What People Are Saying
I had to learn to take responsibility for myself. I struggled with working on the woods crew. I didn’t want to do it. With the help of my advisors, I learned it was not just about doing what you want to do, but learning to do what is needed of you.
Supporting Our Work
As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, we appreciate the generous help of others.
These are just a few ways you can help Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community:
- through donations to our Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, or our Endowment Fund, or by giving a bequest, planned gift, or special project gift. Please explore our detailed donation pages.
- by purchasing our pure Vermont Maple Syrup, made by residents and staff at the Ranch. All proceeds from sales of our syrup benefit the Sarcka Scholarship Fund. We sell syrup online, by mail order, and at several retail locations in the Rutland area. We also sell yarn from our wool, Adirondack chairs, pottery, cider, cookies, and delicious maple granola at Rutland’s year-round Saturday Farmers’ Market.
- by advocating for the Ranch. Parents and friends frequently offer to speak with families who are considering our programs. Some families have hosted informational gatherings so friends and professionals in their home areas can learn more about our unique approach to recovery.
- by serving as a Spring Lake Ranch Member. We are governed by a board of directors who are chosen from a larger group of Members. Members include former staff, parents, former residents, doctors, clinicians, people of influence, lawyers, and local business people.