Vermont is currently experiencing extreme effects of rainfall and flooding in early July. The flood recovery journey will be a long one, but Vermonters are already leaping into action to help each other. Use the following resources to seek support, report damages, stay up to date on weather developments and effects, become a volunteer, and donate to relief funds.
Flood and Disaster Information
Vermont 211 is a single, centralized community resource information center, providing high quality statewide information and referral (I&R) services in accordance with national standards.
Flood Resources – Vermont Emergency Management
Disaster Recovery for Businesses
Returning Home After Flooding
Emergency Preparedness Booklet for Refugees
Mental Health Support
Natural disasters can cause emotional distress, which may be exacerbated for those already dealing with mental health conditions. Use the following resources to take care of your mental health in the wake of the floods.
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to talk to a crisis counselor from SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline. This helpline was created to provide support to those experiencing emotional distress in the wake of natural and human-caused disasters and provide referrals to other resources as needed. Click here for more information on the Disaster Distress Helpline.
Mental Health Crisis Text Line
Text 741741 to message a mental health crisis counselor, 24/7.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 988 if you are having a mental health crisis and/or thoughts of suicide.
NAMI Vermont Peer Support Groups
Department of Mental Health – Flood Resources
Find a Therapist
Use this search tool to find a therapist near you.
United Way Mental Health Resources
Volunteer Opportunities and Community Support
Register as a State Volunteer
Sign Up to Volunteer in Montpelier
Sign Up to Volunteer in Waterbury
Flood Response and Recovery Mutual Aid Facebook Group
Connect directly with Vermonters who need and/or are offering help in this Facebook group.
Be aware of where you donate money and make sure that it is a legitimate fund for flood relief (not a scam).