About Hannah’s House

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.

The 2023 Fundraising Campaign

Is well underway with a goal of raising $150,000 by Dec. 31st to help support mental health services for the Mad River Valley & the Waterbury area. Thanks to our generous donors, we are one third of the way to our goal and welcome your support to help reach the top. To find out more about the fundraiser and donate, click here.

To see how donations were used last year, click here to view the 2022 Impact report

Call Hannah’s House at 802-496-9715.  Visit Facebook for Updates

Current Offerings:



Join facilitators from Hannah’s House and the Mad River Valley Libraries for a two-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 two Thursdays: November 9 & November 16. 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. 




Free Gun Locks

“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 info@hannahshousevt.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


August 8, 2022 at Waitsfield UCC 9am-2pm FREEYouth Mental Health First Aid Class

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.

Reserve your spot by responding to this post, emailing Chrissy at cjrivers@madriver.com or calling 802-496-9715.

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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

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 chrissy@hannahshousevt.org  if you or those you care about are feeling overly stressed, isolated or anxious.