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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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OEO Awards Housing & Opportunity Grants to 40 Non-Profits in Vermont

The Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) — part of the Department for Children and Families (DCF) — announced today that more than $4.6 million in federal and state funding was awarded to 40 non-profits across Vermont through the Housing & Opportunity Grant Program.

Working Together for a Stronger Child Protection System

Last year, we mourned the loss of Dezirae Sheldon and Peighton Geraw. These children died, allegedly at the hands of their caregivers, after time spent in the custody of the Department for Children and Families. These losses shook our communities and those of us charged with protecting Vermont's children.

Family Fun Night for Local Foster & Kinship Foster Families

May is National Foster Care month in Vermont. To honor the dedicated foster and kinship foster families in our community, the Family Services Division of the Department for Children and Families joined with the Lyndon Institute’s dorm council to co-host the first annual Foster Family Fun Night. Held on Friday May 15, 2015, the fun-filled evening included a cookout, soccer and volleyball games, and laser tag.