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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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Vermont Awarded $33 Million Federal Preschool Expansion Grant

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermont has been awarded $7.3 million of what is expected to be a $33 million, four-year federal grant to bolster early childhood education offerings for low-income Vermonters. Vermont is one of 18 states nationally to receive the Preschool Expansion Grant.

Click here to go to the Governor's website to read the full press release.

Acting AHS Secretary Harry Chen & DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz Release the Vermont Citizen’s Advisory Board’s Child Death Review Report

Acting Secretary of the Agency of Human Services (AHS) Harry Chen and Department for Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Ken Schatz today made public the Child Death Review Report received from the Vermont Citizen’s Advisory Board (VCAB).

Eckerd Foster Youth Advocates for Change in the Foster Care System

A foster youth in Eckerd’s Youth Development Program is seeking change in the foster care system through the New England Youth Coalition (NEYC).