ABOUT LUND RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAM
For more than 125 years, the behavioral health and human services agency known currently as Lund has provided family-centered support to women, children, and men in Vermont. Initially founded as a maternity home, the agency now offers substance use and mental health disorder treatment, long-term residential rehab and transitional housing in Burlington, and an array of social services including adoption. The Lund Residential Treatment Program is the only resource in the state for pregnant and parenting mothers seeking treatment while living with their young children. Outpatient treatment programs are also offered.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Lund Residential Treatment Program staff members collaborate to develop a treatment plan that pays special attention to each client’s role as a mother. Plans are integrative and women struggling with dually diagnosed addiction and mental health disorders are able to receive care for both while in rehab. Most women participate in trauma-informed, evidence-based individual and group counseling, parenting education, and life skills development classes.
Complementing psychotherapy and education are case management, random drug testing, and an array of social services provided by Lund or through other area agencies. A local clinic also coordinates access for women who need medication-assisted therapy to treat opiate dependence. Lund case management services and legal assistance are available to address childcare and custody arrangements.
The Lund website references a commitment to diversity in hiring staff. Team members include therapists dually licensed in substance use and mental health treatment, certified addiction counselors, medical professionals, social workers, and psychologists. Lund’s leadership team includes multiple advanced-degreed women.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Lund residential rehab center has beds for 26 women and their children aged five and younger. Residents are generally in their mid-teens to mid-thirties. Living spaces are depicted on the facility’s website as bright and airy with individual family bedrooms, shared bathrooms, a laundry room, recreational spaces, and a communal dining room. Women participate in upkeep of the home through shared chores. Staff members are on-site 24 hours.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any feedback from alumni. However, at the time of this writing, 14 reviews published on the facility’s official Facebook page, which it can manage, had an average rating of 4.5 out of five.  Several were five-star ratings with no written review.
One woman who wrote that she had spent a year at the center described “ups and downs” but ultimately a successful and therapeutic experience. “If I never went to Lund I wouldn’t have my therapist nor would I be where I am now. I would not have my children, a job or apartment,” she wrote.
The only strongly critical reviewer reported that she did not receive the support she expected and that her situation was worse after seeking help with anger management. Facility staff members may be able to curate published reviews.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com had polled one family member of an alum, who provided a mixed review, citing the cost of treatment as a weakness and the careful monitoring of clients provided by Lund as a strength. The parent awarded four stars apiece for the facility’s cleanliness and overall effectiveness of treatment, and five out of five each for the staff’s level of training and experience and capacity to treat co-occurring disorders. General accommodations and holistic therapy offerings received lower ratings of three and two stars.
One five-star review published on Google represented Lund as a safe place for children and a source of help for the reviewer’s daughter. Google also had four other ratings for Lund ranging from one to five stars, none with written comments.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Feedback from former and current employees was predominantly positive. Five Indeed reviewers highlighted coworkers and their commitment to Lund’s mission, each awarding the facility four or five stars out of five. “Lund goes out of their way to take care of all the people in their agency, on both sides of the services the provide,” a representative staff member wrote.
On the other hand, one former staff member wrote on Glassdoor that while the work was satisfying and important, management inconsistencies undermined staff.
Lund is a nonprofit agency and operates on a budget built on donations, private fundraising, and public support. According to the facility’s website, services are provided under several state government contracts. Medicaid is accepted to cover some fees and CiteHealth reports that financial assistance is available.
The facility was previously known as Lund Family Center, with Cornerstone Drug Treatment Center sometimes appended to the name, according to several information sources including a 2014 Green Mountain United Way list of community agencies.