Resources for Youth

If you are/have been in DCF custody, there are services and supports available to help you.

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Services to help you successfully transition into adulthood could include:

  • Help doing things like applying to college, finding a job, securing housing and getting health insurance.
  • Services & supports until your 22nd birthday if you turn 18 while in foster care and meet the requirements.

Services are provided through the Youth Development Program at (802) 229-9151 or


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Call a helpline for information and support: 

Domestic Violence: 1-800-228-7395
► Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Youth Crisis: 1-866-488-7386
► Sexual Violence and Rape: 1-800-489-7273
► Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255
► Teen Dating Abuse: 1-866-331-9474
Teen Crisis, Information & Rap Line: 1-800-639-6095

Family Services Division (FSD)

Deputy Commissioner Karen Shea
DCF - Family Services Division
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT - 05671-1030
Phone:(802) 241-2131

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