A bridge between the hospital and/or other facility, or an unsuccessful home environment, to independence.
A small, structured, family environment focused on individualized attention, for adults 18 + years.
Located 8 miles north of Montpelier, Vermont’s state capital; situated in a beautiful rural setting.
Co-ed community - 8 Residents on premises, maximum.
Contact us for current rate.
Length of Stay
Recommended length of stay: 6-12 months.
Cultivation of insight, reflection and self-awareness
Creativity and self-expression through art, meditation, yoga, exercise, music, movement, and an organic, whole food diet
Carefully implemented healing steps that strengthen independence through interdependence
Identification and management of triggers and symptoms
Daily education and practice regarding healthy lifestyle choices: changing old habits and unhealthy patterns
Learning how negative behavior affects oneself and others
Accepting individuals challenged with
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Medication compliance (with any prescribed medications)
Ability to recognize personal medications
Thirty days of sobriety
Non-violence with self & others
Voluntary program - a willingness to participate
Most suitable for individuals who seek support in re-establishing independence in the greater community
Individualized Treatment Plan, created after intake, becomes a personal, goal oriented Direction Plan.
A Clinical Leveling System reinforces a smooth transition of independence into the greater community.
Optional Aftercare support is available in the greater community.
Medication oversight is done by trained staff in the clinical office.
Residents responsible for filling personal medication trays weekly with supervision of a Registered Nurse.
All medications (including OTC meds) are securely double locked in the clinical office.
The Homestead’s Resident Director/Co-Founder lives on the premises & is involved with direct care service.
Our team also consists of our Program Director/Owner, Registered Nurse, House Manager, Yoga Instructor, Art Therapist, Personal Trainer, Chef & several Therapeutic Mentors.
Therapeutic Mentor staff are available for individual check-ins, as needed, and available 24/7.
Programming occurs 6 days per week, Monday through Saturday (Sunday is a day of rest): to include Art Therapy, Journaling, Mediation, Mindfulness, Music and Movement groups, Yoga and various opportunities for Group discussions.
Daily and seasonal chores to include: animal husbandry, gardening, snow removal, cooking, laundry and light house chores.
Psychiatric services for medication management & therapy (at Hanover Psychiatry)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist available for supplemental therapy and DBT, as needed
Weekly, private sessions with a Substance Abuse Counselor, if needed
Equine Therapy Sessions, by request
Local practitioners are available to serve a wide range of alternative modalities including energy, body work, acupuncture and Chiropractic care
In our down time, residents and staff enjoy exploring the local attractions, which include:
Lake Elmore for swimming and climbing Mount Elmore
Montpelier, Vermont’s state capitol, for eateries, cultural attractions, art galleries, coffee shops and the wonderful Farmers’ Market
Our local reservoir for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and basking in the sun
Burlington, Vermont, for the shopping, great food and fun concerts
Lake Champlain by dinner cruise boat, paddle boats or simply enjoying the sandy beach
Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vermont, for a tour and fresh Vermont cheeses and breads
Ben & Jerry’s Originial Factory in Waterbury, Vermont, offers tours, fun activities, and of course, delicious ice cream treats - year round
Stowe, Vermont for their scenic bike path, Farmers’ Markets, quaint shops, fine dining and the Von Trapp Lodge
Vermont’s many hiking and biking trails during the summer
Vermont’s many ski resorts within an hours drive: Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Bolton and Jay Peak, to name a few
Snow shoeing or cross country skiing out our own back door - we have 100 acres to explore!