Saturday, April 12, 2014

Resources Directory! Counterpoint! Spring, 2014

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors Peer Support Groups

VPS is a membership organization providing peer support, outreach, advocacy and education; 
1 Scale Ave., Suite 52, Rutland, VT 05701. (802)775-6834 or (800) 564-2106.
- Changing Tides, Brattleboro Mem. Hosp, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro; 
every Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m.
- United Counseling Service, 316 Dewey St., Bennington; 
Mondays and Wednesday, noon-1 p.m.
Central Vermont
- Another Way,125 Barre St., Montpelier; 
every Monday; 5:30-7 p.m.
East Arlington
- Federalist Church, Ice Pond Road, East Arlington; 
every Monday, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church Street, St. Albans; 
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
- Asa Bloomer Building, 1rst floor conference room; 
every Tuesday, 4-6:30 p.m.
- Windsor Resource Center, 1 Rairoad Ave., Windsor; 
every Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m.

If interested in helping develop a support group in your area contact George at VPS, 802-282-2267;

DBT Peer Group:  
Peer-run Skills Group; Share materials, advice, information and activities. 
Sundays, 4 p.m.; 1 Mineral St, Springfield (The Whitcomb Building). 

Peer Centers
Another Way, 125 Barre St, Montpelier, 229-0920;
The Wellness Co-op, 279 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 
Mon and Wed-Fri, 10 a.m.-7p.m.; Tues, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; 
888-492-8218 ext 300;  
More information at

Peer Support Lines
Vermont Support Line (Statewide): 1- 888-604-6412; every day, 3-11 p.m.
Peer Access Line of Chittenden County: 802-321-2190, 
Thurs-Sun, 6-9 p.m.; for residents of Chittenden County.
Rutland County Peer Run Warm Line
Fri, Sat, Sun, 6-9 p.m.; 802-770-4248 or email at
Washington County Mental Health Peer Line Service
802-229-8015; 7 days/wk, 6-11 p.m.

Peer Crisis Respite
Alyssum, 802-767-6000,;

Community Mental Health
Counseling Service of Addison County 89 Main St. Middlebury, 95753; 388-6751
United Counseling Service of Bennington County; P0 Box 588, Ledge Hill Dr. Bennington, 05201; 442-5491
Chittenden County: HowardCenter 300 Flynn Ave. Burlington, 05401; 488-6200
Franklin & Grand Isle: Northwestern Counseling and Support Services 107 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans, 05478; 524-6554
Lamoille Community Connections 72 Harrel Street, Morrisville, 05661 888-4914 or 888-4635 [20/20: 888-5026]
Northeast Kingdom Human Services 154 Duchess St., Newport, 05855; 334-6744 2225 Portland St., St. Johnsbury; 748-3181
Orange County: Clara Martin Center 11 Main St.,Randolph, 05060-0167; 728-4466
Rutland Mental Health Services, 78 So. Main St., Rutland, 05702; 775-8224
Washington Cnty Mental Health Services P.O. Box 647 Montpelier, 05601; 229-0591
Windham and Windsor Counties: Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont, 390 River Street, Springfield, 05156; 802- 886-4567

24-Hour Emergency Screener Lines
(Orange County) Clara Martin (800) 639-6360
(Addison County) Counseling Services of Addison County (802) 388-7641
(Windham,Windsor Counties) Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (800) 622-4235
(Chittenden County) HowardCenter (adults) (802) 488-6400; First Call – Baird Center: (children and adolescents) (802) 488-7777
(Lamoille County) Lamoille Community Connections (802) 888-4914
(Essex, Caledonia and Orleans) Northeast Kingdom Human Services (802) 748-3181
(Franklin and Grand Isle Counties) Northwestern Counseling and Support Services (802) 524-6554
Rutland Mental Health Services (802) 775-1000
(Bennington County) (802) 442-5491 United Counseling Services (802) 362-3950
Washington County Mental Health Services (802) 229-0591

LGBTQ Individuals With Disabilities
Burlington, Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. at RU? Community Center, 255 S. Champlain St., - 
The Wellness Co-op, 43 King St, Thursdays, 3 p.m.
St. Albans, Northwestern Medical Center, conf room 4, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
St. Johnsbury, Unitarian Universalist Church, 47 Cherry St, Fridays,11 a.m.
Online group through Pal Talk Monday nights 7- 9 p.m. in the Vermont Chat GLBTQ And Disability chat room. 
Questions? / 802-860-7812

Brain Injury Association
Support Group locations on web:; or email: 
Toll Free Line: 877-856-1772

Advocacy Organizations
Disability Rights Vermont
Advocacy in dealing with abuse, neglect or other rights violations by a hospital, care home, or community mental health agency. 
141 Main St, Suite 7, Montpelier VT 05602; (800) 834-7890.
Mental Health Law Project
Representation for rights when facing commitment to a psychiatric hospital. 
121 South Main Street, PO Box 540, Waterbury VT; 05676-0540; (802) 241-3222.
Vermont Family Network
Support for families and children where the child or youth is experiencing emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges. 
800-8800-4005; (802) 876-5315
Adult Protective Services
Reporting of abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults,
also to report licensing violations at hospitals or nursing homes.
Vermont Client Assistance Program
(Disability Law Project)
Rights when dealing with service organizations, such as Vocational Rehabilitation. 
PO Box 1367, Burlington VT 05402; (800) 747-5022.
Health Care Ombudsman
problems with any health insurance or Medicaid/Medicare issues in Vermont
(800) 917-7787 or (802) 241-1102
Medicaid and Vermont Health Access Plan (VHAP)
(800) 250- 8427 [TTY (888) 834-7898]

NAMI Connections
Peer Mental Health Recovery Support Groups
Bennington: Every Tuesday 1-2:30 pm; 
United Counseling Service, 316 Dewey Street, CRT Center
Burlington: Every Thursday 3-4:30 pm; 
St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street (enter from parking lot)
Every Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m., 
Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., 2nd floor
Rutland: Every Sunday 4:30-6 pm;
 Wellness Center (Rutland Mental Health) 78 South Main St.
St. Johnsbury: Thursdays 6:30-8 pm; 
Universalist Unitarian Church, 47 Cherry St.
Springfield: Every Monday 11 -12:30 pm; 
HCRS, CRT Room, 390 River St.

If you would like a group in your area, to be trained as a facilitator, be a Champion for a group in your area or have questions please contact NAMI 1-800-639-6480 or email us at
NAMI-VT proudly announces the Recovery Support Group is now being offered at the inpatient unit at Rutland Regional Medical Center, one of the first of its kind in the country.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - VT (NAMI-VT)
provides upport, education and advocacy for families and individuals coping with the problems presented by mental illness. 
1-800-639-6480, 162 S. Main St., Waterbury, VT 05671;;

Vermont Recovery Centers
Barre, Turning Point Center of Central Vermont, 489 N. Main St.; 
Bennington, Turning Point Center, 465 Main St; 
Brattleboro,Turning Point Center of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way; 
257-5600 or 866-464-8792;
Burlington, Turning Point Center of Chittenden County,191 Bank St, 2nd floor; 
861-3150; or
Middlebury, Turning Point Center of Addison County, 228 Maple St, Space 31B; 
Morrisville, North Central Vermont Recovery Center, 275 Brooklyn St., 
Rutland, Turning Point Center, 141 State St; 
Springfield, Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield, 7 Morgan St., 
St. Albans, Turning Point of Franklin County, 182 Lake St; 
782- 8454;
St. Johnsbury, Kingdom Recovery Center, 297 Summer St; 
751-8520;; or
White River Junction, Upper Valley Turning Point, 200 Olcott Dr; 
95-5206;; http://secondwindfound.Org

VA Mental Health Services
VA Hospital: Toll Free 1-866-687-8387; Primary Mental Health Clinic: Ext. 6132
Outpatient Clinics 
 Bennington: 802-447-6913, 
Brattleboro: 802-251-2200, 
Burlington Lakeside Clinic: 802-657-7000, 
Rutland: 802-772-2300
Vet Centers  
(Burlington) 802-862-1806 
(WRJ): 802-295-2908

Vermont Veterans and Family Outreach:
Bennington/ Rutland Outreach: 802-773-0392; cell: 802-310-5334
Berlin Area Outreach: 802-224-7108; cell: 802-399-6135
Colchester Area Outreach: 802-338-3077/3078; cell: 802-399-6432
Enosburg Area Outreach: 802-933-2166
Lyndonville Area Outreach: 802-626-4085; cell: 802-399-6250
Vergennes Area Outreach: 802-877-2356; cell: 802-881-6680
Williston Area Outreach: 802-879-1385; cell: 802-310-0631
Windsor Area Outreach: 802-674-2914
Outreach Team Leader: 802-338-3022/ 802-399-6401
Toll-free Hotline(24/7) 1-888-607-8773

Vet-to-Vet support:
check for a group in your area at

Veterans’ Services
Homeless Program Coordinator:802-742-3291
Brattleboro: Morningside 802-257-0066
Rutland: Open Door Mission 802-775-5661
Rutland: Transitional Residence: Dodge House, 802-775-6772
Burlington: Waystation/Wilson 802-864-7402
Free Transportation: Disabled American Veterans: 866-687-8387 X5394

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