Mental Health Resources

Collaborative Solutions Corporation
Second Spring is a licensed Level III Care Home offering nursing and psychiatric services, as well as clinical, vocational and case management services. Second Spring has facilities in Williamstown and Westford, Vermont.

Crisis Text Line
Vermonters experiencing a mental health crisis now have a new way to find support 24 hours a day. Text VT to 741741

Disability Rights Vermont
Disability Rights Vermont is a statewide agency dedicated to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and mental health issues.

NAMI-VT: National Alliance on Mental Illness-VT
NAMI Vermont is a statewide volunteer organization comprised of family members, friends and individuals living with a mental illness. NAMI -VT offers family and peer recovery support groups as well as Family-to-Family, Mental Illness and Recovery, and Provider Education classes.

State of Vermont Department of Mental Health
Vermont Department of Mental Health promotes and improves the mental health of Vermonters. The agency consists of two programmatic divisions: Adult and Child, Adolescent, and Family Mental Health Units.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on Ame

Vermont Association of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
The Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is a statewide advocacy and education organization that supports all paths to recovery from addiction and mental health conditions.

Vermont Care Partners
Vermont Care Partners is a partnership between the Vermont Council and the Vermont Care Network providing statewide leadership for an integrated, high quality system of comprehensive services and supports. Our sixteen non-profit community-based member agencies offer care to Vermonters affected by developmental disabilities, mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

Vermont Council
The Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services is the trade association of 16 non-profit community-based agencies that serve Vermonters affected by developmental disabilities, mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

Vermont Care Network
Vermont Care Network (VCN) is a statewide provider network of 16 non-profit community-based agencies that serve Vermonters affected by developmental disabilities, mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health supports families and children where a child or youth, age 0-22, is experiencing or at risk to experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. The Federation collaborates with schools, communities, governmental and private agencies, and other advocacy organizations.

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors is a statewide peer-run organization with a focus on support, education and advocacy through a variety of smaller programs and initiatives, which range from the publication of Counterpoint (a mental health quarterly), outreach services, statewide patient representatives, to education and wellness training.

West Central Behavioral Health
West Central Behavioral Health is a nonprofit, community-based, mental health organization serving the needs of individuals and families in New Hampshire's lower Grafton and Sullivan Counties.

Adult Crisis Beds:

Alternatives
Alternatives is a six-bed, sub-acute, Level III, crisis stabilization facility designed to assist individuals in need of a safe, therapeutic environment to resolve sub-acute psychiatric crisis.

Alyssum
Alyssum's 2 bed home is a residential crisis respite and hospital diversion service funded by the Vermont Department of Mental Health.

Chris’s Place
Chris’s Place, run by Clara Martin Center, is a voluntary short-term stabilization program that can be accessed by community members 18 years of age or older, as a step down from inpatient care until returning home, or as an alternate placement from inpatient care if clinically appropriate.

Children's Residential Treatment:

20 Mile Stream Girls Shelter
House at 20 Mile Stream is for kids aged 13 to 18 years old. This program is designed for those who are looking for a place to stay for a shorter period of time, from twenty-four hours to two weeks.

Bay State Community Services
Providing residential and day treatment services in Quincy, MA to children and families who currently receive services from DMH and DCF.

Mountainside
Mountainside is a nationally acclaimed alcohol and drug addiction treatment center. We are dedicated to healing an individual’s mind, body, and spirit.

Spectrum Youth & Family Services
Spectrum is a nationally recognized leader in helping youth ages 12-26 and their families turn their lives around.

Hospitals:

Brattleboro Retreat
The Brattleboro Retreat is a not-for-profit, regional specialty mental health and addictions treatment center providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for individuals of all ages and their families.

The Windham Center for Psychiatric Care
Psychiatric services are provided at The Windham Center, an inpatient 10-bed unit that provides services to residents of Windham and Windsor Counties as well as many surrounding communities.

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH)
The Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of one of Vermont’s most vulnerable populations in a facility designed to promote and enhance patient recovery, the 25-bed, acute care hospital offers patient areas designed for comfort and safety.

Other Vermont Designated Agencies:

Champlain Community Services
Champlain Community Services helps individuals with developmental disabilities experience all of life’s opportunities by enhancing self-esteem, maximizing independence, and enabling community membership.

Community Care Network of Vermont
The Community Care Network provides a comprehensive array of human services to the people of Rutland County and other parts of Vermont through Rutland Mental Health Services and Rutland Community Programs.

Counseling Service of Addison County
The Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) is a local community mental health center located in Middlebury, Vermont. By offering a wide range of professional mental health and developmental services, CSAC promotes stable and safe communities by helping people live emotionally healthy and satisfying lives.

Families First in Southern Vermont, Inc
Families First provides services for children and adults living with disabilities promoting independent living, enhancing self-esteem, and cultivating community membership through caring and respectful relationships. Families First is a Specialized Service Agency that provides case management, personal care, shared living, respite, employment support, and many community activities.

Green Mountain Support Services
We empower neighbors with disabilities to be at home in the community.

Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont
Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont (HCRS) provides creative, collaborative, and compassionate health care services through programs for alcohol and drug treatment, services for citizens with severe and persistent mental illness, emergency services, developmental services, and extended services for families and children

HowardCenter
The Howard Center offers crisis and counseling services to children and adults, supportive services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities, counseling and medical services for those struggling with substance abuse, and intensive interventions for adults with serious and persistent mental health challenges.

Lamoille County Mental Health Services
Lamoille County Mental Health Services provides comprehensive community mental health, developmental and related services to the citizens of Lamoille Valley. Services include individual, family and group therapy, medication therapy and support, emergency and crisis support, developmental, day treatment, housing, vocational, and outreach services to individuals, families and schools.

Lincoln Street, Inc
Lincoln Street, Inc. assists individuals with intellectual disabilities to identify their needs and provide the quality services that empower them to reach their potential.

Northeastern Family Institute
The North American Family Institute, or NAFI/NFI specializes in community-based care for children, youth, and adults with emotional and/or behavioral problems.

Northeast Kingdom Human Services
Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) provides services to children and adults with chronic mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse problems and other mental health and medical psychiatric needs.

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services
Northwestern Counseling & Support Services serves Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, providing intervention and support to children, adolescents and adults with emotional and behavioral problems, mental illness and developmental disabilities.

United Counseling Service of Bennington County
United Counseling Service UCS provides Bennington County with nationally recognized, community-based services for children, adults, families, and seniors with the goal of helping people improve their quality of life.

Upper Valley Services
Upper Valley Services provides opportunity, support, and assistance to people with developmental disabilities, enabling them to safely live, work and socialize in their communities in ways which are based upon their individual needs, values, interests and choices.

Washington County Mental Health Services
Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS) provides a wide variety of support and treatment opportunities for children, adolescents, families, and adults living with the challenges of mental illness, emotional and behavioral issues, and developmental disabilities.