Community Resources

Resources Directory

If you have additional resources you would like to suggest for this page, please contact our Communications Coordinator. Please not that we only link to non-profit, municipal, or governmental resources. For commercial or paid services, please google your inquiry.
Community Resources Directory
Business Organizations, Tourism,  & Community Events
Here are some of our local business organizations which include community calendars for upcoming events, business listings, and information of interest to tourists and locals.

COVID-19 Resources
Community Policing and Related Topics
Health and Wellness

Maternal Mental Health Hotline adMaternal Health Hotline
Did you know that the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline offers a text messaging feature? If you prefer texting over talking on the phone, this may be the perfect option for you. Text 1-833-852-6262 to connect with a trained counselor who can provide support, resources, and information on maternal mental health. Whether you're a new or expecting parent, or supporting a friend, family member, client, or patient, the Hotline is here for you. Don't hesitate to reach out for help – The Hotline is just a text away. #MaternalMentalHealth #TLCMAMA
Community Newsletter
Recreational Facilities
Food Resources - This website is a helpful listing of where you can find FREE food in Bennington: hot meals, prepared foods, produce drops, food pantries, etc. on any day of the week.
Social Services
Project Alliance - “Project Alliance” is a broad consortium consisting of nonprofit organizations, the town, public safety departments, community members, schools, state agencies, and groups serving at risk populations... all under the umbrella of working together to address root causes of problems in our community. Members include most of the organizations listed above such as GBCS, UCS, TPC, PAVE, Sunrise, BPI, BROC, and others. Leaders from each group meet informally usually once a month. The meetings are open to the public. For information on upcoming meetings, please contact Lorna Mattern of UCS at
News and Media
Public Safety
Waste Management

The Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program is administered by the Community Development Office, with funds previously provided to the municipality for housing revitalization efforts.  The purpose of this financial assis¬tance is to 1) ensure quality living conditions, 2) maintain or improve housing infrastructure, and 3) guarantee safe, decent, and sanitary housing conditions for low- and moderate-income residents in Bennington. All rehabilitation efforts must comply with all locally adopted housing codes, state statutes, the Vermont Energy Code, and in certain cases HUD Housing Quality Standards of the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. Projects must provide housing to low- and moderate-income eligible individuals and families (defined as earning 80% or below the median income for the County).

Interest bearing loans are to be made both to qualified owner occupied and non-owner occupied property owners for projects suitable for rehabilitation and improvement as determined by the Town of Bennington’s Community Development Office.     

Download the Housing Rehabilitation Loan program description
Download the Housing Rehabilitation Loan application

Museums and Cultural Institutions
If you have a suggestion for a museum or cultural center located in Bennington that is not listed here, please contact our Communications Coordinator