On Wednesday, August 28, representatives of Phoenix House New England, the Central Vermont Community Land Trust, the Vermont Agency of Human Services, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, and numerous other organizations and businesses gathered to celebrate Phoenix House Vermont’s newest RISE program, located in Barre. RISE (Recovery in an Independent, Sober Environment) provides transitional living services to adults who have completed treatment for drug or alcohol use but need the support of a sober living environment to continue their recovery.
As part of the festivities, some 60 guests enjoyed light refreshments and toured the newly renovated facility, which is listed by the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation as an important example of French Second Empire style. A brief speaking program featured Douglas Racine, secretary, Vermont Agency of Human Services; Eileen Peltier, executive director, Central Vermont Community Land Trust, and Rick DeAngelis, associate director, Housing, Policy, and Research, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.
Strengthening Individuals in Early Recovery from Addiction
RISE Barre joins four other Vermont RISE houses, located in Bellows Falls, two in Brattleboro, and Burlington, bringing Phoenix House’s transitional living capacity to 99 beds in Vermont. There is a house in Brattleboro specifically designated for women, and the Bellows Falls RISE provides special services for veterans. During their stay, RISE clients live and work together to support each other in recovery, reinforcing the skills they need for independent living and reestablishing themselves in the community. RISE Barre serves clients from Washington County, with priority given to those from the town of Barre. Clients meet regularly with their case managers, focusing on maintaining employment and finding unsubsidized living quarters. Clients are also referred to other appropriate community services.
Throughout New England, Phoenix House provides a full range of rehabilitation services for adults and adolescents with substance use disorders. Treatment options range from detoxification and stabilization, to comprehensive residential programs for adults and adolescents, to outpatient and intensive outpatient services for those requiring a less intensive mode of treatment, to transitional living and recovery housing for those in the vulnerable early stages of recovery.
If someone you care about needs help with a substance issue, please call Phoenix House at 1 888 671 9392 today. Someone is available to help at any time, day or night.