We Empower Young Women

Here at “ORC”, our mission is to inspire and empower young women ages 12-18. No matter what circumstances brought you here, our hope is to provide a supportive and safe environment where individuals can learn new skills and develop healthy and productive lives at their own pace.

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Who We Are

Onion River Crossroads (ORC) is a community based treatment program located in Montpelier, Vermont. We offer specialized support to girls and young women with behavioral and emotional issues.

Learn more about ORC’s Mission on our Program Description page.

What We Do

We offer a community based treatment for young women who need a highly structured program with round the clock supervision. We work to provide young women a safe, stable, home while they build strength and skills that prepare them to reach their goals and shape their futures.

How We Work

We use a non-punitive Value Based Therapeutic Environment (VBTE) model of care. We teach Pro-social behaviors as alternatives to antisocial behaviors. We provide a common set of values, skills, therapeutic activities and intervention tools. Our six values include: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Empowerment, Compassion, and Spirituality.

“It's amazing what we can accomplish when we're in it together.”

~ Essie