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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.

أهلا وسهلا!  Dobro došli!  kyaosopartaal!  Welcome!  Bienvenue!  Svāgatam!  Добро пожаловать!!  ¡Bienvenido!  Karibu!  Chaøo Möøng Quyù Vò!


  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pandemic, and provided to health care providers licensed under Title 26 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated, are hereby rescinded.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


  • Global Commitment to Health Demonstration Renewal Application is open for Public Comment

AHS is providing public notice of its intent to seek a renewal of its Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver, Vermont Global Commitment to Health, effective January 2022. The State is soliciting public comment on this request before submitting its renewal application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The public comment period is open until 11:59PM ET (Eastern Time), June 12, 2021. Comment 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.

Click here for more resources and tools for managing stress and building resilience.


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.

Contact Information

Agency of Human Services
280 State Drive - Center Building
Waterbury, VT