Gwynn Yandow
Patient Advocate

The Brattleboro Retreat's Patient Advocate is Gwynn Yandow, MSW.  Gwynn is here to help you if you have a grievance or other problem related to your care at the Brattleboro Retreat. She can be reached by phone Monday through Friday at 802-258-6118.

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Consumer Advisory Council

Consideration of the patient perspective is central to the development of excellent care. The Retreat's Consumer Advisory Council is composed of consumers and advocates whose main purpose is to ensure that our patients' voices are heard. Members of the Council include representatives from Disability Rights Vermont (DRVT), Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, the National Association on Mental Illness, and former patients and family members. The goal of the council is to address consumer concerns, advise the hospital on policy development, and fully represent consumers' voices in the Retreat's design of care. For more information about our Consumer Advisory Council please contact Gywnn Yandow at 802-258-6118.

Weekly On-Campus Support Groups
  • Tuesdays:
    Al-Anon, 12:00 noon, Central Conference Room (Handicapped Accessible)
    Use main Admissions door by elephant sculpture. Turn left at front desk; last room on right.
    This is a support group for men and women who have or had a family member, friend, or loved one who struggles with addiction.
    For more information dial (802) 860-8388.
  • Thursdays:
    Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 pm, in the Brattleboro Retreat Cafeteria
    Beginner's Meeting Steps 1, 2, and 3
    For men and women recovering from, or wanting to recover from, alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction.
    For more information dial (802) 257-5801.