Homeless Veterans

Where Can Homeless Veterans Find Emergency Shelter?

The best way to find shelters is by contacting Vermont 211. You can do this by dialing 2-1-1- from any phone. The call is toll free. You can also visit theVermont 211 website. Here’s how to find the list on their website to find an updated list of shelters. At the bottom of the page is a list of shelters.

  1. Go to the Vermont 211 Website
  2. Click on the “Search the 211 Network of Services” link on the right of the page
  3. Click the “See a List of Services by Category” button
  4. Click the “Basic Needs” link at the top of the list
  5. Click the “+” next to the “Housing - Emergency Shelter/Transitional Housing” option
  6. Select the Emergency Shelter Description that best suits your situation.

Does Vermont Have Any Transitional Housing for Veterans?

Yes. Vermont now has four programs that provide homeless veterans with individualized assistance to reintegrate them back into the community. They focus on long-term assistance, with most veterans staying between six months to a year or longer. Emergency shelter is not provided, as veterans must submit an application to participate.

  • Canal Street Veteran Housing, Winooski - (802) 864-7402
  • The Dodge House, Rutland - (802) 775-6772
  • Veterans Inc., Bradford - (866) 627-7838
  • The Veterans Place, Northfield - (802) 485-8874

Can Homeless Veterans Get Financial Assistance to Help Them Obtain a Place to Live?

Yes. Visit the Financial Assistance portion of this site to find out what financial resources are available.

Does the VA Have Anyone to Help Homeless Veterans in Vermont?

Yes.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a homeless coordinator that works out of the WRJ VA Medical Center.  She travels the state to assist homeless veterans, and is also a great resource for shelters.

  • WRJ VA Medical Center Homeless Coordinator - (802) 295-9363 Ext. 6184

Community Shelters for Single Adults

Good Samaritan Haven
105 North Seminary Street, Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-2294

Morningside Shelter
81 Morningside Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-0066

Burlington Emergency Shelter
89 North Street, Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-9879

Committee On Temporary Shelter (COTS) Waystation Shelter
189 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-7776 After Hours - After 6:30pm
(802) 862-5418 Day Station/Way Station

Tri County Community Action Programs
Upper Valley Community Office

57 Mechanic Street, Suite 5, Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 443-6150 Information & Services
(603) 448-4400 After Hours

Middlebury Transitional Care Coalition
27 North Pleasant Street, Charter House, Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-5381 

Northeast Kingdom Community Action Transitional Housing / Shelter
343 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-0184

Open Door Mission
31 Park Street, Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-5661

Samaritan House
20 Kingman Street, Saint Albans, VT 05478
(802) 527-0847

John W. Graham Emergency Shelter
69 Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491
(802) 877-2677
(802) 877-2048 After Hours - 5:30pm-8:30am-Shelter only

Community Shelters for Families

Good Samaritan Haven
105 North Seminary Street, Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-2294

Morningside Shelter
81 Morningside Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-0066

Burlington Emergency Shelter
89 North Street, Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-9879

Committee On Temporary Shelter (COTS) Waystation Shelter
189 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-7776 After Hours - After 6:30pm
(802) 862-5418 Day Station/Way Station

Firehouse Family Shelter
120 North Champlain Street, Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-6567

Middlebury Transitional Care Coalition
27 North Pleasant Street, Charter House, Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-5381 

Northeast Kingdom Community Action Transitional Housing / Shelter
343 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-0184

Good Samaritan Haven
05 North Seminary Street, Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-2294

John W. Graham Emergency Shelter
69 Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491
(802) 877-2677
(802) 877-2048 After Hours - 5:30pm-8:30am-Shelter only

Upper Valley Haven
713 Hartford Avenue, White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-6500

Community Shelters for Mentally Ill Homeless 

Howard Center Safe Haven
133 King Street, Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 488-6229

Contact Information

Office of Veterans Affairs
118 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-4401

Phone Number: (802) 828-3379
Fax Number: (802) 828-5932
Toll Free Phone Number (works only in Vermont):           (888) 666-9844