Groundworks Can Help
Groundworks Collaborative provides ongoing support to families and individuals facing housing and food insecurities in the greater Brattleboro, Vermont area.
- emergency food,
- and supportive services, including
- housing case management and
- our representative payee service.
If you’re in need of help, please complete and submit our contact form, or read on for more information about our programs.
Emergency Temporary Housing
If you are experiencing homelessness and need emergency temporary housing, the first step is to contact Vermont Economic Services at 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 802-490-9446) to help troubleshoot next steps.
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.
Brattleboro’s Seasonal Overflow Shelter
Groundworks Collaborative has historically operated our community’s seasonal emergency shelter from early November through April each year, but will open in the fall of 2021 as a year-round emergency shelter in the new building at 54 South Main Street. Please check back here for more information in the summer of 2021 and call Vermont Economic Services (contact information listed above) if you need emergency shelter now.
Groundworks Drop-In Center
Visit us in the newly constructed building at 54 South Main Street between 9am and 5pm 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
- Opportunities for Service
- Job Referrals
If you need food support in any way, Foodworks is here for you. Contact us at 802-490-2412 or Foodworks@GroundworksVT.org 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 Curbside Pickup
Curbside Pickup is available at Foodworks during the following hours. See link below for the Curbside Pickup form.
- Mondays 11am-4pm
- Wednesdays 1pm-6pm
- Fridays 12pm-4pm,
- and the last Saturday of each month from 9am-noon.
Foodworks will deliver two-week supplies of comprehensive food support (meat, produce, dairy, and shelf-stable foods) to those who are unable to pick up food during our open hours. Click here to complete the delivery order form if you need a delivery. Please note, deliveries are made on Tuesdays only and need to be scheduled in advance. Please call or email us if you have questions.
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.