Community Resources

Community Resources for Families

Family Services

United Counseling Services

100 Ledge Hill Drive, Bennington, VT

UCS serves adults, youth and families. Offering services for early childhood, mental health, development, rehabilitation, mentoring,

and youth and family services.

Bennington County Head Start and Early Head Start

Bennington, Vermont

Bennington County Head Start provides early education classes promoting school readiness and family opportunities to strengthen families

to Bennington County residents with sites in the following towns: Bennington, Pownal, & Manchester.

Reach Up


Reach Up joins families on their journey to overcome obstacles, explore opportunities, improve their finances and reach their goals. 

Sunrise Family Resource Center

244 Union St, Bennington, VT

Connect families with community resources, provide educational experiences and build relationships that promote independence and resilience.


Bennington, VT

The WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children) provides access to healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals

to health care and other community resources. 

Shires Housing

307 North Street, Bennington, VT

Shires Housing believes that everyone deserves a great place to live. We work hard to provide quality, affordable housing in Southwestern

Vermont including apartments and family homes.

Food Resources & Volunteer Opportunities

The Community Food Cupboard

40 Jeff Williams Way Manchester Center, VT

Open to all community members in the greater Northshire Area in need.

Arlington Food Shelf

165 Old Mill Road Arlington, VT

Open to any individual or family from the Arlington; Sunderland or Sandgate who need assistance.

The Vermont Food Bank

Greater Vermont, with resources available in Bennington & Rutland

Gathering and sharing quality food and nurture partnerships throughout VT.

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