If you are in crisis and unable to reach your CHCB provider, please contact one of the following local resources for immediate support:
Howard Center’s First Call line: (802) 488-7777
Howard Center’s First Call for Chittenden County serves clients and the community regardless of age or diagnosis. Trained, professional staff are available 24/7/365, regardless of the type of service. When you call First Call, you can expect phone support, crisis intervention and assessment, referrals to appropriate services, and connection to follow-up care.
Vermont Suicide Prevention Center’s Crisis Text Line: Text VT to 741741
The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center (VTSPC) is a statewide resource fostering a sustainable approach to suicide prevention in Vermont.
Pathways Vermont Support Line: Call or text (833) 888-2557
The Pathways Vermont Support Line provides anonymous, non-judgmental support and connection for all Vermonters by phone. It’s staffed by local peers who’ve been through tough situations themselves. They listen, talk with you, provide insight, and help you face life’s challenges. Different from a crisis helpline or emergency hotline, the Vermont Support Line is a “warm line” — a go-to support resource that can help prevent a situation from escalating to an emergency.