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Start by calling (802) 229-0591 to speak to one of our friendly Intake Coordinators. You will be asked what kind of services you are seeking and depending on your answer, you will be directed to the correct person. You may be asked some routine questions and to schedule a brief interview to begin the process of accessing services. If you are not sure what services you are seeking, or what programs we offer, WCMHS will work with you to help you determine and access the services you may need.
If you are interested in Developmental Services, start by calling (802) 479-5012 (x565).
In order to receive Developmental Services, you need to be Medicaid eligible. WCMHS can help you determine your Medicaid eligibility and will work with you to access the services you may need.
Upcoming Events And News
Join the Lift Up Autism Event on September 10th here in Barre to Help Raise Funds and Awareness for Autism
Lift Up Autism is a 5-minute workout challenge to raise funds and awareness about early diagnosis and treatment for Autism. A local version of this event will take place from 9:00-12:00 in the morning on September 10th at the Summer Street Gym located at 23 Summer St. in Barre. This is a worldwide event that could draw over 10,000 participants! You can sign up here and then be sure to contact Jen at (802)-505-1641 to secure a workout time slot. If you sign up my midnight of August 25th, your t-shirt will be ready at the event with a donation of $35. Come out and support this great cause and get a good workout in at the same time!
Recovery Education Workshop Being Offered this Fall to Begin on September 13th
Washington County Mental Health Services is sponsoring a Fall Recovery Education Workshop based on a program developed by Mary Ellen Copeland. The workshop series will run on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30, September 13th through November 1st, in the Sunroom at 9 Heaton St in Montpelier. If you experience or support someone with mental health challenges, this excellent workshop can help you develop skills and find support. To sign up or get more information, please contact Linda at 223-6328 or Cathy at 223-7544 Monday to Friday.
Statewide Peer Network Conference to be held September 12th in Montpelier
Toward a More Authentic Coalition: Uniting Three Statewide Peer Networks for More Powerful Advocacy conference is scheduled for September 12th. Come out for a grass-roots opportunity for people with similar shared experiences to benefit from each other’s resiliency and perspective. Participants will incur no costs and will be connected to transportation and other supports needed to attend the event.
Fall Training offered by WCMHS and WCYSB- Parenting: Navigating the Teen Years with Compassion and Courage
Washington County Mental Health Services in collaboration with Washington County Youth Services Bureau is offering a 6-week course on parenting teens to all interested. The group will run Wednesdays, September 28 – November 2 from 4:00-5:30 pm at the WellSpace, 23 Summer St. in Barre. Facilitators are Roberta Garland and Selene Lutschg. For more information or to sign up, please contact Roberta at (802) 229-0591 or email@example.com.
Mark your calendars for OUR House's Annual Sexual Violence Summit
OUR House's Annual Sexual Violence Summit will be held this year on September 14th at the beautiful Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee Vermont. To find out more about the exciting list of presenters, please view here. For more information, please contact Rebecca at 802-476-8825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Imagination Station is Off to a Great Start and Now Scheduling Sessions
The Imagination Station is now scheduling for individual and group sessions at 23 Summer St. in Barre. Imagination Station will be open for clinical supports Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for all partner service agencies and schools. Imagination Station will be open for use by families and other private parties who have a trained adult to accompany the group for the entire session after hours, on weekends and on holidays. If you are interested in becoming a trainer or to submit a referral form, please contact Heather Slayton at email@example.com or call (802)479-4055.
WCMHS Fall Children's Groups
Many exciting groups are being offered this Fall starting in September and October, ranging from weight lifting for teenage girls to equine assisted therapy. For more information, please contact Karli Clark at 229-0591.
WCMHS Wellness Collaborative Fall Groups Schedule Released
The Wellness Collaborative will have new classes starting in September. The Wellness Collaborative aims to raise the wellness and quality of life for clients who are dealing with the challenges and stresses of daily living. Please see schedule to learn more about classes, and dates/times for each class. For more detailed information, please contact Ellia or Doreen at 479-4083.
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