Adult Mental Health

The Adult Mental Health Division of Rutland Mental Health Services offers a variety of programs and services which are designed to assist people in improving the quality of their lives. We encourage and support each individual to identify and attain his/her personal goals.

We empower individuals to grow and gain greater independence. We provide support that empowers individuals to: develop meaningful and mutually supportive relationships; work or engage in other meaningful activity; live where they want to live, and; be active participants in the community in which they reside. With the consent of the person served, families are encouraged to participate in the assessment and treatment process.

Adult Outpatient Program Anger Management Group

Adult Outpatient Program Seeking Safety Group

Adult Outpatient Program Stabilization Group

Adult Outpatient Program Weekly Therapy Group


Consumers participate in the development of an Individual Plan of Care (IPC) which assists in the understanding of the services that are being sought and identifies expectations for the coming year. This plan can be changed as needed but will be reviewed at least once each year. Consumers are expected to take an active role in the development of the IPC including sharing strengths, needs, wants and service expectations. A case manager or clinician is available to assist in the service planning process to ensure that it is clearly focused on the client's goals. Consumers may choose to have others, such as family, involved in the treatment planning.


Rutland Mental Health Services is highly committed to supporting consumers with the quality services they need. Our dedicated staff of caring professionals has been trained to meet federal, state and other accreditation requirements for professional development. In addition, all staff members are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct established by Rutland Mental Health Services. A copy of this Code is available upon request.


At Rutland Mental Health Services, we strive to provide highly individualized, quality services to each person we assist. As part of our ongoing efforts to broaden and enhance our services, we ask our consumers for input. Our consumers and/or their guardians are always encouraged to provide feedback to our staff at any time about their experiences with Rutland Mental Health Services. In addition, at least once a year, we ask our consumers and/or their guardians to complete a questionnaire to assess their satisfaction with our services.

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Community Rehabilitation and Treatment Program

Adult Case Management
Assists individuals in developing and attaining goals, in accessing community resources, and solving problems.

Outpatient Treatment
Provides individual and group therapy to allow individuals to develop improved coping strategies.

Medication Management
Psychiatric evaluation; information regarding psychoactive medications; and medication management.

Transitional Living
Temporary housing for individuals that would benefit from a supported living situation while in transition from a higher level of care, or as an alternative to a higher level of care.

Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating and obtaining housing, including apartments and residential care settings; assistance in obtaining housing subsidies.

Co-occurring Disorders
Comprehensive, integrated services for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.

VOW - Vocational Opportunity Works
Provides an array of supported employment services to individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders.

Professional staff available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for phone or face-to-face intervention to assist members of the community in developing and achieving a safety plan in crisis situations. Call 802-775-1000, 24-hour emergency/crisis line.

Provides outreach mental health services to elders, including assessment and case management.

Provides adult substance abuse treatment services, including Assessment and Referral, and Quitting Time, an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program. Continuing Care is provided in the Aftercare Program. Community Services include the Rocking Horse Program for women of all ages including those with young children and pregnant women who are substance users or whose lives are affected by the substance use of a member of the household, Project CRASH (state-sponsored), and Drug Court services. MORE INFO


For more details on the specific services offered by Rutland Mental Health Services, please call (802) 775-2381 or write us at Rutland Mental Health Services, P.O. Box 222, Rutland, VT 05702.

Most insurances are accepted. Payment arrangements can be made on an individual basis.

Hours of operation at our 7 Court Square facility are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For some programs, community-based services are available as needed. Emergency services for all programs are available 24/7 by calling 775-1000.

Rutland Mental Health Services is the designated provider of adult services by the State of Vermont Department of Developmental and Mental Health Services and is accredited by CARF International.

For the health and comfort of our clients, staff and visitors, Rutland Mental Health Services maintains a "No Smoking" policy for its facilities. However, smoking areas have been designated.



Rutland Mental Health Services' Locations:

78 South Main Street (Main Office) - 802.775.2381 • Fax: 802.775.4020

7 Court Square - 802.775.4388
135 Granger Street (Evergreen Substance Abuse Services) - 802.747.3588
Emergency Services - 802.775.1000

P.O. Box 222 • 78 South Main Street • Rutland, VT 05701 • 802.775.2381
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