Emergency? Need Help Now? (802) 229-0591

Emergency? Need Help Now? (802) 229-0591

How Do I Access Services?

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.

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Upcoming Events And News

Save the Date!  Vermont Care Partners Hosts Stepping Forward Together Conference on March 27th and 28th in Burlington

Vermont Care Partners is hosting Stepping Forward Together- Advancing Equity and Cultural Competency to Imrpove Population Health at the Sheraton in Burlington on March 27th and 28th.  The keynote speaker is Camera Phyllis Jones M.D. Dr Jones is research director on social determinants of health and equity in the Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion will be the keynote speaker.  

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is January 23rd-29th

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is a week-long health observance where communities around the country organize events and activities to get teens involved in learning about the science behind the effects of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction on their brain, body, and behavior.

All of Me- A Documentary Film on Eating Disorders to Screen 1/25 at CVMC

All of Me, a feature length documentary film by local filmmaker Bess O'Brian, focuses on several women, girls and some boys who are caught in the downward spiral of eating disorders and their struggle to regain a sense of self-compassion and healing.  This film will show at CVMC on 1/25 from 5:00- 7:00 pm in Conference Room 1 & 2. Join us for a screening of this important film and a Q&A discussion with director Bess O’Brien.  Learn more at http://kingdomcounty.org/eating-disorder-documentary

Parenting: Navigating the Teen Years with Compassion and Courage

A new parenting group will start on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 at 23 Summer St. in Barre.  The group will run from January 18th- February 22nd.  If you have questions or want to register, please contact Roberta at 229-0591 or robertag@wcmhs.org.

Trauma Sensitive Yoga Groups to Start this Winter

WCMHS will be offering two trauma sensitive yoga groups beginning on February 6th in the Children, Youth, & Family Services gym at 579 South Barre Rd.  The group will be facilitated by Kyla Suarez on Mondays and comprises two seperate sessions depending on the youth's age.  One group will run from 4:30-5:30 (ages 10-14) and the second will run from 6:00-7:00 (ages 14-19). If you have questions or woudl like to register, please contact Karli at karlic@wcmhs.org or Meaghan at meaghanm@wcmhs.org.

WCMHS Imagination Station

The Imagination Station is now scheduling for individual and group sessions at 23 Summer St. in Barre. Imagination Station is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for use by schools, clinicians, and families or other private parties who have a trained adult to accompany the group for the entire session. If you are interested in becoming a trainer or to submit a referral form, please contact Heather Slayton at heathers@wcmhs.org or call (802) 479-4055.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Course for Interested Community Members Scheduled for February 28th and March 1st

A free YMHFA training will be offered from 8:30am to 12:30pm on the mornings of February 28th and March 1st at the MacFarland State Building in Barre.  YMHFA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.  Please call (802) 505-8149 for more information and to sign up.

Random Rescue Group Starting January 2017

Random Rescue is designed for teenagers ages 13-18 with an interest in volunteering and working with rescue dogs and cats. The new group will have its first meeting on Monday January 23rd from 3:30-5:30 at WCMHS Building C, located at 286 Hospital Loop in Berlin. It will meet in Williamstown on Mondays from 3:30-5:30 through March 13th. If you are interested, please use this application and click here for more details.

WCMHS Winter Children's Groups

Many exciting groups groups are being offered this winter.  Many groups are ongoing and some start dates are still being determined.  Please click here for more information.  The groups range from weight lifting for teenage girls and boys to equine assisted therapy.  For more information, please contact Karli Clark at 229-0591.

WCMHS Wellness Collaborative Early Winter Groups Schedule Released

The Wellness Collaborative will have new classes starting in November. 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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