Adult Intensive Program

When it comes to providing care for Vermont's high-needs adult psychiatric patients, the Brattleboro Retreat's Adult Intensive Unit (AIU) offers the finest in 21st-century design and safety.

Opened in April, 2013, the Retreat's Adult Intensive Program is a 14-bed, secure unit that offers acutely ill patients a level of advanced psychiatric inpatient care that's unsurpassed in the nation.

What to Expect

Our AIU is a state-of-the-art unit offering:
  • single bedrooms
  • 9600 square feet of total space
  • adult low stimulation area (ALSA)
  • custom-engineered windows, doors, flooring, and fixtures to ensure a beautiful and safe environment of care
  • large and small group activity rooms
  • internet access
  • a private dining area
  • a visitor's room
  • access to a secure outdoor courtyard designed on the model of an English garden
  • panoramic views of the Retreat campus and Retreat Meadows.
Treatment & Philosophy

The overarching goal of the Adult Intensive Program is to support patients in living independently while making local services and resources more readily available.

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