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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
Our thoughts go out to family, friends, and co-workers of Barre DCF social worker, Lara Sobel, who was slain on August 7th. Lara was a well-respected and beloved colleague. Our hearts are full as we support each other through this difficult time.
Vermont Chocolate For Change (VTCFC) is opening its kitchen doors for Fall & Winter Sessions
The tempering machines are roaring and the stove top is cooking at Chocolate for Change! Chocolate for Change is open to youth 16-22 and is a great opportunity to work on vocational and life skills. Please see this application if you are interested in joining this fantastic program.
Emotional Regulation Group for Women to begin in October
The LINCS Program will sponser an Emotional Regulation Group for women who have experienced trauma. The group will begin on October 6th, and will run for 6 Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services Building (CCPS). LINCS is an outpatient, community-based trauma treatment program.
Vermont Doula Access Coalition (VDAC) Wins ArtsRiot Super-Supper Competition!!
Our friends at VDAC won at Super Supper last night at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $1000 to go to a film about Doula Care in Vermont to promote the belief that "supported birth should be a right and not a privilege". Thank you to ArtsRiot and all who donated to make this such a success for VDAC.
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS) to offer a CareGiver Workshop
CCPS is offering a workshop for caregivers of children who might have experienced the negative impacts of traumatic experiencing. The group is most successful when participants can make a commitment to attend all 6 of the sessions, as the information is cumulative. For more information, please contact Danielle Seymour at 479-4083.
September is National Recovery Month!
VT Digger article highlights recent and proposed funding changes for group therapy rates
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS) director Margaret Joyal was one expert interviewed recently by VT Digger for an article detailing already enacted and proposed cuts to group therapy rates. The article chronicles the impacts the cuts would have on services WCMHS, other designated agencies, and private practitioners will be able to offer to individuals in need going forward.
Children's group offering: Equine assisted therapy group
WCMHS will be offering an un-mounted equine assisted therapy group at Pease Farm for children age 9-12. The group will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm at Pease Farm in Middlesex, VT. The initial meeting will be September 17th, 2015 and will meet for a duration of 6 weeks. Please click here for more details.
Children's group offering: Social Skills and Movement
WCMHS will be offering a Children's group starting September 15th for children ages 9-12. The group will run on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 for 6 weeks at 579 South Barre Rd. The group will work on social skills in conjunction with exersize. Please click here for more details.
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