March 4, 2021 – “Substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life,” Anastasio said in a statement, “and the problem is intimately linked with isolation — whether that’s isolation due to the pandemic or for any other reason. The Beacon Jams helped us find a way to connect people and get this project off the ground. To be able to do that together during this difficult year touches my heart.” Vermont ranks 11th in the country for overdoses but contains only four state-certified residential treatment centers. Anastasio’s center will serve people of all income levels. It aims to provide multiple ways for people to enter and maintain recovery through individualized plans and programs. It will offer job training and workforce reintegration and provide education and certification in skills and trades.



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