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), the Department of Corrections, and the Office of Veterans Affairs, RISE maintains 93 beds at five 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 work 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.

Bellows Falls Men’s RISE

This is currently the only RISE program that serves Vermont’s veterans, with six beds designated for their use.

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.

Barre Men’s RISE

This newest RISE location initially offered transitional living exclusively to individuals involved with the Department of Corrections. The program is currently able to offer services to a limited number of ADAP clients as well.

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 Julieann Walker, Access Coordinator: 802-463-9814; jwalker@phoenixhousene.org

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