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Thank you, Rutland businesses!

Posted: August 19, 2019|

The Rutland Aftercare Program's Royce Street kitchen renovation is complete and we want to thank these local businesses that helped make the project a success!

Thank you, rk MILES!

Posted: July 18, 2019| Category: Community

Our Rutland Program’s Royce Street kitchen renovation has begun – stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram for updates! In the meantime, we’d like to thank Vermont-owned business RK Miles for providing the beautiful new kitchen window at cost. Check them out at their gorgeous Manchester location next time you’re in town (or one of their five other locations...

Spring Lake Ranch is hiring!

Posted: March 28, 2019| Category: Work program, Community

Spring Lake Ranch is hiring for several positions. If you are thinking about a career in mental health or social work we have a rewarding place to start.

Spring Lake Ranch in AARP on failure to launch

Posted: February 28, 2019| Category: Family support

Judith Newman interviewed Director of Admissions & Outreach Rachel Stark for an AARP article about national "failure to launch" treatment programs for young adults, including the work we do at the Ranch.

Spring Lake Ranch on VPR's "Vermont Edition"

Posted: June 26, 2018|

Spring Lake Ranch's Director of Admissions & Outreach Rachel Stark made an appearance on Vermont Public Radio's "Vermont Edition" yesterday to discuss the World Health Organization now recognizing gaming addiction as a disorder.

Support the Rutland Program Renovation Project!

Posted: June 12, 2018|

Spring Lake Ranch’s Rutland Program is often the next big life step for residents on the “Hill” in Cuttingsville.

Sowing Seeds of Change, Harvesting New Strengths

Posted: January 21, 2018|

We’re busy. For the past 85 years, we’ve been busy -- working, playing, and building community, offering people with mental health and substance abuse issues time and space to come to terms with the effects of their illness. We find that, when we work together, it’s easier to make friends, find new strengths to call upon, and become active participants...

Giving Back

Posted: January 19, 2018|

One spring, three former house advisors returned to the hill to lead the community in a workshop: ‘Ranchers Search for Meaning.’ As a true testament to the cultural heritage and sense of connection among people who’ve been associated with the Ranch, Amy Fairbanks (2000s), Kurt Shaffert (1990s), and Suzanne Lynch (1980s) never worked together or even in...

A Resident's Story of Change

Posted: January 12, 2018|

Although it feels as though my entire world has shifted and changed from almost one year ago when I arrived at Spring Lake Ranch to today, I can still remember all of the details of my first days on the hill, as if it were yesterday.


Psychiatrist's Corner

Posted: January 5, 2018|

There are many appealing new (and not so new) ideas coming up about treatment of mental illnesses. Many have moved closer to being a part of psychiatric practice, even during my ten years at the Ranch.