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Burlington's Soteria House: An Alternate Model For Mental Health Treatment

For several years, the mental health community awaited the opening of a Burlington facility calledSoteria. It's a homelike space for people experiencing their first psychotic break - and often people who don't want to go on medication.

It's a very small group home setting. People typically stay for several months, and it's been open for about a year. LauraSisson, a member of theSoteriadevelopment team at Pathways Vermont, told JaneLindholmabout the philosophy behindSoteriaand how the program has been going.

Copyright 2016 Vermont Public Radio

Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer, and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. Until March 2021, she was the host of the award-winning Vermont Public Radio program Vermont Edition.
Sam Gale Rosen is a producer for Vermont Edition. He started at VPR in 2015 and previously worked at WBUR as a producer for On Point.

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