About Clara Martin Center – People Helping People

Clara Martin Center is a community based, non-profit organization that provides acute and long-term behavioral health care and substance abuse services. Clara Martin Center (formerly known as Orange County Mental Health Services, Inc.) was founded in 1966. Our roots stem from local clergy and social service professionals who saw a need for supportive counseling services in the community as an alternative to placement of persons at the Vermont State Hospital.

Our Services

Clara Martin Center provides diverse community mental health services in unique and innovative ways that allow individuals to access the right services when they are needed. Clara Martin Center’s programs serve children and families, and individuals coping with behavioral challenges, emotional stress, mental illness, alcohol and other drug problems. Services are confidential and include, (but are not limited to):

  • Counseling
  • Psychiatric services
  • Consultations
  • Short term crisis intervention
  • Education for families related to emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Evaluations
  • Respite care
  • Housing
  • Assistance in obtaining disability benefits
  • Help with finding and keeping employment
  • Outreach and home-based services
  • Alcohol and drug treatment
  • A walk-in clinic
  • 24 hour emergency service system.

Clara Martin Center

Ayers Brook

24 South Main

Safe Haven/Chris's Place

East Valley Academy

Bradford Main Site

Bradford Farmhouse

Chelsea Clinic



(802) 728-4466

Melanie Gidney - [email protected]



P.O. Box G, 11 North Main Street Randolph, VT 05060


Clara Martin Center
11 North Main Street, Randolph, VT 05060

Ayers Brook
35 Ayers Brook Road, Randolph, VT 05060

24 South Main
24 South Main Street Randolph, VT 05060

Safe Haven/Chris's Place
4 Highland Ave. Randolph, VT 05060
Safe Haven: 728-4466 x359
Chris's Place: 728-4466 x367

East Valley Academy
PO Box 237 (579 VT Rte 14 So) East Randolph, VT 05041

Bradford Main Site
P.O. Box 278 (1483 Lower Plain) Bradford, VT 05033

Bradford Farmhouse
1740 Lower Plain Bradford, VT 05033

Chelsea Clinic
356 VT Rte 110 Chelsea, VT

39 Fogg Farm Rd, P.O. Box 816 Wilder, VT 05088

Outcomes & Innovations

Client Satisfaction Survey (2017):

97.61% reported they are treated with respect and dignity, 93.8% said the services they received made a difference, and 7.4 out of 10 would refer a family member or friend to Clara Martin Center.

Access Development:

Ease of accessing services: the individual meets directly with a clinician for the intake, the two start immediately focusing on building a therapeutic relationship, and working to identify treatment goals that are informed by the individual’s desires for care. At the conclusion of this clinical intake, the client leaves with a follow up appointment scheduled and a treatment plan already begun.

Zero Suicide:

The agency has undertaken efforts to evaluate points across the continuum of care where clients that may be experiencing thoughts of suicide can be better identified and supports provided to assist through periods of crisis.

Cultural Diversity:

The Clara Martin Center is committed to supporting culturally competent practices in order to fully appreciate and treat all clients effectively.

Workforce Development and Training:

Clara Martin Center invests in developing staff to their highest potential and promoting from within whenever possible.

Community Partnerships:

  • Municipalities
  • Area schools and school districts
  • Local health centers and independent primary care providers
  • Law Enforcement Agencies: VT State Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept., Local police departments
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Safeline and Community Action
  • Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services: Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services works collaboratively with Clara Martin Center, Howard Center for Human Services and Washington County Mental Health to provide substance abuse treatment services in Central Vermont.
  • Collaborative Solutions Corporation: Second Spring is a licensed Level III Care Home offering nursing and psychiatric services, as well as clinical, vocational and case management services. Second Spring has facilities in Williamstown and Westford, Vermont..
  • Capstone: Provides comprehensive services to help Vermont families and individuals meet basic needs such as food, shelter and transportation.
  • Chelsea Health Center: Provides family medicine, routine and acute health care for the community.
  • Green Mountain United Way
  • Rural Community Transportation
  • Stagecoach: Public transportation services to all people within the central Vermont area.
  • Upper Valley Services: Provides opportunity, support, and assistance to people with developmental disabilities.
  • White River Craft Center: Promotes self-help for individuals through stewardship and appreciation of traditional crafts.