Colchester Police Department was one of the founding members of the effort to bring social services to those of any age. Colchester, along with nine other Chittenden County communities have partnered with the Howard Center to provide social service professionals to offer services to those with a variety of unmet social service needs including substance use disorder, and mental health issues.
Individuals are self-referred to the Community Outreach Program or they are engaged by a Community Outreach team member. The program also receives referrals from service providers, police, other first responders, families/friends, merchants, and concerned community members. There are no restrictions on age or status for those who interact with Community Outreach.
Community Outreach Program direct number: 802 488 7778
HOWARD CENTER MAIN PHONE INTAKE LINE 802 488 6000 (CRISIS LINE 24/7/365)