Retreat teams up to help addicts get employment

BRATTLEBORO- As the opioid epidemic continues to spread throughout the country, America Works Inc, and the Brattleboro Retreat have teamed up to offer important workforce development services to individuals who are seeking addiction treatment and who need help establishing a path to meaningful employment.
America Works, one of the country’s leading workforce development services, recently opened its first Vermont office, which is located at the Brattleboro Retreat. The goal is to provide clients in recovery from opioid addiction with critical workforce development services including mock interviews, access to free professional attire, help with resume writing, skills to navigate the online job application process and make connections with local employers, as well as ongoing post-hire guidance.
In recent years the Brattleboro Retreat has been on the front line of the opioid crisis in New England, providing hundreds of patients with both inpatient detox services and medication assisted therapy through its HUB outpatient program. In addition to serving individuals who are receiving care at the Brattleboro Retreat, workforce development services through America Works of Vermont are available to Ticket to Work participants as well as members of the community. Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program for everyone age 18 through 64 who receives Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits. Ticket to Work focuses on workforce development and employment services with incentives, which is ideal for many people recovering from addiction with next steps to getting a job that may lead to a career.
For more information call Squeak Stone at (802) 490-2292 or email sstone@americaworks.com.

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
Fax: 802-464-7255

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