Life at Pearce House

Pearce House is a three-bed independent therapeutic residence based on WRAP (Wellness Action Recovery Program) principles. Our program strives to meet our residents where they are, rather than where others think they should be. The goal at Pearce House, and Collaborative Solutions in general, is to provide our residents with every opportunity to direct their own recovery.

Pearce House is unique in its holistic approach and the way we partner with each person with whom we are privileged to work. We create a customized treatment plan for each resident as we help them heal, create change and develop new strategies for moving forward. In this they are supported by a compassionate and experienced staff. We offer participants a refuge where they can focus on their clinical work, contemplative practices, life skills, and wellness.

The family-like atmosphere that exists at Pearce House is the driving therapeutic practice that provides increased quality of life and continued growth.


Residents live in individual rooms or a self-sufficient apartment while participating in a program of therapeutic activities, supportive relationships, and psychiatric treatment.

Our Location

Phone: 802-433-5328
Fax: 802-433-5425

Common Areas

At our residence, participants live communally. They manage their space, prepare meals and clean common areas together in a manner similar to home. The group setting provides a safe space to recognize and work on building relationships and recognizing maladaptive behavior patterns. Residents identify and build on strengths to create new patterns that will guide their journey toward wellness. Our program’s home-like atmosphere and a strong sense of community, help residents build self-esteem, develop relationships, and improve life skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visitation is a right for all residents. Prior notification of the visitation is preferred because all residents in the facility have a right to privacy and confidentiality. All visits occur between 8 AM and 8 PM and will follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control, Vermont Department of Health, and the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living. We are observing COVID-19 protocols that were put in place during the pandemic and notifying us before your visit can provide critical information to help keep visitors as well as residents safe and healthy.

Our Program continues to observe the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention in accordance with current virus activity and the vaccination rates in the community. These measures are updated daily and are guided by principles laid out by the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living. Collaborative Solutions Corporation leadership and the multidisciplinary team meet weekly to fine-tune compliance with the recommendations in this guide as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about our COVID Protocols.

Residents at our residences are adults that come from all walks of life who are transitioning from hospitalization to the community during their stays. All have the opportunity to share their skills with us by taking on a few tasks, such as cleaning, washing dishes, and running groups. They will be compensated for their efforts by Vermont Psychiatric Survivors. Others have the opportunity to hold jobs offsite and so earn a paycheck from their respective employers.

Our facilities provide residents with the opportunity to connect with the greater community. These opportunities take different shapes. Besides medical or therapeutic appointments, residents can attend church services, go to a gym, and take a short trips to buy groceries, clothes, or other items to make their stays more comfortable. Sometimes we can provide residents an opportunity to leave the facility just for a change of scenery. We can help residents plan visits with family or friends and will provide transportation within reasonable limits to make these possible. Depending on the resident’s stage of recovery, family and friends might make different arrangements for travel.

Collaborative Solutions acknowledges the integral role that nutrition plays in recovery. Often those who are most vulnerable face food insecurity and malnourishment, and these become further obstacles to overcome. More and more, studies are showing the correlation among mental health, physical health and the food choices we make.  We make every effort to understand our residents’ choices around nutrition and encourage one healthy choice at a time through menu planning and one-on-one interactions, understanding that what we put into our bodies affects the core of our beings. Through a program of engagement, education, and empowerment, we help our residents take ownership of choices that have such a powerful effect on our mental and physical health. 

Our kitchens offer healthy choices for lunch and dinner prepared daily, as well as a hot breakfast 3 mornings a week. We keep a well-stocked pantry of cold breakfast choices and healthy snacks. A nourishing snack is offered after lunch and after dinner. We invite our residents to engage in menu planning and meal preparation while offering opportunities to learn how to cook for those who would are interested. Second Spring is able to accommodate food preferences as well as allergies. We work with our staff and residents to plan around their specific needs.