May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
Mental Health Awareness Month was started in the United States
in 1949 by the Mental Health America organization

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Each year millions of Americans face the
reality of living with a mental health condition
Learn more about mental health – educate yourself and others
See the person not the illness – strive to listen, and understand
Take action – spread the word, raise awareness, make a difference

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Free Tax Preparation:

Vermont 2-1-1 promotes free tax preparation statewide in partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, the Chittenden County CASH Coalition, local United Way agencies and Community Action agencies. If you have signed up for a VITA Tax appointment through Vermont 2-1-1, be sure to bring the necessary documents to your appointment.

Last year, our I&R Specialists handled over 3,000 tax preparation calls. All callers in Windham or Windsor County are directly transferred to the "Tax Appointment Scheduler" in their area. All other Vermont regions are referred directly to their local tax sites.

Our database has an array of information about Tax Preparation Assistance as well, which can be accessed here.

Flu Season Resources:

Vermont 2-1-1 partners with the Vermont Department of Health to help provide public information about H1N1 Flu and Seasonal Flu. General questions about H1N1 Flu can be answered by dialing 2-1-1. To locate a flu clinic in your area please dial 2-1-1 or click on Flu Clinic Finder.  For information about flu activity in Vermont, click onVermont Department of Health; or for nationwide  information, click on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Farm To Family Coupons:

Vermonters can get help buying locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at over 60 participating Farmers Markets. About one in four Vermonters qualifies for Farm to Family coupons. Please note that not all Farmers Markets are open during the Winter months.  For information about eligibility and how to apply, Click Here, or dial 2-1-1.

 

Fuel Assistance:

Vermont’s Seasonal Fuel Assistance Program can help pay part of your home heating bills whether you own your home or rent; pay for heat directly or as part of rent; rent a room in someone's home; or live in public, subsidized, or Section 8 housing - even if your rent includes the cost of heat.  Plus, recent program changes mean more Vermont families may be eligible because monthly income limits have been increased, and the resource test has been eliminated.

New guidelines allow applicants to apply year round!  Click Here or dial 2-1-1 for eligibility and application information.

If you have a heating crisis during the winter, Crisis Fuel may be able to help.

 

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