JOHNSON, Vt. (WCAX) – On the front steps of what was once a church in Johnson, the Tatro family in partnership with the North Central Vermont Recovery Center, have opened Jenna’s House. In honor of 26 year old Jenna Tatro who died in 2019 of a drug overdose.
The facility will serve as a multi-purpose recovery center to help people overcome addiction. Greg Tatro, Jenna’s father, says now it’s time to take action.
“We’ve been waiting to help people. That’s the key here,” Greg Tatro said. “Now we’re ready to really start helping people. We have been helping people, but this is another aspect of it. Dawn and I are dedicating the rest of our lives to helping people in recovery and supporting.”
The facility will also provide access to childcare, wellness programs, and even teach people life skills such as cooking. Jenna’s family says this facility not only aims to help those struggling with addiction, but to lend a hand to everyone.