September is National Recovery Month!

Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a celebration of individuals living in recovery, working to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders. In Vermont, the Vermont Recovery Network has a variety of resources to offer.
Mental and substance use disorders affect millions of Americans. Supporting recovery strengthens our families and our communities, encourages public awareness, and helps people begin their recovery journeys. Vermont-based LGBTQ Community Centers, like Outright and Pride Center, are examples of where support can be found that fits SAMHSA’s mission. To be connected with resources that you or your loved ones need, call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211.

10 Reasons to Call 2-1-1


Vermont 2-1-1 is a simple number to dial for information about health and human service organizations in your community.  By dialing 2-1-1, information is much easier to find.

At Vermont 2-1-1, callers will speak with a real person every time.  Call Specialists may help callers  problem solve and refer them to government programs, community based organizations and other local resources.  Vermont 2-1-1 specifics:

 

  1. No stigma, confidential: 2-1-1 provides a neutral, confidential resource for help in any situation.

  2. Alternative solutions and plans: 2-1-1 helps people with multi-faceted problems – such as a sudden serious illness. Many people need help but find it hard to formulate a plan. They just know what their predicament is.

  3. Help Through Phone, Website, Email: 2-1-1 can be used as an Information and Referral resource regardless of how people choose to connect to help. In today's internet service environment, people need the choice of personalized service – especially for those who are not computer literate.

  4. Crime Victims: 2-1-1 could provide information to crime victims on services and benefits available to them.

  5. ESL Help: 2-1-1 helps non-English speaking people get comprehensive health and human service information.

  6. Information regarding State government offices and programs that provide state benefits.

  7. Rumor Control: 2-1-1 can provide a means to control rumors by providing one trusted information sources during events such as nuclear power plant failures.

  8. Donations of Goods: Whether you represent a corporation wishing to donate excess building materials or are a homeowner who is moving and would like to donate a large appliance to charity, 2-1-1 can be used to find an appropriate place to donate excess goods.

  9. For Kids: Parents and educators can teach kids to call 2-1-1 when they are faced with confusing, non-emergency situations and do not know where to turn.

  10. Help for Helpers: Social workers, clergy, doctors, legislators and other helpers who want to know how best to help the people they are serving can call 2-1-1.

 

 

 

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