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Wellness / Mental Health

Abuse, Neglect & Violence   

Elder abuse includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. To learn more, visit the website of the National Council On Aging.

The Women’s Freedom Center
Supports all women who are survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. Services include Safety planning, Shelter, Emergency transportation, Individual & group support.
24-Hour Hotline: 802-254-6954 (collect calls accepted) or 800-228-7395 (toll-free in Windham County) Non-emergency: 802-257-7364

Domestic Violence Hotline
24-hour Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
TTY: 1-800-787-3224

Advocates who are deaf are available to help from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST via:
Videophone 1-855-812-1001
Instant Messenger (DeafHotline)

Adult Protective Services
Vermont Dept. of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
Adult Protective Services (APS) is responsible for protecting vulnerable adults whose health and welfare may be adversely affected by abuse, neglect or exploitation. Their website offers contact information, guidelines for recognizing and reporting abuse, and a form for reporting abuse, call 1-800-564-1612 (toll-free)

Office of Public Guardian Vermont Dept. of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living–
Provides guardianship services to people aged 60 and over for whom a suitable and willing private guardian cannot be found. Every effort to locate a suitable private guardian must be made before a public guardian may be appointed. The Office of Public Guardian can also provide information to the public about guardianship and its alternatives, and help private guardians in understanding and carry out their duties. 802-828-2143

Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Assists residents of nursing homes and residential care homes, and advocates on their behalf. The goal of the Ombudsman is to protect the safety, welfare, and rights of long-term care residents while supporting the independence of each resident. Ombudsman staff visit nursing homes and speak with residents throughout the year, working to make sure that the residents’ rights are being upheld. Many community volunteers also donate their time to the ombudsman program. For Windham and Windsor Counties, call 802-885-5181

Alzheimer’s and Chronic Conditions

Alzheimer’s Association – Vermont Chapter
24-HOUR HOTLINE: (800) 272-3900
Main office: 300 Cornerstone Dr., Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495
(802) 316-3839
Regional Office: 974 Western Ave., Suite 201, Brattleboro, VT
Office hours Thursday 9-2 p.m. Call to make an appointment.
(802) 316-3839 x8011

Chronic Conditions Information Network
This website includes a variety of resources and ideas for anyone, of any age, who is living with a chronic or life-threatening condition. It provides resource information for VT and NH, and includes the “How to Get What You Need in Vermont: A Resource Guide for Those Living with a Chronic/Life Threatening Condition.”  You can download a copy of this booklet from the publications link.

Home Health Agencies

Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire:
Admissions and Referrals: 1-800-575-5162
Business Office: 1-888-300-8853

Bayada Nurses
23 Marlboro Road, Suite 101,
Brattleboro, Vt 05301
802 254-7071

Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont Crisis/Emergency 24-Hour Hotline: 800-622-4235

Site Offices
Bellows Falls: 1 Hospital Court Suite 410 Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Brattleboro:  51 Fairview St., Brattleboro, VT 05301
Springfield: 390 River St. Springfield, VT 05156
Hartford: 49 School Street, Hartford, VT 05047
Windsor: 14 River St., Windsor, VT 05809

Agency Headquarters
390 River St., Springfield, VT 05156

Division of the Blind & Visually Impaired

Springfield Regional Office100 Mineral Street, Suite 301 Springfield, VT 05156-2306(802) 885-9133(800) 356-1526

Note that the inclusion of any entity in this section of our website does not imply endorsement by Putney Community Cares.

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