Emergency Assistance

Important information to help navigate emergency situations, such as local Police/Fire/EMT, child welfare, and more.

  • AWARE (24 hours)

    P.O. Box 307 Hardwick, Vermont 05843

    AWARE focuses on two priorities: crisis intervention and prevention education. Advocates are first responders in crisis situations involving domestic and sexual violence, operating a 24 hour hotline where callers can speak to an advocate who can inform them of their legal rights and options, be connected to other community resources, and provide immediate necessary assistance which may include access to financial assistance and safe haven. Victims experiencing abuse who call our hotline, or are referred by police, family, or friends, need immediate and concentrated assistance, support, and information. AWARE advocates can provide services and support from the initial emergency to long term planning and support. AWARE also provides in-depth legal advocacy services and support and information to families of victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

    802-472-6463   http://www.awarevt.org
  • Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department

    1126 Main Street, Suite 2, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
    802-748-6666  
  • Lyndonville Police Department

    316 Main Street, Lyndonville, VT 05851
    802-626-1274  
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

      Toll Free: 1−800−799−7233 TTY 1−800−787−3224 http://www.thehotline.org/
  • National Sexual Assult Hotline

    RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

      Toll Free: 800-656-4673 https://www.rainn.org/
  • Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA)

    Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) is an anti-poverty agency. Believing in each individual’s potential for positive growth and change, NEKCA is committed to empowering those who seek assistance to improve the quality of their lives. We provide direct program activities, referrals, advocacy and education in a non-judgmental manner to the people of the communities in the Northeast Kingdom.
    Programs and services include Community & Justice Programs, Food Assistance, Fuel and Utility Assistance, Grow Your Own Business, Head Start Child Care, Housing Assistance & Housing, Parent Child Centers, Thrift Store, and Youth & Young Adults.

  • Northeast Kingdom Youth Services (NEKYS)

    24 Bagley Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt 05819

    Northeast Kingdom Youth Services (NEKYS) provides family, youth, and restorative justice programs to the Caledonia and Southern Essex Counties of Vermont. Services include a 24 hour On-Call System, Family Connections Program, Outdoor Adventure Program, NEK Kids on the Move, Summer Central Scholarship Program, JUMP Mentoring Program, Transitional Living Program (TLP), Youth Development Program (YDP), Youth in Transition (YIT), Living Room Community Center, Family and Criminal Court Diversion, Youth Substance Abuse Safety Program (YSASP), Drivers’ License Suspension Program (DLS), Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ), and Pre-Trial Monitor Program.

    (802) 748-8732   www.nekys.org
  • Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH)

    PO Box 905 1315 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819

    NVRH is a community, not for profit, acute care, critical access hospital. It is one of two Vermont hospitals designated as a Baby FriendlyTM hospital by the United Nations. NVRH provides primary and preventive care, surgical and specialty services, inpatient and outpatient care and 24 hour, physician staffed emergency services.

    802-748-8141   https://nvrh.org/index.php
  • St. Johnsbury Police Department

    1187 Main Street, Suite 1, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
    802-748-2314  
  • Umbrella

    1216 Railroad Street, Suite C, St Johnsbury, VT 05819

    Umbrella’s mission is nurturing communities of strong women, supported families and safe homes. Umbrella’s primary priorities are to decrease the incidence and impact of domestic and sexual violence and to ensure that children thrive in safe communities and families attentive to their needs. Services and programs within Umbrella include the Advocacy Program, Kingdom Child Care Connection, the Family Room, and Cornucopia.

    802-748-8645 802-748-1992   https://www.umbrellanek.org/