The Office of Outreach & Education is responsible for marketing, internal and external publications, electronic communications, media relations, and internal communications with the Retreat’s staff of more than 450 employees.
- Outreach & Education is located in the Brattleboro Retreat’s administration building on Anna Marsh Lane, P.O. Box 803, Brattleboro, Vermont, 05302.
- Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
- Communications Coordinator Mary Wilson can be reached at email@example.com or (802) 258-6737.
- For media assistance after hours, on holidays, or on weekends, please call the Brattleboro Retreat’s main number at 802-258-3737 and ask to have the administrator-on-call paged.
Overview of services:
We provide care for adults, adolescents, and children through the following services:
- inpatient hospitalization
- traditional outpatient counseling
- residential care (children only)
- partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Healthcare Professional/First Responders PHP/IOP
- TMS/Specialty Medication Clinic.
Key breakdowns (inpatient):
- Children's Inpatient: 12-bed unit
- Adolescent Inpatient: 22-bed unit
- Adult Inpatient (General Psychiatry): 24-bed unit
- Adult Inpatient (Co-occurring Disorders): 23-bed unit
- LGBT Adult Inpatient Program: 15-bed unit
- Vermont State Hospital Adult Inpatient Replacement: 14-bed unit
Key breakdowns (residential and partial hospital):
- Partial Hospital (adult): 30 patients
- Residential (children only ): 12 beds
- Founded in 1834
- More than 5500 people served in 2011 (includes inpatient, outpatient, residential and school programs)
- Licensed for 149 inpatient beds (currently operating 60 inpatient beds)
- Approximately 475 total staff
- Inpatient admissions in 2011 = 2,987
- Acute psychiatric inpatient days in 2011 = 28,961 (3.6 percent increase over 2010)
- Total outpatient (ambulatory) visits in 2011 = 30,129.
Vermont’s Hospital for Children:
The Retreat is the only Vermont hospital providing inpatient treatment for children and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse issues. Fifty-eight percent of the children and adolescents we serve come from all Vermont counties.
- May 25, 2023, Brattleboro Retreat Specialty Medication Clinic Introduces Esketamine Program for Treatment-Resistant Depression
- January 17, 2023, Brattleboro Retreat & Rescue Inc. Pilot New Transportation Program
- September 15, 2022, Brattleboro Retreat Introduces Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression
- April 15, 2021, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro Retreat, and Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital Launch the Community Health Needs Assessment survey for Windham County
- October 7, 2019, Brattleboro Retreat Appoints Gaurav Chawla, MD, CPE, as Chief Medical Officer
- June 18, 2019, Bombas Giving Program Donates 1500 Pairs of Socks to Retreat Patients in Need.
- March 26, 2019, Retreat's Employee Wellness Program Recognized by State of Vermont
- November 1, 2018, New Contract Boost RN Wages at Brattleboro Retreat Amid Nursing Shortage
- September 18, 2018, Tom Huebner Joins Retreat Board of Trustees
- October 3, 2017, Justin Johnson Joins Retreat Board of Trustees
- July 14, 2017, Nichols Named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Brattleboro Retreat
- October 6, 2017, Brattleboro Retreat appoints new head of nursing Meghan Baston
- March 7, 2016, Brattleboro Retreat Ranked 12th Largest Mental Health Provider in U.S.