(March 3, 2014) Michelle Villeneuve, LICSW, has been named by Social Work Today magazine as one of "10 Dedicated and Deserving Social Workers" for 2014. Villeneuve, who works at the Retreat's Birches program, was nominated by her Retreat colleague Daniel Rodrigues, LICSW. With March being Social Work Month, the recognition could not have been more timely.

"This recognition is extremely well deserved," said...»»

You're invited to a private screening of the Hungry Heart and a post-screening discussion.

Invited guests to this special screening include: judges, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, guardians ad litem, social workers, corrections officials, DCF personnel, therapists, educators, healthcare providers, as well as other human service professionals and public servants.


(September 20, 2013) The Brattleboro Retreat has been honored with an Energy Leadership Challenge Recognition Award from Efficiency Vermont for meeting energy conservation goals established for a two year period between July, 2011 and June, 2013.

The award was presented at a gathering sponsored by Efficiency Vermont held on Thursday, September 19, in the Grand Hall at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Vermont....»»

(August 8, 2013) More than 110 golfers played in picture perfect conditions Wednesday, August 7th to help make the Brattleboro Retreat’s 8th Annual Golf Tournament a swinging success. Held at the Brattleboro Country Club in Brattleboro, VT, the event raised $37,000 to benefit services for children and adolescents receiving care at the Retreat.

Proceeds from the Golf Tournament will provide exceptional opportunities...»»

(July 16, 2013) For adults struggling with chronic pain and the life challenges it can bring, the Brattleboro Retreat is pleased to offer a new wellness program that provides alternative approaches to traditional pain management techniques.

Designed as a short-term outpatient treatment program (small group sessions that meet three hours a day, twice a week), the new Mind-Body Pain Management Clinic...»»

(May 23, 2013) The Brattleboro Retreat's Outreach and Education Department and its Office of Development won five Lamplighter Awards at the New England Society for Healthcare Communicators (NESHCO) 2013 Spring Symposium held in Newport, RI, May 19-21. The awards are as follows:

  • Gold for "Brattleboro Retreat Fall Appeal 2012" in the Publications category
  • Gold for "Brattleboro Retreat Panoramic Photograph" in the Photography...»»

(May 6, 2013) On Saturday, May 4th, a team of seven current and former employees of the Brattleboro Retreat ran in support of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families as part of the 4th Annual
Run-Walk to Home Base Presented by New Balance.

The event raises funds for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, which serves returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families...»»

(April 9, 2013) Governor Peter Shumlin joined legislators, community leaders, consumers, advocates and staff members at the Brattleboro Retreat on Monday, April 8, for a ribbon cutting reception to mark the opening of the Retreat’s new Adult Intensive Unit. The renovated 14-bed unit is one component of a statewide strategy for replacing acute psychiatric services that were provided by the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury before Tropical...»»

(March 1, 2013) Jeffrey J. Morse, president and chief executive officer of River Valley Credit Union, has been elected to serve as the new Chair of the Brattleboro Retreat’s Board of Trustees. Jeff has served on the Retreat’s board since 2009, and is past chair of the Finance Committee. His tenure as Board Chair will run through 2016.

"For the past three years, Peter Sherlock has done a tremendous job of guiding the organization...»»

(Feb 14, 2013) On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the Brattleboro Retreat officially put its new electronic health record (EHR) into operation following months of intensive planning, preparation and staff training.

“This is a truly auspicious and critically important event for the Retreat,” said Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr., president and chief executive officer. “An electronic health record is a crucial component in modernizing patient...»»