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Clara Martin Center is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides acute and long-term behavioral health care services.

Overview

Clara Martin Center is an integral part of the social fabric of our community, but there are many other social service agencies that may be of assistance. The following is a list of organizations Clara Martin Center works closely with to support our community.

Suicide Prevention & Emergency Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 988.

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.

Poison Control
A free, 24-hour poison emergency and information help line, available at 1-800-222-1222, by online chat or by texting POISON to 85511.

Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center supports state-wide suicide prevention efforts and helps local communities implement the recommendations of the Vermont Suicide Prevention Platform using data-driven evidence-based practices.

  • Need Help?
    If you are having suicidal thoughts or are worried about someone else, don’t keep it to yourself. Don’t wait for a crisis to ask for help. You Matter. You can get help.
  • How To Help
    Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention aims to increase awareness and understanding of suicidal behavior in youth and to enhance the ability to respond to suicidal behavior.

Survivors of Suicide
Survivors Of Suicide helps those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.

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.

Good Samaritan Haven
Good Samaritan Haven is central Vermont’s only homeless shelter, providing housing and services for homeless people in our community.

Headrest
Headrest offers those who are returning to the community from substance use treatment a safe and sober environment in which to rebuild their lives.

Listen WRJ
Whether getting back on your feet after a job loss or getting into a new apartment, coming up with the 1st month’s rent, security deposit or missed mortgage payment can be a daunting task. LISTEN’s housing helper program provides qualifying Upper Valley residents with a 0% interest housing loan.

Safe Haven
Safe Haven is a 4-bed transitional living shelter, run by Clara Martin Center, for people who are homeless and have a mental illness, primarily serving residents of Orange County, Washington County, and the upper towns of Windsor County.

Upper Valley Haven
The Upper Valley Haven serves people struggling with poverty by providing food, shelter, education, service coordination, and other support.

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.

Central Vermont Medical Center
Central Vermont Medical Center is the primary health care provider for 66,000 people who live and work in central Vermont, providing 24-hour emergency care, with a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services.

Cottage Hospital
Cottage Hospital is a modern, 25-bed critical access hospital serving residents of the Upper Connecticut Valley.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system that serves a population of 1.9 million in New England, providing access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists, delivering care in Lebanon, NH at its flagship, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Gifford Medical Center
Gifford is a non-profit community medical center, a Critical Access Hospital and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing high-quality, accessible health care to the people of the White River Valley and central Vermont regions.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
A full service, critical access community hospital serving the central Vermont towns of Windsor and Woodstock, and surrounding communities in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is located in Vermont’s historic Northeast Kingdom, providing primary and preventive care, surgical and specialty services, inpatient and outpatient care and 24 hour, physician staffed emergency services.

Rutland Regional Medical Center
Rutland Regional Medical Center is a 133-bed hospital, employing over 1,600 professional and support staff including 286 providers trained in 37 specialty areas. Providing preventive, diagnostic, acute and rehabilitative services, Rutland Regional Medical Center serves Rutland County, portions of southern and central Vermont and communities in eastern New York State.

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.

University of Vermont Medical Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center is part of a six-hospital network serving patients and their families in Vermont and northern New York.

Valley Regional Hospital
Valley Regional Hospital has served the people of Claremont and surrounding towns for more than 100 years.

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.

Resources for Individuals

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Poison Control
A free, 24-hour poison emergency and information help line, available at 1-800-222-1222, by online chat or by texting POISON to 85511.

Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center supports state-wide suicide prevention efforts and helps local communities implement the recommendations of the Vermont Suicide Prevention Platform using data-driven evidence-based practices.

  • Need Help?
    If you are having suicidal thoughts or are worried about someone else, don’t keep it to yourself. Don’t wait for a crisis to ask for help. You Matter. You can get help.
  • How To Help
    Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention aims to increase awareness and understanding of suicidal behavior in youth and to enhance the ability to respond to suicidal behavior.

Survivors of Suicide
Survivors Of Suicide helps those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.

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.

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.

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 Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
The Substance Use 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 use 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 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.

BAART St. Johnsbury
BAART St. Johnsbury is a methadone and buprenorphine maintenance program that provides quality, individualized and comprehensive treatment to opioid dependent individuals.

Central Vermont Substance Use Services
Central Vermont Substance Use Services works collaboratively with Clara Martin Center, Howard Center for Human Services and Washington County Mental Health to provide substance use treatment services in Central Vermont.

startyourrecovery.org
Explore this site to learn the signs of a drug or alcohol problem, connect with treatment and support for overcoming addiction to drugs or alcohol, and get tools and guidance on how you can work to live without drugs or alcohol in your life.

State of Vermont Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
The division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs was established to help Vermonters prevent, reduce and/or eliminate alcohol and other drug related problems. In partnership with other public and private organizations and ADAP plans, the division manages and evaluates a comprehensive, consistent, and effective system of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Serenity House
Residential treatment setting for adults suffering from addiction, that recognizes addiction as a treatable, chronic disease.

Turning Point Center of Central VT
The mission of the Turning Point Center of Central Vermont is to help people find, maintain, and enhance their substance use recovery through peer-based recovery supports to individuals and families; educational programs that aid in building and enriching a healthy life; and by providing a safe haven for sober recreation and social activities.

Valley Vista
Valley Vista is a 100-bed inpatient addiction treatment center providing treatment for men, women and adolescents suffering from substance use disorder often compounded by co-occurring mental health conditions.

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.

West Lebanon Comprehensive Treatment Center
Offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for adults age 18 and older of all genders who are struggling with opiod addiction

Legal Services VT
Providing a wide range of civil (not criminal) legal services to Vermonter.  We are also the first point of contact for Vermonters who would like help from Vermont Legal Aid. We screen all incoming requests for help. If we can help with a legal problem, we refer clients to either Vermont Legal Aid or Legal Services Vermont lawyers and advocates. We also refer clients to other programs.

Orange County Court Diversion
Court Diversion is a restorative alternative to the State’s court system.  The program is available for both youth charged by the State’s Attorney with a juvenile delinquency or adults charged with a crime

South Royalton Legal Clinic

The South Royalton Legal Clinic (SRLC) serves Vermont residents* who are unable to afford counsel and who need assistance with issues such as bankruptcy, children’s rights, domestic violence, housing, family-based immigration, family law, landlord/tenant, social security disability, wills and now veterans issues.

State’s Attorneys
The Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs seeks justice in the prosecution of criminal offenses, child abuse and neglect cases, juvenile delinquencies, mental health proceedings and some other civil matters.

Vermont Lawyer Referral
When you need a lawyer for your case or legal question. No more than $25 charged for the first half-hour of consultation.

Vermont Legal Aid
Vermont Legal Aid is where individuals and families turn when they face a civil legal problem that threatens their rights, shelter, job, health or well-being.

Resources for Families

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.

National Parent Helpline
Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.

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.

Orange County Parent Child Center
Orange County Parent Child Center (OCPCC) is a licensed, year-round, full-day childcare center for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. OCPCC also brings family support and outreach programming into homes in the communities of Bethel, Bradford, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Corinth, Fairlee, Newbury, Orange, Randolph, Rochester, Royalton, Stockbridge, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Tunbridge, Vershire, Washington, West Fairlee, and Williamstown.

The Family Place
The Family Place is a parent-child center located in Norwich, VT, serving the entire Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Vermont Family Network
Vermont Family Network (VFN) promotes better health, education, and well-being for all children and families, with a focus on children and young adults with special needs.

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.

College Resource Guide for Students
Before you go to college:  the ultimate guide to resources for LGTBQ+ Students.

Gender Spectrum
Gender Spectrum helps to create gender-sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

GLAAD
For over 30 years, GLAAD has been at the forefront of cultural change, accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community.

GLSEN
GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) was founded in 1990 by a small, dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. 

Outright Vermont
Outright Vermont provides support, advocacy, and celebration of young queer people in Vermont.

Pride Center of VT
Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is New England’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters.

True Colors
True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met.

Central Vermont Supervisory Union
Northfield Elementary School, Northfield Middle High School, Orange Central School, Washington Village School, Williamstown Elementary School, Williamstown Middle School

Hartford School District
Dothan Brook School, Ottauquechee School, White River School, Memorial Middle School, Hartford High School, Hartford Area Career & Technical Center

Orange East Supervisory Union
Blue Mountain Union, Bradford Elementary School, Newbury Elementary School, Oxbow High School, River Bend Career & Technical Center, Thetford Elementary School, Waits River Valley School

Orange Southwest School District
Braintree Elementary School, Brookfield Elementary School, Randolph Elementary School, Randolph Technical Career Center, Randolph Union Middle/High School, Raven School

White River Valley Supervisory Union
Bethel Campus, Chelsea Public School, Newton School, Rochester School, Sharon Elementary School, South Royalton Elementary School, Stockbridge Central School, Tunbridge Central School, White River Valley Middle/High School

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.


State of Vermont 211

Vermont 2-1-1 is the phone number to dial to find hundreds of community resources like emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, healthcare, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation needs, educational and volunteer opportunities and more. It is a free service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it is confidential.

State of Vermont Department of Child and Family Services
The Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) provides a wide array of programs and services, including adoption & foster care, child-care, child development, child protection, child support, disability determination, and economic benefits such as 3SquaresVT, fuel assistance and Reach Up.


State of Vermont Department of Health

The Department of Health is part of the Vermont Agency of Human Services and is the State’s lead agency for public health policy and advocacy. The agency works in partnership with local health care providers, schools, businesses and community organizations to address public health issues specific to their community, and to carry out statewide initiatives at a local level.

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.

State of Vermont Police
The Vermont State Police is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides primary law enforcement services to approximately 200 towns.

State’s Attorneys
The Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs seeks justice in the prosecution of criminal offenses, child abuse and neglect cases, juvenile delinquencies, mental health proceedings and some other civil matters.

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