Community

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Capstone Community Action:  https://www.capstonevt.org/ Formerly the Central Vermont Community Action Council, Capstone Community Action has supported residents of Washington County and beyond build better lives for themselves and their communities since 1965. CVCAC offers a variety of services to support working families such as Head Start and Early Head Start programs, financial education, food shelves and nutrition resources, housing counseling, tax preparation, teen parent education, emergency heating assistance, home weatherization, workforce training, healthcare navigation and more. Call (802) 479-1053 for more information

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education: https://www.cvabe.org/ (CVABE) is a community based nonprofit organization serving the basic education and literacy needs of Town of Orange residents from ages 16-90+. There are 6 learning centers across central Vermont. The Barre location is next to the Aldrich Library at 46 Washington Street, Barre City. Call (800) 642-5119 for more information

Central Vermont Home, Health and Hospice:  https://www.cvhhh.org/ Independence means being able to stay in your home. It means sleeping in your own bed and waking up every morning surrounded by familiar sights and smells. At CVHHH, we take independence seriously. For over 100 years, we’ve provided health care services to central Vermonters in the comfort and privacy of home. Today, we continue to provide the highest-quality care while embracing new technologies, spearheading innovative pilot programs, expanding our services, and partnering with local providers. Call (802) 223-1878 for more information

Family Center of Washington County:  https://fcwcvt.org/ The Family Center of Washington County fosters positive growth and development of young children and families through several programs including early childhood programs, playgrounds for children birth to five, parent education and outreach, training for child care providers, assistance in finding and paying for Child Care and planning and coordinating Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Council region-wide programs for parents. Call (802) 262-3292 for more information 

People’s Health and Wellness Clinic:  http://www.phwcvt.org/ The People’s Health and Wellness Clinic (PHWC) provides primary health care, dental care, and wellness education to central Vermont residents that meet income guidelines. They also assist residents with finding health insurance and a primary care doctor. They were recently awarded a state contract as a Navigation Organization and have eight trained Navigators to provide face-to-face assistance for individuals and small businesses seeking to compare health insurance plans through Vermont Health Connect. Call (802) 479-1229 for more information

Project Independence:  http://pibarre.org/ Project Independence (PI), established in 1975, was Vermont’s first adult day center. We serve adults from Washington and northern Orange counties. PI provides a warm, stimulating, and home-like atmosphere for individuals to spend the day engaging with others in a safe community, through activities, exercise, entertainment, and delicious meals. Participants of PI include younger adults with disabilities and elder adults. These unique individuals come from diverse backgrounds with varying degrees of needs (physical, intellectual, and/or emotional) and have a desire to enhance or maintain their independence through social and community engagement. They are often folks who would otherwise be isolated, or whose independence may have lessened at home due to chronic illness, a disability, or advanced age. Our skilled professional staff members lead creative activities and provide individualized care in a way that respects each person as they are and accepts disabilities and challenges as a universal part of being human. Call (802) 476-3630 for more information

Secretary of State Website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/ It is the mission of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) to provide, protect, promote, and preserve Vermont public records, in collaboration with other public agencies, for the benefit of the public we collectively serve. Call (802) 828-2363 for more information

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department:  https://vtfishandwildlife.com/ The department’s mission is “the conservation of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.” Other challenges include providing quality fish and wildlife-based recreation and reaching Vermonters with the best possible information about these resources. Call (802) 828-1000 for more information

Vermont Veteran’s Home:  https://vvh.vermont.gov/ The Vermont Veteran’s Home is a licensed residential care facility with skilled nursing care, a certified Alzheimer’s Unit, rehabilitation therapy, registered dietician services, podiatry care, dental services, guest rooms, and more. There is also a public picnic area and fish pond located on the property for resident’s use and enjoyment. Call (802) 477-6523 for more information

Washington County Youth Services Bureau: http://wcysb.org/ The Washington County Youth Services Bureau / Boys and Girls Club is a non-profit organization that assists young people and families through Washington County by providing various prevention, counseling, and support services to teens and families. Most services are free or offered on a sliding fee scale. They also provide a Thanksgiving Dinner to home-bound residents of Washington County. Call (802) 229-9151 for more information

Local Library Information:

Calef Memorial Library


Calef Memorial Library’s mission is to inform, inspire, and connect its patrons to each other and the world through free and easy access to ideas, information, books, and technologies that enrich, empower, and entertain them. Come visit the library at:
2964 VT Route 110
PO Box 141
Washington, VT 05675

Hours: We are open Monday 11-4pm
Tues, Wed, Thur, 2pm-7pm
Saturday 9am-1pm.
(802) 883-2343 or at https://caleflibrary.com/

Aldrich Public Library

Main Branch 476-7550 and York Branch 476-5118


In the 1890s, Leonard Frost Aldrich bequeathed money for a free public library in Barre, VT. The Aldrich Library, which has been developed from the generous gift of Mr. Aldrich, still serves all of Barre. The library is operated by an autonomous Board of Trustees.
The Aldrich Library Board of Trustees recently completed a $1.6 million addition and renovation project to the original library first constructed in 1907. The Trustees also operate a satellite library in the village of East Barre.  Visit their web site at http://www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/ or come visit or follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on their latest events