Links to information on recovery assistance:

Employer Opioid Toolkit

Employer toolkit created by the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance on hiring and supporting employees in recovery (helpful for employers in any region of the state).


Vermont-based public and private non-profit collaborative that has offered comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services since 1986. EAP provides short-term counseling and referral, management consultation, wellness workshops and resource information.

National Alliance on Mental Health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nationwide advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental health disorders in the United States. The national organization is organized into state and local affiliates, of which NAMI–Vermont is one.

Pathways Vermont

Advocates for the rights of people to live without stigma and discrimination and promote civil rights, community integration, health care, affordable housing and employment for all.

Recovery and Job Access Transportation

Information on transportation for people in recovery or those with transportation barriers.

Recovery Centers

Addison County


Central Vermont

Chittenden County – Howard Center

Chittenden County – Kingdom Recovery Center

Chittenden County – Turning Point

Franklin County


North Central Vermont



Upper Valley

Windham County


Vermont 2-1-1

A database with detailed descriptions of programs and services that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others.

Vermont HiTec

They offer employer partnerships that provide trainees with technical and soft skills education and other supports during on-the-job training and mentoring. Curricula can be tailored to meet your organization’s needs.

Vermont Works for Women

Work-readiness training, support and job placement for women seeking to enter the energy or construction industries, women who have been incarcerated, or other women who would benefit from additional support.


Free, flexible services to any Vermonter or employer dealing with a disability that affects employment. They partner with human service providers and employers across Vermont to help people with disabilities realize their full potential.

Working Fields, LLC

A mission-based staffing agency focused on second chance hires predominately individuals in recovery from substance use addiction. (In the interest of transparency, please note: Working Fields is represented on the VBSR board.)


Sample workplace policies

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Also see Retaining & Managing Employees for Inclusivity and the Inclusivity – Resources sections.