Howard Center – Adult Crisis Team
Assessment & first response to adult mental health crisis. Must be an adult, and resident of Chittenden county.
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
Howard Center – First Call for Children & Families
Prevention, assessment & support to kids, youth & families in crisis. Must be a resident of Chittenden county.
Youth in crisis (for current Spectrum counseling clients). Must be current Spectrum counseling clients. (Otherwise, call HC’s First Call at 488-7777.)
Domestic abuse/violence. Must be experiencing Domestic Violence, or have questions or concerns surrounding this issue. For women and children.
Crisis must involve sexual assault. Must live in Chittenden county.
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
N. New England Poison Center
Needs to have question about poison, or be in crisis because of poison.
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.