Humanitarian Services

The mission of the Bellows Falls Area Senior Center, Inc. is to serve as an organized body specifically charged with recognizing the needs of older people (aged 60 and over and their spouses) in the area of the towns of Rockingham, Westminster, Grafton, Athens and Walpole, NH and will endeavor to establish a plan of action that will meet those needs. We assist in fostering successful aging through services and activities in the area of education, recreation, creative art, health, nutrition, social work and employment.
The Current - Connecticut River Valley Transit logo

The Current bus service, formally Connecticut River Transit, runs 15 commuter and local in-town buses and several para-transit and Dial-a-Ride buses in Vermont’s Windham and Windsor counties and into neighboring New Hampshire. Our service area includes in-town routes in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and Springfield, as well as between-town commuter routes to Rutland, Bellows Falls, Springfield, Brattleboro, Hanover / Lebanon, NH, and other towns.

Grace Cottage Hospital
Vermont’s smallest hospital, Grace Cottage, provides medical care to the people living in, working and visiting the hills and valleys of southern Vermont. 
Grafton Cares
Providing help and support to people of all ages in Grafton and Athens, Vermont. Please call (802)869-2674
Green Mountain RSVP & Volunteer Center
This non-profit organization matches volunteers, age 55 and over, with meaningful work at other non-profits, schools, libraries, hospitals and towns. We presently manage 1,059 volunteers at 234 worksites in the three southern Vermont counties. The volunteers work as literacy tutors for adults, leaders of exercise classes for seniors, companions to elders living alone, and in hospitals, schools, museums and libraries. 
Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont has identified its mission, not as a service provider, but as a visionary agent and fundraiser for smaller agencies which were created to address identified behavioral, medical, and rehabilitative health needs. Please call (802)886-4500 for more information.
Parks Place Community Resource Center
We host many health, human service and education programs that are otherwise only available in Brattleboro or Springfield. We also help people get connected to other resources that are available in our area. Please call (802)463-9927

If you are seeking resources for successful aging in Southern Vermont, Senior Solutions is here for you. We serve residents aged 60 and up, and the people who care about them. If we don’t have what you need, our goal is to connect you with someone who does! Please click the link below to go to the Senior Solutions web-site or call the Senior Solutions staff at (800) 642-5119.


The mission of Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) is “to enable people to cope with, and reduce the hardships of poverty; create sustainable self-sufficiency; and reduce the causes and move toward the elimination of poverty.” SEVCA gives people the knowledge, tools, and support to break the cycle of dependence, and works to find solutions to the deep-seated problems of poverty, largely by empowering and collaborating with those whose lives are affected by it daily.

Valley Cares Inc. is a community-based 501 (c) (3) organization committed to providing affordable housing and supportive services to the elderly residents of the West River Valley and surrounding towns. Valley Cares acts as the developer and property manager for West River Valley Senior Housing in Townshend, Vermont. Please  call (802)365-4115.


SeVEDS exists to reverse the Windham Regions economic decline. We envision developing the Southern Vermont economy to generate long-term growth and prosperity, improve the regions quality of life and sustain its quality of place. 

VCIL believes that individuals with disabilities have the right to live with dignity and with appropriate support in their own homes, fully participate in their communities, and to control and make decisions about their lives.

VCIL also provides practical assistance for interpreting and implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act and other civil rights laws. Please call (800)639-1522

The Vermont Veterans' Home

The Vermont Veteran’s Home provides residential facilities, programs and care for service men and women, and their spouses, in the tri-state area. Further information is available at or on their facebook page.

Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH

We are dedicated to delivering outstanding home health and hospice services that enrich the lives of the people we serve. In more than 140 towns in Vermont and New Hampshire, we deliver excellence in nursing, rehabilitation, hospice, and personal care services.  As a non-profit, our only goal is helping people. Please  call (888)300-8853.

The Women’s Freedom Center is the local organization working to end domestic and sexual violence in Windham and Southern Windsor Counties. We are a feminist organization committed to offering support and advocacy to survivors of violence, as well as prevention and educational activities to help create a community in which violence is not tolerated.

24 hour hotlines: 
Windham – 802-254-6954
Southern Windsor – 802-885-2050

Our hotline is confidential and can be called 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You may also reach us toll-free at 1-800-773-0689. Collect calls are accepted.

At Youth Services we believe in helping youth within the context of their families and their world. We also believe in helping people learn how to grow, both as individuals and as a family, so they can solve their own problems.

  • Building youth’s internal and external assets
  • Teaching life skills
  • Matching youth with a positive role model
  • Screening and treatment for substance abuse
  • Family reconciliation and mediation
  • Transitioning youth to independent living
  • Reducing the risk of out-of-home placement
  • Counseling youth and families
  • Helping juvenile offenders make amends
  • Providing alternatives to the court process
  • Coordinating and accessing services
  • Providing referrals and information

Please call (802)257-0361