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  • Al-Anon 866-97Al-Anon (866-972-5266) and AA (802) 802-AAVT (2288) – AA VT Meetings: (NEK)
  • BAART specializes in individualized medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for individuals suffering from Opioid Use Disorder, more commonly opioid addiction. BAART St. Johnsbury Phone: 802.748.6166 /BAART Newport Phone: 802.334.0110
  • Caledonia Community Restorative Justice Center  – We provide opportunities for change in the way people treat each other in order to keep our community a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and play. Call 802-748-2977 or Email  
  • Caledonia County Local Counselors and Therapists (May 2023) –
  • Hireability – We help Vermonters with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain meaningful careers and to help employers recruit, train, retain and promote employees with disabilities. You are eligible for services if you’re a Vermonter with a disability. Your disability can be physical or mental, visible, such as a condition requiring the use of a wheelchair, or invisible, like a mental health challenge.  Newport:  802-334-6794 / St. Johnsbury:  802-748-8716
  • Journey to Recovery Community Center (Newport) – We help people struggling with substance use in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.- Phone: (802) 624-4156
  • Kingdom Recovery Center (St. Johnsbury) – Free, peer-delivered support and programs for people seeking and sustaining recovery from alcoholism/substance misuse disorder.  (802) 751-8520 or
  • NAMI St. Johnsbury Support Group – grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness through advocacy, education, support and public awareness. NAMI Vermont Family and Peer Support Groups.  Office – (802) 876-7949 /Toll Free – (800) 639-6480 or
  • NEK Mutual Aid Network (Southern Kingdom) (802) 624-0406 or
  • Northeast Kingdom Human Services – The NEK’s comprehensive community mental health, addictions/substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disability services provider serving the needs of Essex, Caledonia and Orleans counties. General Info: 1-800-649-0118 or Call 24/7:  (802) 334-6744 (Newport)/(802) 748-3181 (St. Johnsbury)
  • Northeast Prevention Coalition –We come together to support prevention and promote education for youth, as well as all ages, concerning substance use, misuse, and abuse.
  • Northern Counties Health Care – Serving the NEK through seven community health centers with mental health and substance use disorder services including Medication-Assisted Treatment. Call (802) 748-9405/Toll free:(800) 499-9405 or e-mail
  • Orleans County Restorative Justice Center (Newport) – empowers community members to restore harmed relationships, addresses the underlying causes of conflict and crime, and improves the quality of life in our community. Contact or 802.487.9327
  • Savida Health – we treat addiction as a chronic disease, not a personal weakness. We work to heal the whole person by providing comprehensive medication management, behavioral healthcare, counseling, and patient support. – Newport: (802) 487-0781 / St. Johnsbury: (802) 357-5549
  • The Spark Violence Prevention Warmline – Confidential and anonymous resource for anyone impacted by interpersonal violence (Have you harmed someone? Wondering what now? Are you ready to become a safer partner? Is there someone you suspect may be involved in family violence? Not sure how to help?) Responders are available 10am-10pm, 7 days a week  Call:  802-613-0375 or email
  • Umbrella– Support and advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, teen dating violence, human trafficking as well as violence related to gender or sexual orientation.  24-Hour Hotlines:  St. Johnsbury: 802-748-8645 /Newport: 802-334-0148
  • Vermont CARES – A non-profit organization that provides harm reduction services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and drug use.  We are passionate about providing non- judgmental services, through our syringe service program, overdose prevention and education, HIV support and prevention, and case management. St. Johnsbury:  802-748-9061 or
  • Vermont Veterans and Family Outreach – We help veterans and their families obtain the benefits they’ve earned through their service. Everyone on the outreach team has served in the military, and almost all of them have served in combat. We recommend you call the outreach team member closest to you to get started. 24 Hour Resource Line for Crisis Situations – (888) 607-8773 / Caledonia County:  Brianna Haley:  Cell 802-734-2282 / Office 802-338-4324 /  and Essex and Orleans Counties:  Heather Lafont:  Cell 802-399-6250 /  Office 802-338-4325 /

See the NEK Mental Health/Substance Use System of Care Project Presentation Here

See the NEK Mental Health/Substance Use System of Care Journey Map Here

See the NEK Mental Health/Substance Use System of Care Recommendations Here


  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7, free, confidential, compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health related distress — whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. Call or text 988 or chat for yourself or if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
  • Vermont Helplink – Alcohol and Drug Treatment Support Center – Free caring and expert support to navigate the Vermont treatment and recovery system whether you’re seeking help for yourself, a client, or a loved one. or 802.565.LINK
  • End Addiction Stigma – Stigma that surrounds addiction and the people who struggle with substance use can lead to people not seeking the help they need. Greater awareness of addiction as a disease, increased understanding of treatment and recovery and growing empathy for those who struggle can reduce this stigma and help people find the resources they need.
  • Facing Suicide VT – A statewide program offering free suicide prevention information, resources, training, and education to individuals and organizations in Vermont.
  • Farm First is a Vermont-based, public program formed to provide farmers and their families with support, resources and information to reduce stress.  Call: (802) 318-5538 during daytime work hours or 877-493-6216 outside of daytime work hours / ​Email: Eva Griffin at
  • Jenna’s Promise – nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to treatment, as well as recovery services.  Also Jenna’s House – Sober living and recovery housing.  (802) 343-8741 or Contact Email
  • Outright VT – Building a Vermont where all LGBTQ+ youth have hope, equity and power.  Call 802-865-9677 or
  • Phoenix House Vermont – an integrated behavioral health services program designed to help individuals manage their substance use and behavioral health issues. Toll Free: 888-392-7867 / Local: 802-488-7480 /
  • Recovery Partners of Vermont – We promote wellness for all who are affected by substance or alcohol use disorder. 802.738.8998 or 
  • Sana at Stowe -Our mission is to support and guide individuals with substance use disorders in their unique process of self-discovery and recovery using evidence-based practices blended together with impeccable service and compassionate care in a serene, private environment.  Call for more information:  866-575-9958
  • Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery – A statewide information and advocacy organization that supports all paths to recovery from addiction and mental health conditions. Since 1939, we have worked to promote mental wellness in Vermont, and to be the state’s voice in education, training and community support.
  • Vermont Racial Justice Alliance – To secure sustainable power, ensure agency, and provide security for American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS), while embracing their history and preserving their culture. Rapid response:
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  • BetterHelp – Making professional therapy accessible, affordable, and convenient — so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime and anywhere.
  • Man Therapy– 24/7 digital platform gets working-aged men to think differently about their mental health and take action before they ever reach a point of crisis by breaking down barriers to help-seeking behavior and smashing the notion that men can’t talk about their feelings.
  • Never Use Alone – 1-800-484-3731 – peer run overdose prevention lifeline phone based “spotter” service available 24/7/365 for people to use drugs safely while alone.
  • SAMHSA –We lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes. Call 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727) or Resources for Families: 
  • LGBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564 
  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hopeline: 1-800-622-2255
  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
  • TransLifeline: 877-565-8860 / 
  • TREVOR Crisis Hotline – The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text START to 678 678
  • Veterans Crisis Line:  Dial 988 and Press 1 or


The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 to all residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.  Call or text 1-800-985-5990.


Trauma Recovery Network of VT

If you or someone you know is in need of mental health support due to any level of stress related to Vermont’s recent flooding emergencies, the Trauma Recovery Network (“TRN”) of VT is able to offer short-term and effective support using EMDR.  Licensed EMDR clinicians are offering up to 10 sliding scale and pro-bono sessions to anyone affected regardless of insurance via telehealth and in-person.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapy which can reduce and even eliminate the negative effects of stressful and traumatic experiences. For more information, please complete this brief online form: