Are you in need of help?
If you or someone you know needs help related to HIV/AIDS or substance use Vermont CARES is here to assist you.
Quick Access to our Services
Vermont CARES operates in 11 counties to support clients with a variety of services from case management to harm reduction and safer sex services, delivered in-office and through our mobile outreach program. Our team is here to help HIV + clients navigate medical care, access emergency assistance, and receive help with insurance. We provide anonymous harm reduction services to people who use drugs, including providing safer use equipment, the life-saving overdose reversal drug Naloxone (brand name Narcan), and services to the public including education and training, safer sex supplies, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, support for the LGBTQ+ community, and referral services.
We help you get and stay connected to the medical, mental health, housing, and vocational services you need.
Are you looking to learn more about overdose and harm reduction?
At Vermont CARES, we are committed to creating safer and healthier communities through education, awareness, and harm reduction initiatives. Our menu free community trainings on Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention aim to equip individuals with essential knowledge and skills to respond effectively to opioid overdoses and reduce the risks associated with substance use. Whether you’re a concerned community member, healthcare professional, educator, or work in social services these trainings are designed to be accessible and valuable for all.
Do you want to access HIV & PrEP Basics?
Learn the basics, stay informed, and protect your health. Knowledge is power!
Are you HIV+ and looking to access case managment services?
Read our FAQ’s for people living with HIV & their caregivers
Please reach out to our HIV Services Director to set up an intake and learn more about how a case manager can help support you in seeking medical care, insurance coverage, mental health, and housing assistance as needed.
We typically receive referrals from hospitals (and other social service organizations) and also help clients build connections to other providers (housing, food shelves, mental health counseling) in their community. In our case management work, we prefer to have clients be an active part of these warm introductions. Our case managers make referrals on behalf of clients with their permission and actively collaborate with other agencies.
Absolutely. Call or email us to see how we can help you navigate accessing services and health/medical care for your loved one. We have worked with family members and friends who reach out for information, resources, and guidance through how to best support the person who is living with HIV/AIDS.
Yes, you do! We serve many of the counties in the northern and western part of the state. However, if you live in Windsor or Orange Counties, or simply prefer to explore service options, you can reach out to a more local resource: The HIV/HCV Resource Center for terrific care and prevention, as well as many regional syringe service programs.
If you live in the most southern counties, The AIDS Project of Southern Vermont is a regional AIDS service organization that provides direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS, and HIV prevention services to those at most risk in Windham, Bennington, and southern Windsor counties.
Find out how our Services have helped others
Discover the impact of Vermont CARES Services through inspiring stories of resilience and support. Hear firsthand accounts of how our programs have transformed lives, creating brighter futures and healthier communitites.