Crisis Services (non-clinical) & Hotlines

Howard Center – Adult Crisis Team

Assessment & first response to adult mental health crisis. Must be an adult, and resident of Chittenden county.
(mobile/on-call) 24/7
(802) 488-6400

Howard Center – ASSIST program

Hospital diversion crisis beds for adults w/ serious mental illness. Must have referral from crisis clinician, physician or case manager. Must not be in immediate danger of self-harm, and be sober.
300 Flynn Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 488-6412

Howard Center – First Call for Children & Families

Prevention, assessment & support to kids, youth & families in crisis. Must be a resident of Chittenden county.
(mobile/on-call) 24/7
(802) 488-7777

Spectrum Hotline

Youth in crisis (for current Spectrum counseling clients). Must be current Spectrum counseling clients. (Otherwise, call HC’s First Call at 488-7777.)
on-call 24/7
(802) 741-5195

WHBW Hotline

Domestic abuse/violence. Must be experiencing Domestic Violence, or have questions or concerns surrounding this issue. For women and children.

Hope Works

Crisis must involve sexual assault. Must live in Chittenden county.
(802) 863-1236

Howard Center – Act 1 / Bridge

Substance Abuse crises. Must be in need of detox from alcohol/drugs. If one needs to be hospitalized, Act 1 cannot help.
(on call) 24/7
(802) 488-6425

N. New England Poison Center

Needs to have question about poison, or be in crisis because of poison.

Suicide Hotline

Suicide prevention crisis line. Information & immediate help for those at risk of suicide, or other help. Can also be in any type of crisis. Provides support now & will also be referred to a local agency for help.