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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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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month - We All Play a Part in Keeping Children Safe: Thank You!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Agency of Human Services Secretary Hal Cohen and Department for Children and Families Commissioner Ken Schatz would like to take this opportunity to honor and thank the countless individuals and organizations throughout the state who partner with the agency to help make sure children and youth are safe and that they live in supportive and healthy environments.

DCF District Director Beth Sausville Recognized for Her Work in Rutland

The Department for Children and Families has selected Beth Sausville, District Director of the Family Services Office in Bennington, to receive an annual DCF Employee Recognition Award in the category of Strengths‐Based Relationships.

First Seven Promise Communities Selected

The Agency of Human Services announced today the selection of the first seven Vermont communities that will participate in the new Promise Communities initiative. This initiative supports collaboration across the education, health care, human service, public, and private sectors to create an all-of-the-above, comprehensive approach to transforming communities to better support children with high needs.