At This New Vt. Recovery Center, ‘Hope Is Just Emanating From Every Corner’

Jenna’s Promise aims to help people with substance use disorders through its new facility for community-building and wellness

A nonprofit organization in Vermont’s Lamoille County will open its new facility this weekend, aiming to break down barriers to treatment for people with substance use disorders.

Jenna’s Promise is the creation of Dawn and Greg Tatro, in the name of their daughter who died in 2019 of a fentanyl overdose.

Dawn Tatro told NECN that when she was in and out of treatment, Jenna had promised her mom and dad that if she could just get clean, she’d devote her life to improving access to treatment and recovery.

“She hated the disease,” Dawn Tatro recalled, referring to her daughter’s opioid use disorder. “And she felt helpless in it. She used to say, ‘It owns me, mom.’ But she always wanted to help someone else get through it.”

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Reporter Jack Thurston