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Economic Services Division Relocates Providing Enhanced Community Accessibility

February 26, 2024

Waterbury, VT – The Vermont Department for Children and Families Economic Services Division (ESD) is excited to announce the relocation of its Burlington office from 119 Pearl Street to 128 Lakeside Avenue.   

The move comes as the State sells the Zampieri State Office Building at 119 Pearl Street in Burlington, which currently houses ESD’s local office and the Department of Health. 

ESD’s transition will occur over the weekend of March 8, with the new office ready to serve the community on Monday, March 11. There are no changes in services expected during this time. Contact information for the department offices and programs, including the new address, can be found at

The Burlington Office, which offers support in applying for and answering questions about the 3SquaresVT, Reach Up, Seasonal Fuel, General Assistance, and Essential Person programs, as well as Reach Up Case Management services, will remain operational at 119 Pearl Street until March 8. Afterward, it will relocate to 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 301, in Burlington’s south end. The new location is on the GMT bus route and offers ample free parking.  

Key Details: 

  • Burlington Office of ESD continues operations at 119 Pearl Street until March 8, relocating to 128 Lakeside Avenue. 

  • Other Vermont State Offices Moving in Burlington:  

    • Department of Health - local office moves from 108 Cherry Street to 128 Lakeside Avenue on March 8

    • Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living local office at 110 Cherry Street will move to 128 Lakeside Avenue on March 2 

    • Department of Vermont Health Access – Vermont Chronic Care Initiative office at 110 Cherry Street will move to 128 Lakeside Avenue on March 2 

  • Dates are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

“We are excited about the move and to be co-located with many of our state and local partners. We remain committed to being accessible through public transportation, and our new site will remain a frequent stop on the local and commuter bus routes. And it will have ample parking, which our Pearl Street location lacks. Our Burlington team is excited for the ability to continue serving our community at this new location on Lakeside Avenue”, shared ESD Deputy Commissioner Miranda Gray. 

ESD will continue to serve Vermonters throughout the state at our local ESD District Offices and the Benefit Services Center at 800-479-6151. 

The Agency of Human Services Secretary Jenney Samuelson highlighted the move as a demonstration of the state’s commitment to a coordinated approach to addressing Vermont’s health and human services challenges. “Building a culture of health involves all of us,” said Samuelson. “By consolidating offices in Waterbury, our work on complex issues such as substance use that involve multiple departments will benefit from the greater collaboration that comes from operating under the same roof.” 

Learn more about the benefits and services offered by ESD and other DCF divisions/offices by visiting our website at