Area Support Groups and Hotlines

12-Step Groups
Call Turning Point Club (802) 442-9700.

AIDS Project of Southwestern Vermont
Case management, support groups, buddy program, education. Call (802) 447-8007.

(888) 425-2666 or Vermont (866) 972-5266

Alcoholics Anonymous
In Vermont, dial 211 or (866) 652-4636. In New York's Capital District, dial (518) 463-0906. In Massachusetts, dial (413) 448-2382.

Alzheimer's Family Support Groups
(800) 272-3900

Arthritis Support Group
For information, call Barbara Weakley at (802) 375-6934.

Bariatric Support Group
Call Pat, (802) 442-9407.

Bennington Area AIDS Project
For persons who are HIV positive, and for family members and friends. For information, call (802) 442-4481.

Bennington County Meals on Wheels
Offers hot meals for those in need. Call (802) 442-8012.

Bereavement Support Group
The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of SVHC offers grief support for all ages, including special groups for children and teens. The groups are open to anyone who is grieving following the death of someone close to them. Call (802) 442-5502.

Better Breathers
For people with chronic lung disease. Call (802) 440-8125.

Cancer Support Groups
Call (802) 447-1836.

Cardiac Support
Call Patti Ryan, RN, (802) 447-5132.

Caregivers Support
Call Christina Altieri at (802) 442-8136.

Depression & Bipolar Support Group
For information, call Sue, (802) 447-3453.

Diabetes Support Groups
Open to diabetics and their families. For information, call (802) 447-5076.

Food Allergy Support for Adults
For information, Call Cris, (802) 379-5927.

Infant Death/Pregnancy Loss: Sharing to Heal
Call Debbie Mone, RNC, at (802) 447-5160.

Ladies First
Financial help with mammography and pap tests. Call Kate at (800) 508-2222.

Mom to Mom Support Group
For new, soon-to-be, or single moms. Call Gloria at (802) 375-6515.

Moving Beyond Abuse Support Group
Open to women 18 and older. Call (802) 442-2370.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
For information, call the MSAA Helpline at (800) 532-7667.

Northshire Women's Cancer Support Group
For information, call (802) 362-0994.

Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., call (802) 442-9605.

Parenting Support
Call Kim, (802) 447-5778
Parents of teens, call (802) 447-8270, ext. 22
Parents of younger children, call (802) 447-8270, ext. 26

Parkinson's Support Group
Call Dorothy Roy at (802) 442-8374 or Nancy Bower at (802) 447-0119.

PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Providing an opportunity for dialogue of sexual orientation and identity, call (413) 243-2382 or (802) 447-0176.

Stroke Survivors Peer Support Group
Contact Lisa at (802) 447-5137.

Support for People Affected by Mental Illness
For all family members. For information, call (802) 824-3909. Meets third Wednesday of the month at UCS on Dewey St.

Tobacco Quitters Support Group
Call Janice at (802) 440-4098 for information.

Vermont 2-1-1
Confidential help for everyday needs and difficult times. Dial 211, or visit


Breastfeeding (802) 447-5160
Maternal/child health nurses available, 24x7

Disability Helpline (802) 639-1522

Family Emergency Services (800) 281-7597
For families experiencing a youth-related crisis

Narcotics Anonymous (802) 773-5575
Dealing with or recovering from addiction

Personal Emergency Response System (802) 447-5089
Touch-of-a-button emergency access

PAVE (802) 442-2111
Domestic violence/sexual assault. Call collect, 24x7

Physician Finder (802) 447-5007

Prevent Child Abuse (800) 244-5373

Senior Helpline (800) 642-5119
Services for Vermonters 60 and over

Smoking Help (802) 447-5508
Self-help for smokers

VT State Quit Line (877) 937-7848
Quit-smoking help, 24x7

NY Smokers' Quit Line (866) 697-8487


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