Strong women, supported families, and safe homes since 1976

Umbrella has been elevating the voices of women, families, and survivors of interpersonal violence in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont since 1976.

Umbrella at a Glance

Our programs seek to enhance the lives of everyone in our community by promoting safety, respect, and development and education throughout the lifespan. From improving access to quality early child care and education to providing advocacy, emergency shelter, crisis services, and community education to those affected by domestic and sexual violence and stalking, Umbrella works to empower NEK residents to live safe and self-directed lives.
All services are confidential and most are free or offered on a sliding fee scale.

The Advocacy Program

The Advocacy Program serves survivors and children of survivors who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking. Services include safety planning, emergency housing, and ongoing support and prevention.

Kingdom Child Care Connection

Kingdom Child Care Connection is the local child care resource and referral agency for Caledonia &  Southern Essex counties.  
We offer resources for child guardians, parents and child care programs.

The Family Room

The Family Room offers supervised visitation and exchange services for parents seeking to establish or rebuild
relationships with their children.


The program is designed for women who are transitioning from unsafe or unsustainable living conditions who need
extra support in developing marketable job skills.


Combining supportive vocational training with a social enterprise specializing in locally-sourced gelato and other frozen desserts, Dolcetti offers women an opportunity to practice all aspects of business development. When you purchase Dolcetti products you’re making a difference in the lives of women and their families while supporting our local economy.


Sexual Harrassment in the Workplace

December 13, 2017

The Helping Gap- Understanding the Needs Domestic Violence Creates

November 2, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2, 2017

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Contact Umbrella

1216 Railroad Street, Suite C, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 
(802) 748-1992 | Fax (802) 748-1405

This contact form is for non-urgent messages only. If you or your family are in immediate danger please call 911.  

To reach an advocate call 24/7
802-748-8645 St. Johnsbury area
802-334-0148 Newport area

1216 Railroad Street, Suite C, St Johnsbury, VT 05819 
(802) 748-1992 | Fax (802) 748-1405

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