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Bennington County Resources

Youth and Family Services

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Office Location: 244 Union Street Bennington, VT 05201 

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Contact -

Phone: (802) 442- 6934


Family Advocacy Program:

Services Provided: Bennington County's intensive home-based service that works with families at risk of having a child placed outside of the home and also works with families whose goal is reunification with a child. 

Referral: Most are referred by DCF but community members/families can refer themselves 

Early Care and Education Program:

Services Provided: Childcare program for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years where parents are encouraged to be involved in their children's education. Childcare financial subsidy is available for families who qualify.

Youth Development Program:

Services Provided: Serves youth (age 14 through 22) as they move from foster care into adulthood and independence. This program also helps connect youth with the resources they need to obtain a driver's license, apply to school, and gain employment, etc.

Learning Together Program:

Services Provided: State-approved alternative high school completion program for pregnant and parenting teens and other youth up to age 24. 

Family Supportive Housing

Services Provided: Reduces the incidence and duration of child and family homelessness in Vermont by supporting homeless families with minor children needing to transition to, and sustain, stable housing through targeted case management, service coordination, and coordinated access to affordable housing.

Housing Navigation Group

Family Support Shuttle 

Coffee Club

Parent Education

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Office Location: 100 Ledge Hill Drive Bennington, VT 05201 

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact -

Phone: (802) 442- 5491


Infant/Toddler Center & Head Start/ Early Head Start

Early Childhood Mental Health Partnership:

Services Provided: Partnered with Children's Integrated Services (CIS). CIS provides support, mental health counseling, psycho-education, and case management to children under the age of 6 and their families. 

Family Emergency Services (FES): 

Services Provided: Provides any family or caregiver in Bennington County who needs help to deal with a youth-related crisis. FES provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, outreach, referral for intensive, family-based services, runaway and homeless youth services, and consultation to schools and the community for individual and system-wide crisis planning. FES is the crisis response and stabilization team for youth and families in Bennington County. Crisis workers are on call for home visits on weekdays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. The 24-hour hotline for a youth-related crisis can be reached at (802)442-1700 or 1-800-360-6621.

Family Outreach Services:

Services Provided: Provide counseling and case management to families who have not been able to work in an outpatient model or who require a community-based approach.

Jump on Board for Success:

Services Provided: Works with youth ages 15 to 22, to develop positive work ethics, teamwork skills, help with job and career exploration.

Teens 4 Change:

Services Provided: A young adult group that meets weekly, volunteers in the community, and hosts leadership events for their peers.

Theraputic Case Management:

Services Provided: Provide community trauma-informed services for youth-at-risk and families in Bennington County. The program is open to at-risk youth between ages 0 to 22. 

Transitional Living:

Services Provided: Designed to teach youth ages 16 to 21 independent living skills. 

Transitional Living:

Services Provided: Supports at risk young adults ages 14 through 21 with transition to adulthood. The goal of the program is to promote positive mental well-being.

For more information on these UCS Youth and Family Services please contact UCS at:

UCS - Bennington

314 Dewey Street 

Bennington, VT 05201


UCS - Manchester (Stephen C. Lundy Building)

5312 Main Street 

Manchester, VT 05255

(802) 362-3950

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bennington County

Services Provided: Matches children ages 5-14 in need of an adult friend with a carefully screened adult mentor voulenteer.


BBBS Program Manager 

100 Ledge Hill Drive

P. O. Box 588

Bennington, VT 05201


BBBS Program Coordinator - Northshire  

5312 Main Street (Stephen C. Lundy Building)

P. O. Box 815

Manchester, VT 05255

(802) 362-3950

Other Resources


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