For Individuals and Families

The Department of Mental Health works with private nonprofit agencies in Vermont to provide mental-health care. They are called Designated Agencies, or community mental health centers. In addition to these agencies, we work with two Specialized Service Agencies: Pathways Vermont, who serve adults, and the Northeastern Family Institute, who serve children and families. All of the services listed on this page are available at your local designated agency.

The Designated Agencies are organized under the Vermont Care Partners, a collaboration between the Vermont Council and the Vermont Care Network of sixteen non-profit community-based member agencies offer care to Vermonters affected by developmental disabilities, mental health conditions and substance use disorders.   The mission of Vermont Care Partners is "to provide statewide leadership for an integrated, high quality system of comprehensive services and supports."

To learn more about Vermont Care Partners, please visit their website:


Contact Information

Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Sarah Squirrell
280 State Drive, NOB 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2010
Phone:  (802) 241-0090
Fax: (802) 241-0100

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