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Established in 1985, Group Home is an intensive, therapeutic residential treatment program located in Burlington, Vermont. Our program focuses on the treatment of adolescents with trauma histories and on family therapy as an essential component of treatment. 

Group Home serves adolescents ranging in age from 13 to 18 years in a small, mixed gender group setting. Our capacity allows us to serve six clients at a time, with a staffing ratio of one adult to two clients. Successful stays for residents typically average from one year to eighteen months. Our residents attend public or alternative schools in the local community, participate regularly in group and individual activities in the community, and spend some of their free time out with friends and family.

We offer comprehensive clinical assessment, peer-milieu treatment, individual and family therapy, psychiatry, case management and discharge planning.

Staff maintain structure, consistency and predictability in day-to-day interventions. There are clear processes/protocols to maintain safety for staff and residents alike when a challenge and/or crisis arises. Program decisions and program norms are intended to provide a safe, caring, respectful living environment, and promote a positive peer culture. 

Referrals to our program come through either the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Education, or the Department for Children and Families and must be pre- approved by the Vermont Case Review Committee. 

Program Information

  • Program Type: Residential
  • Service Types: Behavioral Health Services
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Capacity: 6
  • Ages: 13-18 years old
  • Length of Stay: 12 Months (average)

Program Contact

Jennifer Heintz, Program Director
405 South Willard Street
Burlington, VT 05401

  • Phone: 802.658.2441
  • fax: 802.864.3857

Referring Agencies

  • Department of Mental Health (DMH)
  • Department of Children and Families (DCF)