- View and download our wellness resources flyer.
- TalkCampus – TalkCampus is a mental health support network for students. This service has been built specifically for students and provides free peer support 24/7. TalkCampus is a safe place for students to connect and talk through their challenges. CCV students can log in and talk anonymously to other students around the world. Visit students.talkcampus.io/ccv to start receiving support today.
- Crisis Text Line – The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information. Text “VT” to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond quickly. For more information visit www.vtcrisistextline.org.
- Vermont 211 – A database containing programs and services available to Vermonters. Dial 2-1-1 to find services i your area. For more information visit www.vermont211.org.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Available 24/7 at 800-273-8255
- Vermont Peer Support Line – Available 24/7 at 833-888-2557
- Headspace – An online source for guided meditations to help with stress, sleep, focus, anxiety and more. Visit www.headspace.com/about-us to access.
- Designated Agencies – Agencies in each geographic region of Vermont that provide mental health programs for adults and children. Visit www.mentalhealth.vermont.gov to find the DA in your area.
Register to Vote!
- Register to Vote and Request Your Mail-in Ballot Today! – Visit the Vermont Secretary of State website: https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/registration/. Click the “Register Online” and “Mail in Registration Form” links on the left. Questions or comments? Please write to Dave Amsden at email@example.com.
Flu Shots and Other Vaccines
- According to the CDC, vaccinations against the flu are even more important this year to help alleviate pressure on healthcare systems that are responding to COVID. Both the CDC and Vermont Department of Health have information about flu shots and other vaccines. Use the “vaccine finder” on the CDC page to learn where you can get a flu vaccine!
- Covid-19 vaccine FAQ
Working Bridges Resources Coordinators
- United Way Resource Coordinators: CCV’s United Way Working Bridges Coordinators are your first contacts for all resources and supports outside of CCV. They can connect you to support for childcare, healthcare, mental health, financial resources, transportation, and everything in between! Kit Gallagher (802-598-4932 / firstname.lastname@example.org) or Liz Jarvis (802-735-4599 / email@example.com) by phone, text, or email anytime!
- Working Bridges Resources – May 2021
- Working Bridges Resources – June 2021
- Working Bridges Resources – July 2021
- Working Bridges Resources – September 2021
- Working Bridges Resources – October 2021
- Working Bridges Resources – November 2021
- Working Bridges Resources – January 2022
- Life Gap Program – We understand life can be unpredictable. Unexpected costs and needs can cause significant stress and impact your academic success and yours or your family’s personal well-being. CCV wants to help. The Life Gap program and Student Assistance Fund (SAF) can provide CCV students with money to assist with urgent, compelling, or unexpected needs. To discuss Life Gap or the Student Assistance Fund, please talk with the Financial Aid Counselor at your local academic center, or call 802-262-6557.
- Cares Grant – A CCV Cares Grant can be used to cover any part of your college costs or for emergency expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are funded by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
- Fresh Start Grant – A CCV Fresh Start Grant can be used to cover past due balance incurred on or after March 13, 2020 that were part of the cost of attendance. Grants are funded by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
- CARES Act Public Disclosure
- CCV’s United Way Working Bridges Coordinators – Coordinators are available to support students with transportation, housing, childcare, healthcare, and financial management. You can reach out to Kit Gallagher (802-598-4932 / firstname.lastname@example.org) or Liz Jarvis (802-735-4599 / email@example.com) by phone, text, or email anytime!
- VSAC’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) – VSAC Outreach supports adult learners in accessing college and career training services. In partnership with CCV, EOC counselors can connect students with local community resources or provide support in helping them stay in school. Please call 877-961-4369 to set up a time to talk with an EOC counselor.
- FFCRA Employee Rights
- Free Tax Preparation Resources
- Vermont Legal Aid: Virtual Senior Legal Advice Clinic – VLA is hosting a virtual legal advice clinic by phone for free civil legal assistance to Vermont seniors, aged 60+.
- Vermont Legal Aid / Vermont Legal Services – 7 ways to get help so you and your family remain stable.
- Seasonal Fuel Assistance
- Utility Service Assistance
Food Assistance Resources
- List of Food Assistance Resources
- Vermont Foodbanks – Looking for help getting the food you need? Find your local food shelf or call the Vermont Foodbank at 1-800-585-2265.
- Vermont Foodbank – MRE Distribution
- 3SquaresVT – A federal program that helps college students buy groceries every month.
- Everyone Eats – Find out where and when to get free community meals in Burlington, Milton, Richmond, Charlotte, Jericho, and Franklin and Grand Isle.
- Fair Share 2021 – Free, fresh produce for income eligible households from the Intervale Center.
- Resources for Caregivers and Parents
- Community Child Care Support Agencies
- First Steps Scholarship Program – To help Burlington families pay for child care.
- Child Care Financial Assistance Program
- Bright Future Childcare Information System
- Vermont Coalition of Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs – Find an agency in your area to help ensure stable housing and connect youth with additional resources and supports.
- Vermont Family Network – Support for families with children or young adults with special needs.
Domestic and Relationship Safety
- RESOLVE – VSCS Resource and Reporting Guide for incidents of harassment, discrimination, child abuse, stalking, domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, or other sexual misconduct.
- List of resources for those experiencing domestic or relationship violence:
- LGBTQI+ Community Resources
- CCV students may access supports, resources, and advocacy through our community organizations. Pride Center of Vermont is a comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Vermonters. www.pridecentervt.org
- Outright Vermont serves youth (generally 22 and younger) and works to build a Vermont where all LGBTQ+ youth have hope, equity, and power. www.outrightvt.org
- College Intervention Team
CIT is a team dedicated to assisting students, faculty, and staff who may be in distress or experiencing difficult life circumstances. The primary focus of the team is to take a proactive approach to identifying students who are struggling and provide early intervention, resources, and community referrals.
- Scope of Care
Recognizing that many factors play into academic success, CCV’s goal is to support our students’ persistence as they encounter challenges that are both academic and personal in nature. For academic/career supports, students may access tutoring, study skills, and career consultation through the Learning and Career Centers in each academic center and online. Coordinators of academic services provide academic advising, while financial aid counselors assist with aid resources and personal budgeting tools. For impediments outside of academics, such as childcare, transportation, personal health and wellness issues, CCV works with the United Way’s 211 Resource Coordinator to provide referrals to local agencies and resources that can help. Sometimes academic success is hindered by sexual misconduct in the form of dating or domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault. CCV provides trained Title IX contacts to determine if there are accommodations the College can make to keep victims of such abuse safely enrolled while they pursue redress through law enforcement or social service agencies. Veterans who are attending CCV and find their progress hindered by outside factors such as housing, transportation, or health and wellbeing issues can access assistance through one of two Veteran Student Resource Advisors on staff. For students who face serious mental health concerns and appear at risk of harming self or others, the College Intervention Team acts to assess the level of risk and respond in supportive ways to safeguard the student at risk as well as the larger CCV community. Referrals for CIT help can come to us from faculty, staff, or students. Learn more by visiting our Report a Concern page.
- LGBTQI+ Community Resources
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP)
- VT Helplink – Call 802-565-LINK or visit www.vthelplink.org.
- Vermont Network – Visit www.vtnetwork.org/anti-racism-resources for racial justice resources, recommendations, and ways to get involved.
- Vermont Department of Labor – Visit www.labor.vermont.gov to find information about available jobs, training programs, and other workforce services.
- Vocational Rehabilitation – Free, flexible services to any Vermonter or employer dealing with a disability that affects employment. Services include vocational counseling, assessment tools for career exploration, benefits counseling, transition services for youth, specialized vocational counseling for deaf Vermonters, job placement and retention services, assistive technology for employment, and post-employment support.
- Housing First – A permanent supportive housing program that works to end homelessness and supports individuals to locate and maintain independent housing and lead meaningful live sin their community.
- Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness – Assistance with obtaining or keeping housing. Regional “Coordinated Entry” lead agencies are available to help people in a housing crisis.
- Canvas Guides
- Canvas Help & Canvas Chat – Click the Help link found on the menu located on the left-side of each CCV Canvas class-site.
- CCV Canvas for Students – A self-paced video tutorial. Approximately 35 minutes.
- Passport for Students – A self-placed tour and tutorial through Canvas.
- CCV Coordinators of Student Advising – Contact your advisor with questions.
- CCV Canvas Support Chat – Having technical issues? Access the CCV Support chat by browsing to https://ccv.edu/CanvasClinic or by clicking the the “Chat with CCV Support” button in any of your Canvas Classes.
Technology and Internet Access
- Internet Access: Comcast – Comcast Increases Internet Access and Speeds to Support Low-Income Americans
- Low-Cost Computer – Comcast has a computer available for purchase for as low at $149.99. The computer will arrive in 9-10 days.
- Updated Technology Requirements – Learn what type of browsers and operating systems are most compatible with Canvas.
- Free Public WiFi Hotspots in Vermont – The Vermont Department of Public Service has prepared a map of public buildings in Vermont where WiFi with access to the internet is publicly available. These sites are accessible at all hours from a parked vehicle on the road or parking lot. As a safety precaution, we discourage users from entering the premises or congregating outside. These sites should be accessed from within a parked vehicle.
- Emergency Broadband Benefit Program – Eligible students can receive $50 off their monthly internet bill.
- Guide For People With Disabilities: Programs For Low-Cost Internet, Mobile Plans, and Digital Literacy – This guide serves as a blueprint to ensure people with disabilities can find low-cost internet service providers and phone carriers, receive certain discounts, boost their digital literacy, and use current technology regardless of their income and employment status.
Learning Support and Services
- Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities – Students with disability accommodations and other considerations may find that the shift to online coursework results in the need for new or different accommodations. Please contact your advisor immediately should you discover any unexpected barriers or access issues. Advisors will respond as promptly as possible to support you through this transition and to address any concerns you may have regarding access to your education.
- Tutoring – All students have access to 24/7 on-demand, online tutoring in all courses. You can access these services by clicking on Tutor.com in your Canvas course site. This service is not offered between semesters.
Tips for Successful Online Learning
- CCV Center for Online Learning – Information for new online students, FAQs, and online learning help.
- Discussions in Your Online CCV Courses – Learn strategies online students use for the most productive discussion forums.
- Online Civility – Familiarize yourself with online etiquette and behavior expectations.