork.org

Aging
Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging: svcoa.org
Bennington Project Independence: bpiads.org

Need Other Assistance?

Vermont 211 provides links to services ranging from consumer needs, education, health and family care: vermont211.org

VT Legal Aid: vtlegalaid.org

Mental Health including substance misuse
dartmouth-hitchcock.org/supportive-services/vermont_mental_health_resources
suicidepreventionlifeline.orgvermontfamilynetwork.org/services/disabilities/mental-health/

https://www.rtor.org/mental-health-vermont/
www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/vermont
https://www.hcrs.org/crisis-services.php

Disability rights and advocacy and adaptive equipment: http://www.vcil.org/

 

Need a job or job training?

CDC provides career training in many fields ranging from business to cosmetology: http://www.svcdc.org/

Vermont Labor Workforce Development: http://labor.vermont.gov/workforce-development/career-resource-centers/bennington-resource-center/

Youth Activities

Bennington Recreation Center: 655 Gage Street | 802-442-1053
Offers an open playground, tennis courts, swimming pool with open hours listed on their webpage, and a gym.

Parks
Woodford State Park: https://vtstateparks.com/woodford.html
Willow Park: http://benningtonvt.org/departments/parks-recreation/
Stark Street Playground: http://benningtonvt.org/departments/parks-recreation/

Groups and Activities
Better Bennington Youth Art: https://www.betterbennington.org/Youth-Art-Programs
Sports Programs: http://www.voltagesportsclub.com/BSC/programs.html
Tutorial Center Youth Agriculture Program: www.tutoringvermont.org/our-services/yapinfo/
2nd Change Animal Shelter Summer Program: https://www.2ndchanceanimalcenter.org/summer_program.html
Boy Scouts of America: https://www.facebook.com/BSAtroop353BenningtonVT/