100 State St Suite 352
Montpelier, VT 05602
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  1. Camp Daybreak

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    Camp Daybreak serves Vermont kids ages 8-11 with a range of social, emotional, and behavioral needs by pairing them with a high school or college age volunteer. The residential camp experience has been described as life changing by campers, families, and volunteers. CLICK HERE

  2. Friends of Recovery - Vermont

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    In 1998, The Association was selected to be the host agency for Friends of Recovery - Vermont (FOR-VT), which is a grassroots organization of people in recovery, families, friends and allies who come together to expand opportunities for more people in our state to get the help that they need to recover from addictions and/ or mental health conditions.

    Our mission is to educate communities about addictions and mental health conditions, and to promote long-term recovery. We educate about the positive outcomes associated with receiving appropriate information, treatment, and recovery services. We carry the message of hope that recovery brings. We advocate for policies and legislation that assure sufficient resources for prevention, treatment and recovery support.

    Rita Johnson is leading FOR-VT. We are working to improve treatment, prevention and recovery services in Vermont as a key player in a broad coalition effort.

  3. VT Alcohol & Drug Info Clearinghouse

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    The purpose of the Vermont Alcohol and Drug Information Clearinghouse (VADIC) is to provide communities with informational resources pertaining to substance abuse and at-risk issues. VADIC is a grant-funded program, and its services are free for Vermonters. CLICK HERE

  4. Camp Thorpe

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    Camp Thorpe has a long and celebrated tradition of providing support for kids and adults with a range of physical and developmental needs. Through traditional camp activities, success, and fun, campers leave the experience feeling empowered. CLICK HERE to learn more

Camp Daybreak Open House!


Wednesday, August 13th: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m at Camp Thorpe in Goshen, VT. Join us for lunch, a program orientation, and an informal meeting with our volunteers!

To RSVP, please contact:
Dan Osman: 802-223-6263 x 104 & dan@vamhar.org


VAMHAR is hiring a summer 2014 Intern!

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This position, in our Montpelier office, will serve as assistant to the Executive Director and help in all manners of our public health work: from clerical to policy research. 25 to 40 hours per week, depending on candidate’s schedule, at $10 per hour.


Save the Date: Stand Up, Reach Out for Recovery! Rally


Saturday, September 20th, 2014: 11-2
Statehouse Lawn, Montpelier, VT
Help Us Celebrate the 25th Annual Recovery Month & raise visibility for long-term recovery!
Contact Rita Johnson for more details: 802-229-6103 & rita@vamhar.org


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


Vermont is a state where people with addictions and/or mental health conditions can achieve long-term recovery supported by a system that cares for the whole person.


For more than 70 years, the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery has worked to promote “mental wellness” in Vermont.


The organization has expanded its vision and increased production in areas ranging from public educational activities, conferences and seminars, to provision of referral services and the dissemination of timely and relevant published materials. More dramatically, the Association has made a concentrated effort to become a true citizen’s voice, a public and pronounced voice, on all critical mental and behavioral health issues.