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Area Debut of Documentary on Eating Disorders Set for October 27th at Latchis Theatre

BRATTLEBORO, VT (October 10, 2016)—The Brattleboro Retreat is proud to sponsor the local debut of All of Me, a new Kingdom County Productions documentary film on eating disorders by award-winning filmmaker Bess O’Brien. The film will be shown at the Latchis Theatre on Thursday, October 27, at 7:00 pm.

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(September 23, 2016)—The Brattleboro Retreat is pleased to announce the appointment of two new trustees, Kate O’Connor and Adam Grinold (pictured from left to right with Board Chair Elizabeth Catlin far right), who officially joined the hospital’s board of directors on Friday, September 23rd .

Brattleboro resident Kate O’Connor currently serves as the executive director of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce and the...»»

(September 12, 2016) The recently released Let's Grow Kids report "Stalled at the Start: Vermont's Child Care Challenge" highlighted many reasons why there is a need for quality child care programs in Vermont. Retreat President and CEO Louis Josephson wrote an Op-Ed in response to this report that was published by the Burlington Free Press....»»

(August 26,2016) Retreat President and CEO Louis Josephson recently wrote an Op-Ed in response to the recent spike in heroin overdoses in Vermont this month and the continued need to provide support and options to people who struggle with opioid addiction. Josephson's Op-Ed was published by the Brattleboro Reformer. ...»»

(August, 23, 2016) Led by the incredible fundraising efforts of 78 Ride Champions, the 7th Annual Ride for Heroes netted more than $43,000 to support the Retreat's Uniformed Service Program (USP), far surpassing the previous record of $27,000 from 2015. Top fundraising Ride Champions included Colin Young, Marc Bourgeois, Terry Emond, and Ed Martin with the Red Knights the highest fundraising team.

The Ride for Heroes is an...»»

(August 5, 2016)—More than 100 golfers played under sunny skies at the Brattleboro Country Club on Wednesday, August 3rd, to help make the Brattleboro Retreat’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament a record-setting success.

With fundraising revenue marking an all-time high in the tournament’s history, the event netted more than $50,000 for the Brattleboro Retreat’s programs for children and adolescents. Tournament proceeds help fund...»»

(June 22, 2016) The May/June 2016 edition of Corrections Forum (a magazine for prison and jail management professionals) includes an in-depth story on correctional officer (CO) burnout that features our own Susan Balaban, Ph.D., director of the Brattleboro Retreat's Uniformed Service Program. There are approximately 500,000 COs in the U.S. who are charged with overseeing a growing prison population that currently...»»

(June 14, 2016) The Brattleboro Retreat will begin hosting a weekly outdoor farm stand on the front lawn of hospital’s campus starting Tuesday, June 21.

The farm stand will be open to the public and will be held throughout the growing season on Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm.

Fresh vegetables from New Leaf Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm located in Dummerston, VT will be for sale.  This new...»»

(May 10, 2016) A group of approximately 40 employees and community members gathered on the grounds if the Retreat Cemetery on Tuesday, May 10, for a ceremony to mark the completion of a $10,000 restoration project funded by a gift from the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation in honor of former Retreat trustee Julie Peterson. A combination of decades of harsh winter weather combined with occasional vandalism had seen the historic resting place...»»

(May 9, 2016) Retreat President and CEO Louis Josephson recently wrote an Op-Ed in response to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing suicide rates in the U.S. are at a 30 year high. Josephson's Op-Ed was published in by several Vermont media outlets including VT Digger. Here is a link...»»