Starting Point


Starting Point


Starting Point is for people who are in need of help, we offer guidance about where to begin and support in reaching out.  Starting Point collaborates with local service organizations and churches to assist people in the community who are in need of help by way of referrals to community resources and services. Our goal is to refer people to these organizations for help with housing, food, finding a job, mental health, substance abuse or other identified needs.

What to expect if you are a client accessing Starting Point:

  • A friendly smile and a helping hand

  • You will be asked answer questions on an intake form that will assess your most immediate needs

  • You will be referred to local service organizations

  • You are responsible to keep the appointment set up and meet with a service provider(s) identified to help meet your current needs

  • You will be asked to sign releases for appropriate partnering agencies so that the Starting Point staff can communicate with them in order to support the process

Call 802-476-0276 or 802-476-0262 after working hours, for information or just stop by 30 Keith Avenue in Barre.



City of Barre

Barre City Police Department

Capstone Community Action     

Washington County Mental Health    

Central Vermont Medical Center       

Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services   

Good Samaritan Haven        

First Presbyterian Church