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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
March is Developmental Disabilities Month
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan made a public proclamation that the month of March should be recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to “increase public awareness of the needs and potential of Americans with developmental disabilities". The goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, teach the importance of inclusion within every aspect of life, and to share the stories of individuals with a disability to show that a successful life is possible!
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Each March, the Brain Injury Association of America leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an awareness campaign aimed at educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. Take some time to learn more about TBI.
WCMHS Team To Present "Breaking Down the Barriers of Autism" in April
A team from WCMHS' Community Developmental Services division will present “Breaking Down the Barriers of Autism”at Bay College and Escanaba High School in Escanaba, MI on April 16th, 2018. Prior to the presentation, screenings of the film, "Wretches and Jabberers" will show as a lead up to the presentations.
WCMHS Outpatient Division to Offer a Caregiver’s Workshop Starting this May
The Caregiver's Workshop is a 5 week-long group for caregivers of children/teens who have experienced trauma. This group will meet Thursdays, 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM, starting May 3, 2018-May 31, 2018. For more information or to sign up call Michele Delaney or Lena Freed at (802) 479-4083.
Shockwave Magazine's First Ever Gallery Showing To Run at SPA in Barre Through March 17th
WCMHS will be hosting a reception at Studio Place Arts (SPA) in downtown Barre on Tuesday, February 6th from 12-2pm with a special presentation of the history of Shockwave Magazine. Please come out and see the amazing artwork the Shockwave team has assembled. Shockwave Magazine is an arts collective through Community Developmental Services at Washington County Mental Health Services.
WCMHS Children's Group Winter Schedule
Many exciting groups groups are being offered this fall. 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 Amanda Galloway at 229-0591.
WCMHS Wellness Collaborative Spring 2018 Groups Schedule
The Wellness Collaborative will have new classes starting this fall. 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 Roxanne or Doreen at 479-4083.
WCMHS Imagination Station
The Imagination Station is now scheduling for individual and group sessions at 23 Summer St. in Barre. Imagination Stationis 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 479-4055.
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