The Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF)

Some 200,000 Vermonters (nearly one third of our population) rely on DCF for some type of assistance. The goal of this website is to help you find programs, services, and resources — quickly and easily.

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CDD Seeks Public Comments on Afterschool Program Regulations

The Department for Children and Families’ Child Development Division (CDD) is updating the state regulations for afterschool programs in Vermont. There are currently 144 licensed afterschool programs in Vermont with the capacity to serve 8,932 school-aged children. The applicable state regulations were last updated in 1996.

Give the Gift of Care this Holiday Season: Foster a Local Child!

During this season of giving, please consider giving the gift of foster care. Become a licensed foster parent and provide care for a local child in need! 

Annual Holiday Party for Local Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Families

On Sunday, December 8, 2013, the Department for Children and Families - Family Services Division (FSD) partnered with the St. Johnsbury Academy’s Human Services Class, led by teacher Fran Cone, to host their 4th annual Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Family Holiday Party.  For the past few years, FSD has partnered with the Academy to celebrate the holidays with families who give so much of themselves all year long.

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