Get access to valuable community resources through the support team at the Foley Cancer Center. Social workers, patient representatives and other staff are happy to refer you to regional agencies and services.
Home Care & Independent Living
Learn more about home health, hospice and independent living services available in the community:
Bayada Home Health Care and Hospice
This agency assists with direct care in the home for people who are homebound. Call 802.775.7272 to learn more or visit Bayada online.
Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council
This private non-profit is dedicated to developing and promoting self-sufficiency by assisting residents with housing, nutrition and other services. Call 800.717.BROC or 802.775.0878 to learn more.
Council on Aging
The Council on Aging provides assistance with health insurance, housing, transportation, prescriptions, nutrition, home and nursing home care, and other services to people over age 60. For more information, call the Foley Cancer Center’s Council on Aging liaison at 802.747.1693, or the Vermont Senior HelpLine at 802.786.5991 or 800.642.5119.
Easy Transitions provides companionship and personal care, light housekeeping and meal preparation assistance to those who do not require nursing supervision. Call 802.747.4899 for details.
Meals on Wheels
This weekday meal delivery program serves disabled and homebound adults. For people over age 60, the service is coordinated by the Vermont Council on Aging. For those under age 60, the program is run by the Vermont Center for Independent Living.
- Vermont Council on Aging (over 60) – 802.786.5990
- Vermont Center for Independent Living (under 60) – 802.639.1522
Professional Nursing Services
Traditional home health care is provided by a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, licensed nurse’s aide or personal care attendant. For more information, call 802.775.7272 or 800.444.NURSE.
VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region
Formerly called RAVNAH, this professional non-profit organization provides greater Rutland residents with home and community-based healthcare services, including hospice/palliative care, homemaker services and continuous care. For more information, call 802.775.0568 or 800.244.0568 or visit VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region online.
Connect with local agencies designed to provide answers or resources for economic challenges:
Social Security Office
The Rutland County Social Security Office provides information about disability benefits, including Supplementary Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Call 802.775.0893 or 800.325.0778 for information. The office is located in the Asa Bloomer Building, Merchants Row in Rutland.
Rutland Free Clinic
The free clinic provides non-emergency medical care to people without health insurance. Services include routine medical and dental exams, sick visits, speech and occupational therapy, nutrition counseling and women’s health care. Call 802.775.1360 to make an appointment or visit 145 State Street in Rutland.
Vermont Department of Economic Services
Get food stamps, Medicaid, prescription help and other services you may qualify for:
- Food stamps and health assistance programs – 802.786.5800 or 800.775.0516
- Health-related questions – 800.479.6151
- Fuel assistance – 800.479.6151
For help getting to and from medical appointments and meeting other transportation needs, contact agencies and programs such as:
- Bridges & Beyond – This volunteer program supports independent living by providing eligible residents of all ages with non-medical support and assistance including companionship, shopping, errands, light housecleaning, telephone reassurance and local transportation. Sponsored by Rutland Community Programs, the program is affiliated with the Community Care Network. Call 802.747.3710 for more information.
- Marble Valley Regional Transit District, "The Bus" – All buses are equipped with wheelchair accessible lifts. Call 802.747.3502.
- Medicaid Transportation – Available to Medicaid patients for medical appointments only. Call 802.773.8682 or 800.334.3191.
Veteran Benefits & Counseling
If you or your loved one is a United States veteran, benefit counselors are available at the Dodge House Rutland Office, located at 95 Crescent Street in Rutland. Counselors can be accessed every Tuesday during regular business hours. Call 802.259.2908 for an appointment.
Sponsored by the United Ways of Vermont, the service is designed to provide residents with referrals and information for government programs, community organizations, support groups and other resources. A database of state-wide resources can be accessed by telephone by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting Vermont 2-1-1 online.
Get Vermont-based information, support and resources through national cancer organizations: