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Vermont Recovery Center Network
Service Plan

  Recovery Centers have been established for the provision of recovery support services in communities around Vermont.  A recovery center is a local, consumer driven, non residential facility providing peer supports, sober recreation activities, volunteer opportunities, community education and/or recovery support services.  Recovery support services assist people in maintaining alcohol and drug free lifestyles with opportunities to improve their qualities of life through age, gender, and culturally appropriate supports.   Recovery centers are places where all Vermonters can find a sympathetic ear, information about recovery, and information about substance abuse services in a safe drug and alcohol free environment. Recovery centers provide non clinical services which assist with establishing community connections that lead to employment, housing and other social supports.  Recovery centers are committed to supporting a person’s efforts in preventing relapse and should relapse occur, in quickly returning to recovery. Recovery centers are committed to providing welcoming environments which include people of all races, spiritual approaches, sexual orientations, disabilities, and people whose recovery includes the use of medication.  Recovery centers are committed to including people who are involved in all recovery approaches found across Vermont.

Each recovery center agrees to:

  • maintain an active functioning board of directors and promulgate the principles set forth in the service plan.
  • maintain center rules, by-laws, personnel policies, procedures, and function in an ethical manner
  • attend and participate in Vermont Recovery Network Executive Council meetings
  • attend and participate in Quarterly VRN meetings
  • provide information for demonstrating the effectiveness of Recovery support services in the quarterly data collection process

Quarterly Data Reports include:
1] Center Data collection: 25 Participant Surveys & copies of the three monthly data reports which summarize the data agreed on by the Vermont Recovery Center Network Executive Council and Vermont Department of Health (uploaded to the website),
2] Center Data submission: Quarterly data reports generated on VRN website, quarterly program activity narratives, and quarterly financial reports will be sent to VDH/ADAP  and Network when centers submit invoices for grant payments.
3] Board of Directors Membership lists, including phone, email & postal contact information (email to coordinator)

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