…a statewide peer-run organization with a focus on support, education and advocacy…
VPS is located at 1 Scale Avenue, Suite 52 (Building 14), Rutland, VT 05701
Contact the office at: 802-775-6834
Warm Line at: 1-800-564-2106
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc. (VPS) recently celebrated its’ 20th year of providing and promoting a wide array of peer services throughout Vermont. We continue to be a grassroots organization, encouraging and empowering people to take the steps necessary to create a healthier Vermont for all. VPS is a statewide organization whose focus is on advocacy, education, and support. These goals are accomplished through a variety of smaller programs and initiatives, which range from the publication of Counterpoint (a mental health quarterly), outreach services, statewide patient representatives, education and wellness training, and warm line support to the recent Vermont Peer Leadership Retreat. VPS is a proud member of the Wellness Workforce Coalition.
VPS is thankful to Linda Corey, former Executive Director, for her long dedication “to the movement to empower all people” and her service with the organization. Linda was recognized with the Leadership Award at Vermont’s Mental Health Advocacy Day in February 2014, which honors the Vermonters who have made a difference in the lives of others, who embody the spirit of service, support excellence in mental health care, reduce stigma, and renew wellness.
“From your lived example of love and dedicated service you continue to be a force in the forefront of a movement to empower all people. Truly a pioneer, you protect the rights of others. You have given a voice to those who had no voice. You have advocated in a fierce yet friendly way. Truly a survivor, you are witness to a changing world and a changing mental health care system. For your leadership, perseverance, and courage, we honor you.”
Are you a VPS member? Not sure? Would you like to be? Please visit our membership page.
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