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Financial & Employment Security

Click on the links below to learn more about programs and services administered by AHS departments and community partners that support financial security, employment, and economic empowerment across Vermont.

Jump to Section | Benefit Programs | Child Care & Family | Food & Nutrition | Health Insurance | Home & Energy | Financial Assistance Other | Economic Empowerment Programs | Education Programs | Employment Programs |

Financial & Employment Security Programs

Benefit Programs

Click here for a link to all DCF Benefit Programs.

Child Care & Family

Food & Nutrition

  • 3Squares VT: helps folks to put three healthy meals on their table each day
  • Farm to Family: helps people buy locally grown fruits and vegetables

Health Insurance

  • Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur: offered by the State of Vermont's Green Mountain Care program, Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur are part of a family of low-cost and free health coverage programs for Vermonters

Home & Energy

Financial Assistance / Other

Economic Empowerment Programs

Education Programs

Employment Programs

  • ICAN: employment and training program for 3SquaresVT recipients
  • Reach Up: provides supports to households with dependent children
  • Reach Up Child Only: helps adults care for the minor children of family members or friends
  • Reach Ahead: helps families transition from Reach Up or post-secondary education to employment
  • Supported Employment: service that helps people find and maintain meaningful jobs in the community, available through community mental health centers and HireAbility Vermont (Formerly Voc Rehab)
  • HireAbility Vermont (Formerly VocRehab): offers free, flexible services to any Vermonter or employer dealing with a disability that affects employment, including the following:
    • Assistive Technology - creative tools and strategies that help people accomplish tasks at home, school, work, and in the community
    • Benefits Counseling - find out how working will impact your Social Security benefits
    • Corrections - connect with a counselor to plan a path to employment following release from prison
    • Mature Workers - Senior Community Service Employment Program
    • Progressive Employment - try out a new employer in a low-risk setting
    • Rehabilitation Counselors for Deaf - work with someone who understands the unique employment needs of deaf people
    • Transition - plan for the world after high school
    • Linking Learning to Careers - new job readiness opportunity for high schools students with disabilities
  • Vermont Correctional Industries: prepare inmates in Vermont prisons for employment upon reentry
  • Work4Kids: Work4Kids helps parents to find and keep good paying jobs so they can meet their child support obligations

Explore the Department for Children and Families and the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living for more information about critical AHS financial stability and employment programs.