Spruce Mountain Inn

Where You'll Live


The Inn

“The Inn” (which once served as the residence for Goddard College’s president) serves as our primary residential and clinical building. The Inn houses up to 12 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. Residents living at The Inn also have access to the amenities located in The Annex. The Annex is a building located directly across from The Inn. It houses a meeting room, group/TV room, art studio, and three of our five independent living apartments.

Spruce Mountain Inn

Residential treatment is an immersive, community-based approach that has the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment. The benefits of residential treatment for anxiety/depression/OCD include:

Independent Living Programs

A central focus of treatment at Spruce Mountain Inn is related to supporting increased independence. Residents gain and practice a variety of skills relevant to living independently, such as:

  • money and medication management.
  • transportation skills.
  • finding employment.
  • culinary skills.
  • maintaining a clean living space.
  • practicing personal safety.
  • self-advocacy skills.
  • maintaining healthy personal routines.

As they work their way through the program and begin mastering new skills, residents progress from living in the main residence to living in the on-site Annex apartments. This step allows residents to progress and experience greater levels of freedom and responsibility while remaining engaged with the familiar Spruce community.

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Residential treatment is an immersive, community-based approach that has the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment. The benefits of residential treatment for anxiety/depression/OCD include:

The Apartments

Residents who have completed a successful period at The Inn can apply to transition to one of our five supported on-site Annex and Walker Lane apartments. Qualified residents will have been making good progress and will have demonstrated readiness for increased independence. Residents who live in The Annex or in Walker Lane continue to receive comprehensive treatment services and engage in program activities but have some added schedule flexibility. They will have the use of their own kitchen and private bathroom, as well as increased access to their technology, and potential for independent management of money and medication, etc.

Residential treatment is an immersive, community-based approach that has the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment. The benefits of residential treatment for anxiety/depression/OCD include:

Spruce Mountain Inn's Greatwood Lodge

Greatwood Lodge Program

When a resident is ready for a greater degree of independence, he/she/they will have the opportunity of moving into Greatwood Lodge. Greatwood Lodge is an unstaffed five- bedroom home, located approximately five minutes from our main campus. The Lodge serves as a group living arrangement for participants who demonstrate readiness to move from the apartments to a more independent living situation.

When a resident moves from the on-campus apartments into Greatwood Lodge, the daily rate decreases from $395/day to $265/day. This increased level of independence means a resident will be engaged in obligations such as attending classes or holding a job for a significant portion of their week. A resident at Greatwood Lodge continues to receive support by having access to:

  • weekly individual therapy
  • weekly family therapy and case-management
  • weekly meeting with their support worker
  • weekly meeting with the career-education development coordinator
  • weekly meetings with addictions counselor – when indicated
  • two group therapy sessions per week
  • up to five psycho-educational/experiential groups per week
  • up to three lunches at the Inn
  • up to three dinners at the Inn
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Testimonials


Spruce Mountain Inn truly saved my life and gave me a perspective on life that I never knew existed. Spruce will never be a cure, but it is the foundation on which we can all have the ability to live a good life. When I saw the Program with my own two eyes, I felt like there was truly help and hope for me. Everyone must understand that the program isn’t going to work unless you work it. There is a beautiful life after treatment, and I highly recommend living it instead of just existing. If you have the courage to go to treatment, you have the ability to grow and be better
Alumni from NY
Thank goodness there are people in this world like yourselves , who are so dedicated to helping people like our son and families like ours, who are in dire need. Thank you for all that you are and all that you do.
Family from Vermont
There are very few places that have provided the quality work with young adults that you have done at Spruce Mountain. The number of clients who have benefitted from Spruce are in the thousands and I credit you for establishing a place where they could get the help they needed.
Martha Moses, MAT, Certified Educational Planner from Florida
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Testimonials


I do not have the words to adequately thank you and the other member of my son’s team for all you have done for our family. But not for you folks, odds are that he would not even be alive today. I am grateful that he has found his voice and the confidence to more competently handle his circumstances. This has been brought about by the loving, skillful guidance he received from the very special people at Spruce Mountain.
Parent, Indiana
When I came to the Inn, I was really skeptical that anything would help me. I fell apart twice in college and was eventually forced home on a medical leave. I got a new therapist and psychiatrist and was in an intensive outpatient program, but none of it was enough for me to feel better and do better. I had very little confidence that a residential program would help. At the time, it seemed like the “least bad option” to me. I worked with an educational consultant and looked at four programs before choosing Spruce Mountain Inn. The Inn program looked like a well-oiled machine; they knew what to do and did it all.
Resident, New York
It gave me great inner strength and peace to know that my child was in a safe and nurturing environment. You helped me re-establish faith and trust in my daughter. You have offered me and my daughter a new beginning.
Parent, Maryland
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Why Residential Treatment


Residential treatment programs have the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment. Our program is designed to be immersive and community-based.

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The benefits of residential treatment include:


24-hour access to a seasoned team of caring, professional staff.

Full immersion in a supportive community with other young people working to overcome similar challenges.

The opportunity to experience a fresh environment, break habits, and escape triggers experienced in a typical living situation.

The opportunity to work, build life-skills, and contribute creatively in a controlled, supportive setting.

Moderating the use of technology and social media, the overuse of which may fuel anxiety and depression.

Family therapy and parent coaching (for parents and other affected family members) to help improve communication, foster cooperation, and facilitate healthy respect among family members.

Learn more about our approach to residential treatment.

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