The outreach and transition branch of Teen Challenge Vermont operates in Rutland, where we offer coffee and quality meals to the under-served on a daily basis. Last year we served 4,416 plates of hot food, including other refreshments like coffee, donuts and fresh fruit.
Our property at 197 West Street also has transition rooms for our graduates, providing safe residence to assure them a cohesive transition back into the community. Rutland offers a metropolitan economy for our transitional residents. The residents can stay two years while working, saving money, and staying involved in the culture and structure that Teen Challenge creates.
We’re in a season of pioneerism, and endeavors in the Rutland community are ongoing:
Our End Addiction Team is active 30 days a year in Rutland. This team operates as a mobile crisis convoy with a comprehensive campaign. They travel each week to a different region, city, or town to raise funds, distribute drug awareness literature, and share their stories of hope to the hurting.
Our EPIC team is live at Rutland Schools, teaching in classroom and auditorium environments about addiction prevention and recovery. We’ve started EPIC Culture groups in the Rutland schools where students embark on projects to foster an in-school culture of hope and healing.
Rutland has seen our missions grow considerably in their community. Local ministries, shelters, and businesses have joined arms with us to establish our property in Rutland, giving the addicted in their city key-link access to our residential recovery center in Johnson.
We welcome you to join the fight with us for Rutland County. We see the potential in Rutland to become the epicenter for hope and recovery for the whole state of Vermont. Thank you for your prayer and support!