BIPOC and New American Supports

Canvas Help

  • 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 clicking the the “Chat with CCV Support” button in any of your Canvas Classes.

Child Care Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP)

  • VT Helplink: Call 802-565-LINK or visit
  • eCHECKUP TO GO Alcohol and Cannabis: Use these anonymous, alcohol and cannabis-specific brief feedback tools designed to help college students take a look at their alcohol and marijuana use for free.

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.
      • Outright Vermont serves youth (generally 22 and younger) and works to build a Vermont where all LGBTQ+ youth have hope, equity, and power.
    • 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. If you are concerned about the wellness of a CCV student, faculty, or staff, please report your concern.
  • Vermont Network: Network of 15 non-profit organizations which provide domestic and sexual violence advocacy to survivors of violence in Vermont.

Financial Assistance

Flu Shots and Other Vaccines

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.
  • 3SquaresVT: A federal program that helps college students buy groceries every month.


Job Assistance

  • Vermont Department of Labor: Information about available jobs, training programs, and other workforce services.
  • HireAbility Vermont: Free, flexible services to any Vermonter or employer dealing with a disability that affects employment.
  • Career Services at CCV: Career Services at CCV can help you identify interests, boost your skills, and get the job you’ve always wanted.”

Learning Support and Services

LGBTQ+ Supports

  • Pride Center of Vermont: Comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and health and safety of LGBTQ+ Vermonters.
  • Outright Vermont: Supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ youth in Vermont.

Life Gap Plus

CCV is committed to dismantling barriers to student success. We’re here to help!

Life Gap Plus is a new CCV program designed to connect you with a wide range of resources, from food assistance to child care, that can help you be more successful in school. Life Gap Plus includes not only financial support to help you bridge challenging situations, but also tools and resources so you can avoid having to face those situations in the first place. 

Life Gap Plus includes:

  • Life Gap Grants: Just-in-time funding to help address small but unexpected emergency expenses during the semester so that you can stay focused on school. Funds can be used for urgent needs ranging from a sudden loss of childcare, to unexpected medical concerns, to vehicle safety issues keeping you from class, to computer/internet issues preventing you from continuing your education. To receive assistance through the Life Gap Grant, you will need to be currently enrolled in CCV classes and complete the online application. A CCV username and password is required for access.
  • Student Resource Centers: In Montpelier, Rutland, Brattleboro, Winooski, Newport, and Bennington (with more to come soon), look for our Student Resource Centers, where you can find food to help get you through the day and learn more about community resources that can help with everything from housing to childcare to transportation. For questions about these centers or to request programming or resources around a specific unmet need, contact CCV’s Resource Access Manager Liz Jarvis at
  • Food Assistance: Don’t go to class hungry! Students can make food or pick up a snack at all CCV centers with in-person centers. You can also buy the foods you love, where and when you want with 3SquaresVT. Find out if you may be eligible for this federal program by texting VFBSNAP to 85511, emailing, or calling 855-855-6181 to talk to a friendly Vermont Foodbank team member about 3SquaresVT today!

If you have questions about the Life Gap Grant, or the Life Gap Plus program, reach out to your local financial aid counselor.

Life Gap Plus is supported by private donors, VSAC, Feeding Chittenden, Vermont Foodbank, Working Bridges, and Vermont 211.

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Technology and Internet Access

  • Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP): ACP is a federal program available to qualifying households. The ACP provides up to a $30 discount on internet costs. Households can apply directly for this benefit and do not need a service provider to make a referral. To fill out an application for the ACP and find out if you qualify, go to and click “Apply.” Applicants do not need to determine their qualification before applying. If you would like to know more about the qualifications, click on this link. If you need assistance with your application, you can call the ACP support line at 877-384-2575. Program ending after February 7.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PCs for People:Provides low-cost refurbished computers to households that qualify by income or by participating in a government-based assistance program.
  • Lifeline: provides a discount on qualifying monthly telephone service, broadband Internet service, or bundled voice-broadband packages purchased from participating wireline or wireless providers

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Wellness Resources

  • 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 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.
  • Vermont 211: A database containing programs and services available to Vermonters. Dial 2-1-1 to find services in your area.
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Available 24/7, dial 9-8-8
  • 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 to access.
  • Designated Agencies: Agencies in each geographic region of Vermont that provide mental health programs for adults and children. Visit to find the DA in your area.
  • COVID Support VT: Designed to support wellness during the COVID pandemic.
  • eCHECKUP TO GO Alcohol and Cannabis Modules: These programs are an anonymous, alcohol and cannabis-specific brief feedback tools designed to help college students take a look at their alcohol and marijuana use. CCV students can use these tools for free.
  • 802Quits: Vermont’s trusted source for evidence-based tobacco treatment, accessible by phone, online, or text. Support is free to all residents ages 18 and older. Learn more about the Young Adult Tobacco Cessation Program.
  • U Matter U Can Get Help: A site specifically for youth who think they may need help or support so they don’t harm themselves, or for people who may be worried about someone else.
  • National Safe Place: A national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. To learn what to expect when reaching out, click here. If you need help, text “SAFE” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) and reply with “2chat” for immediate free, confidential help.

Working Bridges Resources Coordinators

Youth Support

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