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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 $9 Million to Transition People off Food Assistance and Into a Job

Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that Vermont has been awarded an $8.9 million federal grant to help transition vulnerable Vermonters off food assistance and onto the path to financial independence. Part of a national pilot program including nine other states, the grant will allow Vermont to develop and test innovative ways to help 3SquaresVT recipients find and keep good jobs, increase their incomes, and reduce their reliance on public assistance.

DCF Provides Additional Funds to Help Low-Income Vermonters Stay Warm All Through this Difficult Winter

Commissioner Ken Schatz announced today that the Department for Children and Families (DCF) is providing $375,000 to the state’s five Community Action Agencies to fund further crisis fuel assistance grants through their WARMTH programs. These additional monies, funded from the state’s fuel assistance budget, will help about 1,500 household to purchase up to $250 in much-needed additional home heating fuel.

Acting AHS Secretary Harry Chen & DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz Release Results of a Systems Review Conducted by Casey Family Programs

Acting Secretary of the Agency of Human Services (AHS) Harry Chen and Department for Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Ken Schatz today made public a report that DCF received from Casey Family Programs: Assessment of Family Services Division Safety Decision Making.