Family Support & Safety Services

Programs and services administered by AHS departments and community partners.


Adult Protection from Abuse & Neglect

If you believe a vulnerable adult has been abused, neglected or exploited or you are experiencing maltreatment, contact Adult Protective Services to make a report. You can do so:


Child Protection from Abuse & Neglect

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call 1-800-649-5285 to report it (24/7)If the child is in immediate danger, dial 911 or the local police first; then call to make a report.


Domestic Violence Resources

  • Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-228-7395
  • Sexual Violence Helpline: 1-800-489-7273

Go to the AHS Domestic Violence Page for links to other resources.


Covid 19-Related Resources


Family Supports


Explore the Department for Children and Families and the Department for Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living websites for more information about family support & safety programs.

Almost all AHS programs support families in some way. If the resources listed on this page aren't what you were looking for, take a look at our other programs and services.

Contact Information

Agency of Human Services
280 State Drive - Center Building
Waterbury, VT
802-241-0440