Gould Farm

Website:

www.gouldfarm.org
Address: PO Box 157, 100 Gould Road, Monterey, Massachusetts 01245-0157
Email: admissions@gouldfarm.org
Phone: (413) 528-1804, Fax: (413) 528-5051

Contact: Donna Burkhart

Gould Farm comprises:

•  A therapeutic residential community (since 1913) for adults who are coping with mental illness. 
•  A  650 acre working farm located in western Massachusetts
•  Continuum of care options in the Boston area

Conceptual Model and Philosophy:

•  Gould Farm provides opportunities for its ‘guests’ to address individual treatment goals within the context of a respectful community environment. 
•  At Gould Farm, people coping with the symptoms of schizophrenia, schizo-affective or bipolar disorders, depression or related psychiatric conditions integrate work, personal relationships and self-care as manageable challenges.
•  Recovery is a process of gaining inner strengths and skills to take greater responsibility for one’s own well-being.

Gould Farm’s Program:

•  Strong clinical team supports including weekly individual counseling, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills groups and medication management.
•  Gould Farm work program caring for the farm animals, gardens and grounds, providing for all the common functions of the community, and managing Roadside, a classic New England café. 
•  An experienced residential team
•  Recreational and community activities

After an average stay of between six and nine months, many guests move on in Gould Farm’s Continuum of Care to step-down programs in the Boston area.  There, clients live in a group setting and receive therapeutic supports while returning to school or work.  Long-term extended community arrangements are available when clients have built up adequate outside structures and have secured housing.