Quarterly Update
2022 Free Offerings Implemented to date

  • Organized & sponsored community Youth Mental Health First Aid Class
  • Year-round, weekly "Walk & Talk" Group
  • Outreach/info booth at Do-Good Festival at National Life of VT (6,500 people)
  • 5-Week Therapy Group Series for ages 6yr -11yr on our wait list
  • 3-Month Weekly Wellness Series at Harwood Union High School
  • Buddy Program ~ Introduced 8th graders to current 11th graders
  • Sponsored 5 students to attend Adventure Running Camp at Harwood
  • Coordinated NAMI VT "Ending the Silence" presentation at middle school
  • Coordinated drug & alcohol counselor visit with Harwood students
  • Quarterly Parenting Group Series
  • Yoga Series for All HUUSD Teachers
  • On-Site Massage for 250 HUUSD Teachers
  • Therapy Puppy Visit to HUUSD schools
  • Co-sponsored effort to provide funds to get local youth into summer programs

Recent & Upcoming Programs
Training Success!
Our August Youth Mental Health First Aid Class offering was a success! This group of local neighbors learned how to help adolescents (age 12-18) experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or who might be in crisis. Topics covered included anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. We thank Cara & Heather from Washington County Mental Health Services for providing the training as well as Rev. Mark Wilson for donating the beautiful space at the Waitsfield United Church of Christ. We are currently working with Harwood to bring a Teen Mental Health First Aid Class to high school students.
Community support offered this fall
Supporting Our Teachers

We are working again this fall with Mountain Rose Integrative Wellness in Waitsfield to provide all teachers and staff in our school district with yoga after school. We recognize that reducing stress is key for maintaining physical and emotional health.
Upcoming Group Therapy

Transforming Anxiety with Megan Bisbee, LCMHC

These are closed, limited-session, confidential therapy groups based on one topic (anxiety, depression, grief, etc.) that the group members share. Each group session includes psychoeducation, skill building in emotional regulation and introspection, mindfulness techniques, journaling, and art therapeutic interventions.
News from Our Team
Welcome Katie!
Meet the newest addition to our team! Hannah’s House is pleased to introduce Katie Fennelly as our Intern for the rest of 2022. Katie will be working under the supervision of Heidi Robbins to gain valuable experience working with a range of individuals during her semester long practicum. Katie is currently a student at Antioch University New England working towards a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Supervised practice is the part of the education and training process where clinicians get to start applying their knowledge from the classroom to gain practical skills through experience. Katie is excited to refine her clinical skills while serving our community.

Hannah's House is the November recipient

Shaw's in Waitsfield will donate a portion of each reusable bag purchased to Hannah's House for the month of November! Last year this effort yielded $250!

Thank you to Shaw's and the Mad River Valley community!
Expanding Our Team
Neurofeedback Sessions
We are happy to provide NeurOptimal brain training sessions in our Waitsfield office. In addition to our staff, two of our board members are now trained in administering to clients. Sessions are $40 each or $170 for five sessions. Call Hannah's House to make an appointment 802-496-9715.

An innovative solution we are following:
Montpelier School District Offers Free Mental Health Support

The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the well-being of those who work and learn in schools. To help them, Montpelier Roxbury Public Schools recently started a new program that provides free mental health support to people in...

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Thanks to all who generously contributed to the 2021 Campaign - Special Recognition to:
$5,000 + Donations
  • Sugarbush Resort
  • Warren United Church
  • Anonymous
  • Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • Fairfield County's Community Foundation
  • Kingsbury Construction
  • Lawson's Finest Liquids
  • Mark Hovanasian Foundation
  • Moore Design Builders
  • National Life Foundation
  • S&C Harvest Foundation

$2,500+ Donations
  • Alpino Vino
  • rk Miles
  • Stephen & Jane Fried
  • Vanguard Charitable Fund
  • Vermont Mutual
  • Von Trapp Greenhouse
  • Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom
  • Warren Store/The Pitcher Inn

Want to learn more about Hannah's House?
Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated; many thanks.
Hannah's House is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting mental health.
Visit hannahshousevt.org for information or call 802-496-9715
PO Box 217
859 Old Country Road
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Resources to use if you or someone
you know is contemplating suicide:  
  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988 (call or text)  
  • Crisis Text Line: text “VT” to 741741 
  • Pathways Vermont Support Line: (833) VT-TALKS (call or text)  
  • NAMI HelpLine: Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text "HelpLine" to 62640, or email helpline@nami.org (Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.—10 p.m.) 
  • Professional Counseling or Therapy   
  • NAMI Vermont Connection Peer Support Groups (online): namivt.org/support-groups/peer-support  
  • NAMI Vermont Family Support Groups (online and in-person): namivt.org/support-groups/family-support