Many Vermonters are feeling deepened anxiety, loneliness, and uncertainty during this time. COVID Support VT helps alleviate the emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in our state by connecting Vermonters to:
- resources for emotional well-being and mental health support
- local and national helplines, most of which are available 24/7
- accessible and easy-to-access education and self-help tips
- connections to community organizations
Future services of COVID Support VT may include: crisis counselors to provide brief support counseling and connections to community resources through a single call center; focus groups for peer support; and ongoing education and outreach tailored to support the emotional well-being of Vermonters.
COVID Support VT complements the mental health and community services and supports that already exist throughout Vermont. Funding is provided through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Vermont Care Partners (VCP) is administering the grant under contract with the Vermont Department of Mental Health.