Brattleboro Community Alternatives Program (BCAP)

The NFI Brattleboro Community Alternatives Program (BCAP) was started in 1997 to address the needs of children ages 6 to 18 who had severe emotional and behavioral issues, and were having difficulty being successful at home, school, and in the community in this Southern Vermont region. The program currently serves children in the Brattleboro, Springfield, and surrounding areas.

BCAP offers a coordinated system of community based mental health services to children and families. The program accepts referrals from, and works closely with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Healthcare and Rehabilitative Services (HCRS), the local community mental health center. BCAP also coordinates with local service providers and community members.

The BCAP program is an intensive Wraparound service to children and families. The key elements of the program are intensive individualized case management, Community Skills Training, Medication assessment and management, Therapeutic Foster Care, and respite services. The program also offers a 24-hour crisis response to support children and parents after regular hours.

Recently due to the needs of our community partners BCAP has started working with children as young as three years old, mostly in foster care, to help support the children and families to maintain and preserve a successful placement.

Program Contact:

John Allen, Regional Director
1063 Western Ave, Suite 2
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Phone: 802.254.2558
Fax: 802.254.1388

Program Information:

  • Program Type: Community Based
  • Service Types: Behavioral Health Services
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Ages: 3-18 years old
  • Length of Stay: 6-24 months

Referring Agencies:

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