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Helplines & Hotlines
DCF has several toll free numbers Vermonters can call to connect with us.
Child Abuse & Neglect Line: 1-800-649-5285 (24/7)
- Report any concerns you have about a child's safety.
- Report any suspected child abuse and neglect.
Child Care Helpline: 1-800-649-2642
- Get information about a specific child care provider/program.
- Report your concerns about a child care provider/program.
Child Support Helpline: 1-800-786-3214
- Get help with issues related to child support.
ESD's Benefits Service Center: 1-800-479-6151
- Ask about benefits such as 3SquaresVT, Essential Person, Fuel Assistance & Reach Up.
- Report changes that may affect your benefits.
- Request paper applications.
Help Me Grow Helpline: 2-1-1
- Dial 2-1-1 toll free in VT if you have concerns about your young child’s development.
- A trained child development specialist can answer your questions and connect you to resources in your community.