A complete list of services available to residents of the Northeast Kingdom.
ESD (Economic Services Division)
Administers state and federal programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Reach Up to assist eligible Vermonters in need; Phone, 800-775-0526 or 334-6504.
Northeast Kingdom Community Action
NEKCA is a non-profit community agency in the Northeast Kingdom area founded in 1964 to address the needs of disadvantaged residents. It has executive offices in the historic U.S. Customs House Building at 70 Main Street in Newport. It has administrative offices in St. Johnsbury and Newport with satellite facilities in Island Pond and Canaan. The agency administers a Head Start program and over 100 other programs aimed at low income Vermonters.
Fuel Assistance in Vermont
To apply for fuel assistance you must fill out a fuel assistance application each year; Phone, 800-479-6151 or 241-1165; Web site, www.dpath.state.vt.us
Migrant Education Even Start
A literacy program for qualified families, including Early Education, Adult Education and Literacy, Parenting and Parent and Child Together time. If you have moved within the past three years, do “hands on” work in agriculture, have a child under eight years old and have an adult education need, you may be eligible.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs. Phone, 800-660-9130. E-mail, dcunningham@nvtrRedCross.org
Northeast Kingdom Human Services Inc.
Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Inc. provides services for residents of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties who may be challenged by conditions affecting mind, body, and spirit. Services are delivered through efficient mental health, developmental, and substance abuse programs for people of all ages. Crisis intervention services are available 24 hours a day every day of the year. Offices are located at 181 Crawford Road, Derby (334-6744) and 2225 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury (748-3181).
Northeast Kingdom Youth Services
Northeast Kingdom Youth Services is a not-for-profit organization for the youth of Caledonia and Essex County. Its mission it to support youth, their families and communities through quality programs that strengthen life skills. 24 Bagley Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8732.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Services include abortion referral, birth control services, emergency contraception, general health care, HIV testing, HPV and Hepatitis, men’s health services, patient education, pregnancy testing, options and services, STD testing and treatment, women’s health services, HPV and Hepatitis vaccines. 79 Coventry St., PO Box 932, Newport, VT, 05855. 334-5822.
St. Johnsbury Nutrition
The St. Johnsbury Nutritional Center provides meals through two programs, Meals-On-Wheels and the Meal Site at the St. Johnsbury House. Meals are served five days a week in the dining room of the St. Johnsbury House and by volunteer drivers to the home-bound and disabled. 748-5467.