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What People Are Saying

The things that I learned from the Ranch and the people there, on how to maintain a healthy life are tools that I use daily. They taught me to care for myself first and my family and friends next. It's difficult to do this sometimes, but I know that I can now--thanks to Spring Lake Ranch.

~ Resident

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Welcome To Vermont

Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community offers licensed residential treatment and a variety of transitional options in the Green Mountains of Vermont. 

Since its founding in 1932, Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community has offered a healing community for people with mental illness or dual diagnosis.  At the core of the Ranch is the belief that recovery can best begin in a community where each person is respected and contributes.  At the Ranch, people are treated as individuals, not as patients or cases. 

Spring Lake Ranch is a working community in which all members contribute in their own unique ways.  In taking an active role in the work and life of the community, people can regain the sense of self often forgotten in the course of a long illness or addiction. 

Some forty years ago, we recognized the need for people leaving our residential community to have a graduated transition to greater independence.  We created this opportunity with our Transitional Living Program in nearby Rutland, a place where people can get individualized attention while remaining connected to the Ranch.

Our experiential learning approach, combined with new advances in individual therapeutic technique and pharmacology, make the Ranch a dynamic therapeutic experience in a natural and inclusive environment.  


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News & Views

Paddle Battle a Success!

While thunderstorms were predicted throughout the day, the sun prevailed and was a welcome addition to the first-annual Spring Lake Ranch Paddle Battle fundraiser held on Saturday, August 2, at Plymouth State Park.

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NAMI Vermont Annual Conference

I had the privilege to attend the 2014 NAMI Vermont Annual Conference Pathways to Wellness.

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