Residential Mental Health Treatment

What People Are Saying...

  • I value the community at the ranch, the feeling of complete freedom that comes with the ability to express oneself in a way which is both personal and comfortable.


  • We have fun together as a community: playing pool, the gym, tennis, softball, pottery, etc. Staff can motivate, inspire, and be role models. Plus they know how to have a good time.


Spring Lake Ranch's residential treatment programs in Cuttingsville and in Rutland, Vermont, enable adults with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder to begin or to continue the healing process.

Why choose residential mental health treatment?

When confronted with the residential question, families naturally struggle with feelings of guilt or abandonment, and doubts about being away from a loved one. Meanwhile, prospective Spring Lake Ranch residents may fear the stigma of inpatient or long-term mental health treatment in a residential facility.

But residential treatment can be a godsend for families who have fought a difficult battle with mental illness and addiction. Families can rest easy knowing that the resident is in a safe and caring environment, getting the treatment he or she needs. And the resident, far from being marginalized as a patient or case, benefits from the change of pace, time to focus on wellness goals, inclusion in a community of professional staff and empathetic peers, and round-the-clock response to keep situations from escalating to emergencies.

Long-term goals

Though the Ranch campus in Cuttingsville might be termed a “long-term residential mental health facility,” an exploratory visit will show that Spring Lake Ranch is a place apart, in a beautiful, natural environment far removed from the typical inpatient facility. And though what we provide may be deemed “long-term care,” it can be the most useful, purposeful time in a resident’s life.

Meeting the challenge of a life-changing mental health diagnosis is the most important project a person with mental illness or dual diagnosis can undertake. Time and again, our residents and their families find that an intensive stay in an alternative residential treatment program like Spring Lake Ranch can best situate them to meet their long-term goals.