VFOR 2018 Calcutta

VFOR's annual Calcutta to raise money for our pledge to help with substance abuse disorder by providing safe, drug-free living environments.

A fundraising campaign for Vermont Foundation of Recovery

A substance-free home is vital to the success of individuals in early recovery.  This experience is backed

by research. A two year study conducted by researchers at DePaul University found that individuals who

entered sober housing after substance abuse treatment discharge (2006) “had significantly lower

substance use, significantly higher monthly income, and significantly lower incarceration rates”

compared with individuals who left treatment to a “usual-care condition (i.e., outpatient treatment or

self-help groups).” (Leonard A. Jason, 2006)  Recovering alcoholics and addicts who have access to

sober housing not only become healthy, they become productive and valued citizens.

Your contribute directly correlates to a better society.  Not only for our members, but for the surrounding communities as well.  Please make a contribution to this year's Calcutta. 

Leonard A. Jason, B. D. (2006, Vol. 96, pp1727–1729.). An examination of main and interactive effects of

substance abuse recovery housing on multiple indicators of adjustment. American Journal of Public

Health, 96, 1727-1729. doi:doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.01846.x

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About the Organization

Vermont Foundation of Recovery

Our mission is to create a network of Recovery Homes to help people suffering from addiction re-assimilate into society by supporting the transitions from addiction, to recovery, to independent living. A “Recovery Home” is many things. Fundamentally, a Recovery Home is a residential property where the members of the home agree to maintain a drug and alcohol free environment. Additionally, we strive to create a family-like atmosphere in our homes—one where our members are nurtured and energized by others who share common experiences, struggles, values, and goals. Finally, we aim to structure our homes to provide varying degrees of supervision and autonomy, offering a variety of residences to meet the needs of individuals at varying stages of recovery.