Welcome to the Vermont Agency of Human Services!
Browsing our website you can learn general information about our departments, programs and services, access resources and tools, and explore cross-agency initiatives that are advancing our mission through innovation.
Previous guidance issued under the Governor’s Executive Order 01-20 concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, and provided to health care providers licensed under Title 26 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated, are hereby rescinded.
Governor Phil Scott Appoints Emily J. Hawes as Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health ( DMH) and Alison Krompf as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health (DMH)
Mike Smith, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Human Services, announced today that Emily J. Hawes has been appointed by Governor Phil Scott to be Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health beginning July 4th. See Full Press Release here.
Preventing and Addressing Burnout during COVID-19
Although no one knows the duration of this crisis, caring for clients during COVID 19 will be a marathon, not a sprint. Rigorous self care is essential to the work. We must take the time to recharge for ourselves and come together as teams to take care of our colleagues. Click here for a guide to Preventing and Addressing Burnout during COVID-19.
Message from Secretary Mike Smith
We are pleased to introduce you to this dynamic organization whose mission is to improve the conditions and well-being of Vermonters and protect those who cannot protect themselves. The work we do in support of that mission touches the lives of thousands of Vermonters every day. Whether helping a family access healthcare or child care; protecting a young child from abuse; supporting youth and adults through addiction and recovery; providing essential health promotion and disease prevention services; reaching out to older Vermonters in need of at-home or nursing home assistance; enabling individuals with disabilities to have greater independence; or supporting victims and rehabilitating offenders, AHS serves Vermonters with compassion, dedication, and professionalism.
We encourage you to explore this site. You will find useful information about the Agency, our services, and learn about the robust network of community partners who play an integral role in serving the needs of Vermonters. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please call 802-241-0440.