RISE Program



The Phoenix House New England RISE programs are transitional living facilities designed to support adult men and women in early recovery. Through contracts with the Vermont Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (ADAP) and the Department of Corrections, RISE maintains 58 beds at three locations throughout Vermont. With a length of stay ranging from three to 24 months, RISE provides a structured, supportive environment that allows clients to practice and reinforce new behaviors and attitudes that will lead them toward long-term recovery. RISE works collaboratively with various community agencies and services to help ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. 



The RISE philosophy is based on a belief that individuals experiencing a repeated pattern of substance abuse may benefit from additional support in a structured environment that encourages and reinforces commitment to recovery, peaceful living, honesty, and overall well-being. RISE offers an individualized, strengths-based, client-centered approach to life-skills building for people who are struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health issues, along with homelessness and involvement with the criminal justice system. RISE provides weekly care management, transition planning/coordination and life-skills groups, Program guidelines and expectations are designed to help clients be successful, including maintaining employment, attending self-help support activities, and paying an affordable weekly program fee.

Brattleboro Women’s RISE

The only women’s RISE facility in Vermont is located on the beautiful Winston Prouty campus in Brattleboro, with access to numerous outdoor recreational activities, including picturesque hiking trails.

Brattleboro Men’s RISE

The first and largest of the RISE facilities, serving up to 24 adult men at a homelike location on Western Avenue.

Burlington Men’s RISE

Located in beautiful downtown Burlington near Church Street, the Burlington RISE provides transitional living for men in the northern part of the state.

Insurances Accepted/ Payment Options

RISE holds contracts with state and federal agencies and does not bill insurance companies for transitional living services. Money orders and all major credit cards are accepted for payment of weekly program fees.

How to Access Care

To schedule a phone screening, please complete our application [link to application here]

Fax or email completed applications to the Access Coordinator: 802-463-9814, or RISEaccess@phoenixhousene.org


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