Our original property, the former President’s House of Goddard College, still serves as our primary residential and clinical building. “The Inn” houses up to 12 co-ed residents in comfortable double or single rooms and features several single-occupant bathrooms. Public areas– including a TV room, living and dining rooms, and a multi-purpose basement activity space– are comfortably furnished and decorated with a home-like feel. Residents are encouraged to bring decorations and other items to personalize their rooms. Inn residents also have access to a large meeting/activity space in our Annex and our Art Studio, which contains creative work space and ample mixed-media art supplies for use in groups on individually.
Housing Continuum: The Annex
Residents who have completed a successful period at The Inn can apply to progress along our housing continuum. Residents who have been making good progress and demonstrate readiness for increased independence can apply to transition to one of our three supported on-site Annex apartments. Residents living in The Annex continue to receive comprehensive treatment services and engage in programming, but have some added schedule flexibility, use of their own kitchen, increased access to their technology, etc. Residents at The Annex attend Transitions Group and Independent Living Seminars to gain extra support and skill building for living more independently.
Housing Continuum: Greatwood Lodge
Residents who demonstrate significant readiness for independence and who are working or attending school may apply to step up to Greatwood Lodge, our unstaffed group living house located 5 minutes from the main
campus. Greatwood residents still receive individual services and attend a limited number of groups, but are often engaged in other obligations, such as classes or jobs, for a significant portion of their week. Greatwood Lodge residents continue to attend Transitions Group and Independent Living Seminars for support.
Housing Continuum: Independent Apartment Program
Occasionally, residents who have demonstrated excellent program participation and strong potential for success in the local community choose to apply to our Independent Apartment Program before discharging from Spruce Mountain. If approved, these residents move into fair-market rental housing in the local community but continue to receive a reduced level of therapeutic supports from Spruce to ensure their successful transition to independent living. Other residents choose to discharge to school, home communities, or other destinations that fit with their goals. We are happy to help with referrals for aftercare services in other locations outside of Central Vermont once services from Spruce Mountain Inn have ended.