What is Soteria Vermont?
At the end of July 2012, Pathways Vermont received word that its proposal to develop a residence based on Dr. Loren Mosher's original Soteria House had been selected and approved by the Department of Mental Health.
Initial development staff began preliminary work on the project in October 2012.
Soteria Vermont will be a five-bed residence for individuals experiencing an early experience of psychosis and will utilize a cautious and limited approach to the use of psychiatric medication.
The Vermont residence will be loosely based on the original Soteria house, which operated in California in the 1970s. Soteria California demonstrated the power and importance of authentic
interpersonal relationships in navigating the types of human distress we formally recognize as "psychosis".
Pathways Vermont is honored by this opportunity to be part of such an important moment in the history of community mental health in Vermont.
Soteria Vermont is expected to open in early 2014.