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Vermont Resources

Vermont residents can use Vermont Screen Door to find out what state programs they or their family may be eligible for. This an online screening tool that helps determine if you or your family are eligible for VT programs, and how to apply for them.

Human service agencies and groups

VT Department of Health is comprised of six divisions, plus the Board of Medical Practice.

VT Department of Aging and Independent Living

VT Department of Children and Families was created in 2004 by a merger of the Office of Child Support (OCS), the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the Department of Prevention, Assistance, Transition, and Health Access (PATH), and the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS).

  • Child Development Division: (formerly Child Care Services of SRS) Promotes and supports safe, accessible, quality child care for Vermont families
  • Office of Child Support: Helps Vermonters establish and enforce child support to Vermont children
  • Child Welfare & Youth Justice Services: (formerly known as SRS) Administers Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare Services, a Resources Unit (Foster Care, Residential Services, Transitional Services, Adoption, and Contracted Services), and the Child Safety Unit (ESP, SIU)
  • Economic Services Division: (formerly known as PATH) Administers food stamps, Medicaid, cash assistance, and emergency assistance programs
  • Office of Economic Opportunity: Administers weatherization services, support for community-based anti-poverty efforts, and food and nutrition services, including nutrition education, commodity food distribution, and farmer's market food coupon distribution

Other resources

  • VT Parent Information Center (PIC) is a statewide network for families who have a child with special needs or disabilities, and the professionals who work with them.
  • VT Family Network (VFN) promotes better health, education and well-being for all children and families, with a focus on children and young adults with special needs.
  • VT Special Olympics is a year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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