Community Resources

Community Resources

Employment and Career Resources

Health & Wellness


Legal Assistance

  • Community Legal Information Center (CLIC): Vermont’s free legal reference and information service for the general public. Access to legal research databases, legal self-help books, and reference services.
  • Vermont Law Help: free civil legal help to low-income people who live in Vermont.

Technology Assistance

  • a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy. Feedback from public library staff directed Public Library Association to develop courses on the most basic skills, such as using a computer, navigating a website, and searching. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long, and help learners practice skills like using a mouse and setting up passwords. Nearly all modules are available in Spanish as well as English.

Resources for Vermont Farmers

  • The Legal Food Hub: connects eligible farmers, food entrepreneurs, and food and farm organizations throughout New England to free legal assistance. Expert attorneys in the network work with participants on transactional legal matters, such as contracts, real estate transactions, and entity formations. The Hub also provides free education on a wide range of legal topics relevant to food professionals and attorneys alike.
  • Farmers Market Legal Toolkit: includes legal resources, best practice recommendations, and case studies on selecting and enhancing business structure and managing common risks.
  • Precarious Protection: Pesticide Regulations for Farmworker Safety: This report outlines findings relating to necessary improvements of the status quo, and includes recommendations regarding training for employees, access to information, personal protective equipment, emergency assistance, etc.
  • The Healthy Food Policy Project: identifies local laws that seek to promote access to healthy food. The Project includes information about growing, processing, and distributing local, healthy food.
  • VLGS Cornell Library’s Food and Agriculture Law and Policy Research Guide for the Public: provides comprehensive legal resources including books, databases, and Vermont statutes and regulations related to farming.

Vermont Migrant Worker Resources

  • Addison County Farmworkers Coalition: The Coalition’s goal is to promote the well-being of farms and farmworkers (especially undocumented workers).
  • Migrant Justice: Their mission is to build the voice, capacity, and power of the farmworker community and engage community partners to organize for economic justice and human rights.
  • Open Door Clinic (Middlebury, VT): a free health clinic for uninsured and under-insured adults in Addison County, Vermont.
  • Vermont Migrant Education Program: provides free educational support services to eligible children of families that relocate in order to obtain seasonal or temporary employment in agriculture and to eligible out-of-school youth that has moved to obtain seasonal or temporary agricultural employment.

Other Resources

  • Addison County Solid Waste Management District: details about programs and services, District news and publications, and practical information to help you properly recycle or dispose of household and business wastes.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes: youth from Vergennes, Addison, Panton, Waltham, and Ferrisburgh in grades 4 – 12 can join the Club free of charge.
  • Green Mountain Foster Bikes: A Vermont-based nonprofit with a mission to give foster kids a bicycle to ride.
  • Access: The Vermont Department of Libraries has partnered with the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) to provide access to Vermont newspapers through These Vermont titles are freely available to Vermonters as part of the agreement. There are now over 1 million pages of Vermont newspapers available.
  • United Way of Addison County: focus on health, education, and financial stability to improve lives and strengthen Addison County.
  • Vermont 211: a free, confidential information and referral program of the United Ways of Vermont, helping to connect Vermonters with a wide range of community, health, and human resources and services.
  • Vermont Department of Public Services: Public WiFi hotspot locations in Vermont.
  • Vermont Department of Taxes: file taxes, find tax forms, and check rates.