Spring Lake Ranch is an intensive farm-based residential treatment program for adults who struggle with mental health and often, co-occurring addiction issues. Based in the beautiful mountains of Vermont, we help dozens of people every year regain control of their lives and their futures through our work-centered therapy and clinical programs.
Farm Based Residential Treatment Program
About the Program
For nearly a century, work therapy has been at the center of our residential treatment program. Daily tasks of feeding and caring for animals, planting seeds and harvesting vegetables, building barns and constructing furniture, or tapping trees and splitting firewood all provide structure and routine through meaningful work.
Participation in the Work Program also allows residents to build and foster confidence and self-efficacy by seeing projects through from start to finish while having therapeutic conversations with staff and other residents during the entire process.Read More
Who We Serve
Spring Lake Ranch is a long term residential program (6 mos.+) for adults who struggle with mental health and often, co-occurring addiction issues. We are not a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Applicants with substance use issues must have at least 30 days clean and sober to be admitted and must be able to agree to stay clean and sober throughout our program.
Time and again, our residents and their families find that an intensive stay in an alternative residential treatment program like Spring Lake Ranch can best situate them to meet their long-term goals.Read More
Why Choose Spring Lake Ranch?
Since 1932, the Ranch has believed and put in practice the principle that working at something meaningful to you can bring you a sense of purpose that will anchor you. Work-centered therapy provides meaningful activity that expands your sense of self-worth by adding to your skills and helping you accomplish goals and feel good about yourself.Read More