The office of Outreach & Education is responsible for marketing, internal and external publications, electronic communications (including the Brattleboro Retreat website) 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 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
  • The department can be reached during regular business hours by emailing
  • 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.
Retreat Fast Facts

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).

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 with dormatory option
  •     Residential (children only ): 12 beds
  •     Uniformed Service Program (adult partial hospital): 16 patients with option for overnight accommodations.

 Key statistics:

  •     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.