Vermont’s Governor Shumlin Joins Phoenix House in Concern for Veterans

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont and James Henzel, Program Director, Phoenix House RISE

Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont and James Henzel, Program Director, Phoenix House RISE

The Honorable Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont, recently met with representatives from a number of organizations, including Phoenix House, that provide services to our nation’s veterans.  The meeting was held at Dodge House, a program in Rutland, Vermont, which provides alcohol- and drug-free living accommodations for homeless male and female veterans.

James Henzel, Program Director, Phoenix House RISE (Recovery in an Independent, Sober Environment) programs, represented Phoenix House at the meeting.  With a number of locations throughout Vermont, RISE provides safe and supportive transitional housing for adults who have completed treatment for substance abuse, but need to spend additional time in a sober living environment before facing the challenges of independent living.  Reflecting Phoenix House’s commitment to veterans, the RISE program in Bellows Falls, Vt., has a number of beds specifically reserved for veterans.

Governor Shumlin’s concern for veterans is well known.  Among other efforts on their behalf, he has spearheaded legislation aimed at helping returning soldiers find employment, counseling, housing, and support services.  Phoenix House is proud to partner with Governor Shumlin in thanking veterans for their service to our country!

If you know a veteran in need of help for alcohol or drug issues, please call Phoenix House at 1 888 671 9392.  We are available 24 hours a day, seven days, a week to help you find the highest quality rehabilitation services.

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