Warmth Support Program

The Warmth Support Program supplements Vermont’s Seasonal and Crisis Fuel Assistance services.

You are eligible if:

  • You are within 5-7 days of running out of bulk fuel
  • You are in danger of having your utility service disconnected

Community Action staff will work with you to examine your monthly income and expenses, available resources, and capacity to make realistic repayment arrangements (for past-due metered services) or to cover part of the cost of a delivery of bulk fuel. We also check if you're eligible for other supportive programs, such as 3SquaresVT and weatherization services.

About the Warmth Support Program

Many Vermonters will face dangerously low home temperatures this winter because they cannot afford to pay their fuel or utility bills. The Warmth Support Program is here to help. Since its inception in 1986, the program has provided over 93,900 emergency disbursements to help our neighbors avert life-threatening heating crises.

In close collaboration with utility partners, Warmth Support Program staff offer wraparound services and provide essential information and counseling to help individuals and families avoid crises in the future. Funds are distributed by local, knowledgeable, and compassionate staff who ensure that every dollar contributed goes directly to support our community members in need.

Thank you to the compassionate neighbors whose generous donations make this program possible, as well as our dedicated utility partners.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you. You do not know how much it meant to me to be able to talk to someone who was so kind and understanding. [...] It has been difficult to cover all the bills, and I am so grateful for your help.”

- 79 year old client

The Warmth Support Program depends on the generosity of our community. Together, we can support our most vulnerable neighbors throughout the winter.

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Contact us

Addison County

  • Phone: 802-388-2285
  • Hours: 8 am to 4 pm, Mon – Fri, except holidays

Chittenden County

  • Phone: 802-863-6248
  • Hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm, Mon – Fri, except holidays

Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

  • Phone: 802-527-7392
  • Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Mon – Fri, except holidays

After hours crisis line

  • 877-295-7998
  • Daily (5:00PM – 7:00AM), late November-late April

Emergency line

  • 866-331-7741
  • Weekends and holidays, 8:30AM – 4:00PM