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Encourage resilience
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Providing Innovative Mental Health and Educational Services to Vermont's Children and Families

Northeastern Family Institute, VT (NFI VT) is a private, nonprofit agency that serves Vermont families whose children struggle with severe emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. The majority of children who come to NFI have a history of not functioning well at home, in school and in the community. Our strength is in joining together with families and guardians to help Vermont’s children manage behaviors and live safe and successful lives.

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Educational Programs

Five licensed schools providing trauma-informed integrated special education and mental health services to K-12 students.

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Community-Based Programs

Creative services focused on the unique needs, strengths, and values identified by the families and youths we serve.

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Residential Programs

Mental health treatment in home-like settings, ranging from intensive long-term treatment to crisis stabilization.

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Foster Care

You can make a difference in the life of a child!

Therapeutic Foster Families are an integral part of our team as they join us in creating successful treatment environments for youth in their homes.

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What’s Happening

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Brattleboro Community Alternatives Program and DBT House UndertakingsJul 02, 2019

As the Brattleboro Community Alternatives Program (BCAP) and the DBT House are moving into the summer two new undertakings have started. Given the work our programs do with children to improve their futures, and all the news concerning the impact of climate change a group of interested staff volunteered to form a “Green Group”.  Their […]

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NFI Massachusetts Announces New Executive DirectorDec 12, 2018

NFI Massachusetts Appoints Lydia Todd as Executive Director DANVERS, MA, – Today, Lydia Todd, a resident of Peabody and a Newton Native, was appointed as executive director for NFI Massachusetts, Inc., after more than 30 years of professional work in human services and criminal justice. Lydia is replacing Steven Hahn who served as the agency’s […]