Resources: Jenna's Promise and Other Vermont Recovery Services

Dear Fellow Vermonter,

None of us are immune to the effects of addiction. It is a heartbreaking story that I have heard again and again from parents, siblings, partners, and friends who have lost loved ones here in Vermont and across the country. Tragically, the pandemic has only made a bad situation much worse. We now have a full-fledged national crisis.

But let me say this. To all the Vermonters who are struggling with addiction and substance use, with opioids and other substances, and their families and loved ones: You are not alone.

Many of us at the federal, state, and local level recognize the severity of this crisis and are working hard to make sure that everyone struggling with substance abuse gets the help they need, when they need it. In Vermont we are making some progress in this area, but much more needs to be done. As Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee I will do my best to make sure that Vermont has the resources it needs.


There are a number of resources available throughout Vermont that provide treatment, support, referrals, and other recovery services for Vermonters struggling with addiction and for families and loved ones. One of the excellent resources is Jenna’s Promise, in Johnson, Vermont which I had the opportunity to visit a few years ago. Founded and run by the Tatro Family, Jenna’s Promise is a recovery community with a whole-life approach, including sober housing, treatment services, community support, an innovative work program, and more. Recently, the Bernie Buzz was able to visit Jenna’s Promise. I hope you will watch the video above to hear their story and learn more. You can contact Jenna’s Promise at 802-343-8741 or

Below we’ve also compiled some additional resources. If someone you know is in need of assistance, you can connect directly to many of these organizations for more information on how to support them in accessing treatment.



Additional Programs and Resources for Vermonters Struggling with Substance Use

VT Helplink

VT Helplink is a statewide, free, and confidential resource that provides support and referrals, connecting Vermonters with the treatment and recovery services they need. On the phone or online, VT Helplink offers expert and personalized services, based on your specific needs.

  • Learn more here:
  • Hours: 8am to 10pm Monday through Friday, and 8am to 6pm on weekends and holidays. VT Helplink is open on all holidays.
  • Contact: Call at 802.565.LINK (or toll-free 833.565.LINK)
  • Online Screener: You can also use their quick online screener to get connected to the right services for you.

Vermont Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (VAATP)
VAATP represents many of Vermont’s most effective programs, providers, organizations, and agencies in service to those faced with the causes and consequences of substance use and addiction, helping them to transform their lives and find lasting health, well-being, and recovery. Their member agencies provide effective, innovative, evidence-based treatment to many thousands of adults, adolescents, and families each year.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

  • Call SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889
  • Find help near you:

King Recovery Center - St. Johnsbury, Vt

Kingdom Recovery Center provides critical free programs for people in recovery from alcoholism/substance misuse disorder, and their families.

Journey to Recovery Community Center – Newport, Vt
JTRCC provides a supportive environment of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction related to substance use and misuse. The center endeavors to enrich the lives of people in all stages of recovery, including their families, friends and neighbors who have been adversely affected by addictions.

Turning Point Recovery Center

Turning Point’s mission is to help people find, maintain, and enhance their substance abuse recovery by providing peer-based recovery support to individuals and families; conducting educational programs that aid in building and enriching a healthy life; and maintaining a safe haven for sober recreation and social activities.

Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery – Montpelier, Vt
The Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery is a statewide information and advocacy organization that supports all paths to recovery from addiction and mental health conditions.


How Can We Help?

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