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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
WCMHS and VAMHAR Sponsoring Community Mental Health Forum in Montpelier on June 1st
A community forum is being held at Montpelier City Hall on June 1st from 6:30-8:00pm. The topic is Mental Health Crises and Services in Washington County: What do we have? What do we need? The forum panel will feature representatives from the Montpelier Police, CVMC ER, Washington County Youth Services Bureau, the Agency of Human Services and WCMHS. The panel will be moderated by VAMHAR's Peter Mallary. Come out and join in this important conversation.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Join others around the world during May to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. This represents an excellent opportunity to promote mental health awareness and to help decrease the stigma that is often associated with mental health issues.
Grief and Loss Support Group for Teens Scheduled for this Summer
CCPS will host a Grief and Loss Group for teenagers (high school age) this summer. This 6-week activities-based skills group helps youth understand and manage grief while building connections with peers in a safe and supportive environment. For more information or to register yourself or someone you know struggling with issues related to grief and loss, contact Heidi or Janelle at 479-4083.
STARS (Specialized Treatments and Reaching Success) School is Now Accepting Referrals
STARS School, part of WCMHS Ch.O.I.C.E. umbrulla of licensed, indpendent schools, provides a full onsite academic program for students which includes individualized behavioral programming, social skills training, and support around activities of daily living. Programs are individualized and developed by the Consultant and an Educator with significant input from the family and sending school team.
Midwest Summer Institute for Facilitated Communication
The 2017 Summer Institute is being held in Cedar Falls Iowa, and Community Developmental Services' Communication Training & Resources Program will be represented at the Institute. For more information, please click here.
WCMHS Wellness Collaborative Spring Groups Schedule
The Wellness Collaborative will have new classes starting in April. 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
WCMHS Children's Group Spring Schedule
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 479-4055.
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