About Children, Youth, and Families

Vermont’s vision is that all children and families are emotionally healthy.  To achieve this vision, the Department of Mental Health's approach is to:

  • Promote mental wellness for all children, youth, families, and communities;
  • Provide prevention services to reduce risk factors and increase resiliency and protective factors for children, youth, families and, communities at risk; and
  • Provide intervention and treatment services to children, youth, and families with mental health needs

Our mission is to assure timely delivery of effective prevention, early intervention, and behavioral health treatment and supports through a family-centered system of care for all children and families in Vermont.

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Contact Information

Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Emily Hawes
280 State Drive, NOB 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2010
Phone: (802) 241-0090
Fax: (802) 241-0100

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