Groundworks Can Help

Groundworks Collaborative provides ongoing support to families and individuals facing housing and food insecurities in the greater Brattleboro, Vermont area. 

We provide:

  • emergency food
  • shelter
  • and supportive services, including 
    • housing case management and
    • our representative payee service.

Scroll down for more information about how to get help through these programs.  If you’re in need of help, please complete and submit our contact form. 

Contact Groundworks

  • PLEASE NOTE: This is not the Foodworks Delivery Form. Please call Foodworks at 802-490-2412 or email to request and schedule a food delivery.
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Food Assistance


If you need food support in any way, Foodworks is here for you. Contact us at 802-490-2412 or if you need …

  • food to supplement your 3SquaresVT / SNAP / “food stamps” or if you would like to learn more about applying for these benefits. You can also call 1-800-479-6151 to request a copy of the application.
  • two-week supplies of comprehensive food support (meat, produce, dairy, and shelf-stable foods).
  • one-time or as-needed help getting through a difficult month.
  • household supplies such as pet food, diapers, and toiletries.

Foodworks – In-Person Shopping

Starting June 13, 2022, Foodworks is open for in-person shopping during the following hours: 
Mondays 11am-4pm
Tuesdays 10am-noon (reserved for seniors only)
Wednesdays 1pm-6pm
Fridays 12pm-4pm,
and the last Saturday of each month from 9am-noon.

Foodworks Delivery

Foodworks will deliver a two-week supply of supplemental food support (meat, produce, dairy, and shelf-stable foods) once per month to those who are unable to pick up food during our open hours.

Please note, deliveries need to be scheduled one week in advance. Contact us at 802-490-2412 or to schedule a delivery.

Housing Assistance

Emergency Temporary Housing

If you are experiencing homelessness and need emergency temporary housing, the first step is to contact Groundworks Overnight Shelter (54 South Main Street) in-person or by phone at 802-302-8300 to check on bed availability and/or to be added to the wait list.

If Groundworks has no beds available, you can apply to the Vermont Economic Services GA Emergency Housing Program (follow the “apply” link for instructions), then call 800-479-6151 (Monday – Friday from 8am-4:30pm). After 4:30pm or on weekends or holidays, dial 2-1-1 to access this program.

If you run into any challenges in accessing these supports, please contact our staff (available 24/7 at 802-302-8300) to help troubleshoot next steps.

Groundworks Shelter

If you are experiencing homelessness or you anticipate becoming homeless and would like to be added to our waiting list for Groundworks Shelter, please provide your contact information using the Contact Groundworks form on this page. We will get in touch with you to complete a phone interview.

To reach us by phone, please call (802) 257-0066 x1104 and speak with the Advocate on duty.

The Overnight Shelter at 54 South Main Street

Groundworks offers year-round overnight emergency shelter at 54 South Main Street.  Please call 802-302-8300 or stop in and see us for information about signing up for a bed for a night.  As the Shelter is frequently full, we can also help with information about other potential resources offered through Vermont Economic Services.

Groundworks Drop-In Center at 54 South Main Street

Visit us in the newly constructed building at 54 South Main Street between 8am and 7pm 7 days/week if you need:

  • A Shower
  • To do a load of Laundry
  • A Mailing Address
  • Access to a Phone
  • Coffee and Snacks
  • Shelter from the Weather
  • Case Management
  • Outreach and Referrals
  • To access 3SquaresVT and other benefit forms or for help applying

Representative Payee Services

If you are a recipient of Social Security Benefits (SSI or SSDI) and need help managing your monthly budget and spending, Groundworks’ Representative Payee program may be a good fit for you. For more information, contact us at 802-257-5415 x1007. Please note, from time to time, this program may have a waiting list.