Hannah’s House is a nonprofit, mental health resource center with offices in Waitsfield and Waterbury, Vermont. Hannah’s House promotes mental health for children, teens, adults and families by providing local access to high quality counseling, community outreach through education, and financial assistance for psychotherapy. Hannah’s House is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization funded entirely by donations and grants from the community, businesses, organizations and foundations.
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Join facilitators from Hannah’s House and the Mad River Valley Libraries for a three-part discussion of the book Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child by Telaina Erikson. We will meet at Hannah’s House in Waitsfield from 5:30-7:00 on three Thursdays: October 12, October 26, and November 9. Thanks to support from the Warren United Church, copies of the book will be provided to all who register. This program is free, but spaces are limited. Please register here.
Weekly Walk and Talk
Every Monday at 9:30 AM we meet behind Neck of the Woods on Meadow Road for a leisurely walk. Beat the isolation of living rurally and make new connections while enjoying the outdoors. This is open to all. Call us if you want to be added to that email listing.
“Keep your Guns Safe, Keep your people safe” is one of several messages Vermont leaders have shared recently to increase safety surrounding guns. Free gun locks have been made available to the public at many locations around the state. Hannah’s House in Waitsfield & Waterbury, Vermont now has gun locks available to anyone. Please contact Hannah’s House at 802-496-9715 or firstname.lastname@example.org to pick up a free gun lock. This website lists gun lock distribution sites throughout the state: https://www.justice.gov/usao-vt/gunsafe-vt
Hannah’s House is sponsoring a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Class on August 14th at the Waitsfield Town Office, 9am-4pm. This class is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Lunch will be provided and Hannah’s House will cover the costs for the course. The space is air conditioned. Two hours of pre-work on your own is required prior to the August 14th class.
Mental Health Crisis Assistance 24/7
Washington County Mental Health 24-hr Crisis Line: 802-229-0591 National Suicide Prevention: 988 VT Crisis Text Line: Text VT to 741741
Other help and services
- Updated info on Covid 19 in Vermont: healthvermont.gov
- MRV Food Shelf: (802) 496-8853 madrivervalleyfoodshelf.wordpress.com/
- MRV Community Fund: (802) 461-6241 mrvcommunityfund.org/
- General Info Assistance and Information: 211
- Department of Mental Health: mentalhealth.vermont.gov/corona-MH
In Response to COVID-19
Hannah’s House therapists are using Telemedicine to serve their clients and staff are responding to phone messages and emails from home. As part of the Mad River Valley’s Emergency Response services, Hannah’s House offers support, connection with vital resources throughout the community, and a friendly voice to help you find the information you need to help reduce the stress of this uncertain time. Please don’t hesitate to call 802-496-9715 or email email@example.com if you or those you care about are feeling overly stressed, isolated or anxious.