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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
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
Please join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month this May! This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is - Life with a Mental Illness. Mental Health America is asking people to share what life with a mental illness feels like for them using #mentalillnessfeelslike. President Obama reaffirmed a proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month in 2015. This is a time to celebrate the advances we have made and to recognize the importance of consistently looking for ways to improve treatment, decrease stigma, and continue to offer hope to all affected by mental health struggles.
WCMHS LINCS program to Offer Woman's Self Esteem Group
LINCS program will offer a group for women on building self esteem. The group will be held on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:00, beginning May 24th. The group will meet at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. Please click here for more details.
WCMHS' Mary Moulton and Upper Valley Services' (UVS) Bill Ashe Sound the Alarm for Critical Funding Needs for Designated Agencies
Mary Moulton and Bill Ashe, Executive Directors for WCMHS and UVS respectively, released an Op-ed today outlining the immediate need for additional funding for all the Designated and Specialized Services agencies across Vermont. Please see today's piece in the Vermont Digger for more information.
WCMHS Doula Program Bringing Nationally Recognized Birth Expert, Penny Simkin, To Montpelier This June!
The Doula Program, along with the Vermont Midwives Association and UVMHealth Network Central Vermont Medical Center, will host Penny Simkin for her "When Survivors Give Birth" training on June 3rd for a full day conference at the Capitol Plaza. Registration is open for the conference here. For more information, please contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCMHS Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS) to offer 6 week Caregiver's Workshop
CCPS will offer a Caregiver's Workshop for parents, grandparents, foster parents and other guardians of children and youth who have experienced trauma in their lives. This group will address strategies for helping young people through difficult experiences. This group will meet for 6 consecutive Friday's, starting 5/13, from 9:30-11:00 at CCPS at 174 Hospital Loop. For more information, please see this flier.
WCMHS Wellness Collaborative Group Spring Schedule Released
The Wellness Collaborative will have new classes starting in May. 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 at 479-4083.
WCMHS Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS) will offer Children and Teen Grief and Loss Groups This Spring
Do you know a child or teen who is struggling after a significant loss in their lives? CCPS will offer groups to help children and teens 8-18 learn to better manage their struggles in a safe and educational environment. Staring in May, the group will be held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 at CCPS beginning May 5th for 9-14 year olds. Please see this brochure for more details. Please use this form for teen referrals and this form for children's referrals.
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