Shelburne House

NFI Shelburne House is a residential program with a 1:1 staff to client ratio, providing intensive individualized treatment to young people between the ages of 13-18.  We are a three-bed facility located on two acres in Williston, Vermont with ample outside space for exploration and play.  NFI Shelburne House specializes in treating young people and their families in an effort to help them heal from developmental trauma.  Our goal is to assist clients and families to identify what they want for their lives, and to help them take the appropriate steps to reach their goals.  We understand that not all of our clients have involved families. In these cases, we work to identify longer term natural supports who can be in their lives beyond their engagement in treatment, such as mentors, foster parents, kinship, and adoptive families.

We operate from a strengths-based perspective, and believe our clients and their families are the experts on their lives.  We offer individual, group and family therapy, 24-hour therapeutic milieu support, case management and psychopharmacology.  Treatment focuses are individualized but often focus on emotional regulation, healthy relationships, daily living and social skills, healthy community integration, self-esteem, and discharge planning.  Since we are a community-based setting, ideal referrals are clients who have developed the ability to manage their own safety and stay safe towards others.

Our referral sources are the Department for Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH).  All clients referred to Shelburne House must go through the Case Review Committee (CRC) approval process.  If you believe Shelburne House might be the right treatment program for a young person in your care, please contact the Program Director to discuss fit and next steps.

Program Contact:

Corrine Mertz, Program Director

Phone: 802.859.9112
Fax: 802.859.9113

Program Information:

  • Program Type: Residential
  • Service Types: Behavioral Health Services
  • Gender: Male
  • Capacity: 3
  • Ages: 12-18 years old
  • Length of Stay: 1-2 years

Referring Agencies:

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