Community: Support & Resilience
It takes a village to help each other through tough times. Luckily, we have a great one! Bradford Resilience is a public response committee created to protect and support each other and be sure that people have the help they need. For local organizers, use the contact below:
- Gary Moore, Bradford Emergency Management Director (802) 793-7557 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monique Priestley, Bradford Resilience Coordinator (802) 222-1909 (text/call) email@example.com
Sign up to become a volunteer.
Do you or someone you know need help with: getting groceries, childcare, prescriptions, running errands, transportation, health care, chores, animal care, or other elements of your day-to-day? If you need help, we will do our best to get you assistance or information. We cannot commit to helping everyone who asks.
To put in a request for volunteer assistance, please fill out this survey form.
Alternatively, you can leave a detailed message at our hotline (802) 449-2585. Please note that the hotline is voicemail-only. If you need help filling out this form, please feel free to email or call Laura Perez, Special Needs Support Center of the Upper Valley, at Laura@snsc-uv.org or (802) 234-5084.
Community Assistance Services For assistance with food access, home heating and fuel assistance, and housing counseling services, please call Capstone Community Action at (800) 639-1053 or (802) 479-1053.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP
We all need to help reduce the spread of the virus by staying home. Together, we need to make sure that all community members have what they need to stay home, whether sick or healthy. To volunteer to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic sign up here.
The State of Vermont is looking for volunteers to help in communities across the State that have been affected by COVID-19. Help is needed in a variety of areas and professions. Please register here (includes a form for Medical Professionals).
- Vermont Emergency Management: Meals will be distributed to those in need throughout the month of May. Food will include FEMA meal boxes, along with produce, chicken, and dairy products. For more information and the full schedule visit https://vem.vermont.gov/pods.
- Hannaford Supermarket Open Everyday 7am-9pm | Senior Hours Tue-Thu 6-7am
- Bradford Food Shelf operated by the Inter-Church Council | Open Mon & Tue 3p-4pm, Wed 5-6pm, Thu 3-4pm, Fri 11-12pm
- Meals-On-Wheels from Orange East Senior Center (802) 222-4782
- Hunger Free Vermont has provided this page of food resources so that everyone has access to the food they need. Here is Hunger Free Vermont’s Feeding Your Family one page flyer.
- Vermont Foodbank (800) 585-2265 | 3SquaresVT (855) 855-6181 | Text VFBSNAP to 85511
Food Shelf Access & Donations The Bradford Food Shelf is operated by the Inter-Church Council and is open Mon & Tue 3p-4pm, Wed 5-6pm, Thu 3-4pm, Fri 11-12pm. Please call Jenny Copeland (802) 222-5108 with any questions or schedule a delivery of food. If you are looking to donate food to the Bradford Food Shelf outside of operating hours (above), please contact Jenny Copeland (802) 222-5108 in order to coordinate drop-off. Please send monetary donations to: Bradford Food Shelf, c/o Jenny Copeland, PO Box 684, Bradford, VT 05033.
Mental Health Resources
- Clara Martin Center 24-hour crisis line is (800) 639-6360
- Need help with stress and coping? Know Someone Who Does?
Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985-5990
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
- Crisis Textline Text: “Home” to 741741
- http://youfeellikeshit.com/ (simple but effective website for those experiencing anxiety around COVID-19)
- Pathways Vermont Support Line: Reach out to your neighbors, connect with your chosen family, and call or text the Pathways Vermont Support Line. Open from 3 PM to 6 AM. Connect with an operator by dialing (833) VT – TALKS / (833) 888 – 2557
- CDC Managing Anxiety and Stress with COVID-19 CDC
- Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak WHO
- National Alliance Mental Illness NAMI NAMI
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
- Mental Health America Information & Resources