A Message From Our Founders
We began Jenna’s Promise in 2019 after the tragic loss of our daughter to substance use disorder. Jenna, ourselves and her brother, experienced first-hand the emotions, trauma, sorrow, and emptiness that so often occurs at every level of the ongoing struggle against the opioid crisis.
So, instead of succumbing to despair or hopelessness, we have decided to turn instead to hope. Inspired by our daughter’s spirit and her desire to help, we have decided to commit ourselves to a greater cause to honor her memory. Thus, the Tatro family is proud to introduce Jenna’ Promise, an organization dedicated to the pursuit of substance use prevention. It will endeavor to help organizations which use evidence-based methods to help people that are suffering from substance use disorder as well as assisting their families through the treatment and wellness process.
We feel such gratitude for the overwhelming support shown by the community, civic leaders, and volunteers who have shown enthusiasm for this project. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store!
Greg and Dawn Tatro
Sober Living: Rae of Hope
Rae of Hope Sober Home
Jenna’s Promise Rae of Hope Sober Home was created with the fundamental belief that people can recover from addiction and trauma with the support of a positive community. At Rae of Hope, we ask that residents arrive with desire and motivation to embark on a holistic journey towards wellness. Rae of Hope is Vermont’s first Level 3 Recovery Residence, certified by the Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residences.
We offer financial assistance to individuals who desire to get into a recovery residence or sober home to begin their recovery, as well as individuals who already reside in sober living but have lost their income due to COVID-19. Money is sent directly to the recovery/sober homes to pay rent. The duration of the assistance is typically 2-6 weeks and is dependent upon several factors.
Jenna’s House is a center point for the community, and will help to break down the stigma associated with substance use disorders. The main floor of the community center is a state-of-the-art events venue and will provide space for events for up to 150 people. The bottom floor houses the North Central Vermont Recovery Centers satellite facility, which includes a full gym and Mom’s in Recovery Program.
We have two social enterprises that provide workforce development for our clients. Jenna’s Promise Roasting Company and JPs Promising Goods discount store were both created to offer jobs to people in recovery and help them gain work experience. The combination of safe housing and employment will help people reach their full potential. The profit from these businesses will support Jenna’s Promise and our mission long-term.
How You Can Help !
In Recovery? Please Volunteer For Jenna’s Promise
Our volunteers join us from all walks of life and bring with them individual perspectives and abilities that enhance the diversity of our team. These volunteers are the backbone of Jenna’s Promise and they include college students, people in recovery, people living sober, retirees, seniors, allies, and so much more. There are strength in numbers and we need your help.
People early in recovery process are strengthened by "Volunteer Peers", by providing support, resources, and encouragement from a first person perspective.
Share Your Inspirational Moments
Whether you are religious, spiritual or none of the above, prayers, inspirational quotes and mantras can become a valuable source of positive affirmation when someone is battling drug addiction. The inspiration that guides Jenna’s Promise is knowing that Jenna herself was devoted to helping others, even in her darkest moments. Send us your motivational stories, quotes and prayers, so we may share them and guide others.
Uplifting and inspiring stories, quotes and prayers can ease the stress people in recovery face...like anxiety, depression and doubt. They find strength to succeed and new opportunities for self-growth.
Jenna’s Promise Is To Save Lives In Vermont
As beautiful as Vermont is, it is not immune from the effects the epidemic of substance use disorder brings. Jenna’s Promise is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to treatment, as well as recovery services. Our greatest hope is to help bring patients the uplifting and life-changing benefits of treatment.