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U.S. Attorney announces opening of groundbreaking recovery program based in Lamoille County

Today U.S. Attorney Christina E. Nolan announced the opening of a groundbreaking recovery program designed to serve women with complex trauma histories, such as domestic violence, physical violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking, many of whom have also suffered from substance use disorder.

How Vermonters Are Navigating Opioid Recovery Amid The Pandemic

The number of opioid overdoses in Vermont continues to climb, and the isolation brought by the winter and the pandemic makes things difficult for those in recovery, and those trying to use safely.

In Memory Of Bernie Juskiewicz

A few weeks ago, we lost a central member of our team and a very dear friend. Bernie Juskiewicz was not only a volunteer for Jenna’s Promise, he was one of the founding members. In fact, he was the first choice to be on the board for our foundation. He not only accepted, but he […]

‘Jenna’s House’ looks to be new community safe haven

In June, Greg and Dawn Tatro stood beside Governor Phil Scott as he signed a new bill into law aimed at preventing substance abuse and reducing opioid-related deaths in Vermont. The Tartros recently founded the nonprofit, Jenna’s Promise. They named the organization after their daughter who died of an overdose in February. This week the […]

Do you like shopping? Do you enjoy contributing to meaningful causes in the local community?

Then, join us for the annual Community Closet Fundraiser event on Thursday, August 22nd from 10am-4pm to shop gently used clothing. Jenna’s Promise proud to be the beneficiary of the Annual Community Closet Fundraiser event put on by Aspenti Health. Join us at 30 Community Drive, Technology Park, South Burlington, on Thursday, August 22nd from […]

Johnson family takes charge in fighting opioids

Greg Tatro remembers it feeling like “torture” watching his daughter struggle with opioid addiction. For six years, she was in and out of more than two dozen treatment centers across the country. “It’s like being on the worst roller coaster you could ever imagine, because when things are good, you’re up here and then all […]

Building a Recovery Supportive Community

A Remarkable Accomplishment Unfolding in North Central Vermont! Join host Ed Baker and his trailblazing guests Daniel Franklin, Executive Director at the well-established North Central Vermont Recovery Center providing a very wide range of recovery support services to individuals seeking their pathway to recovery, and Dawn and Greg Tatro, Co-Director’s of Jenna’s Promise, a recently […]

From grief to action:

Jenna’s Promise offers hope against addiction & stigma. In February 2019, 26-year-old Jenna Tatro died of a drug overdose at her family’s home in Johnson, Vermont. Now her parents, Greg and Dawn Tatro, have dedicated themselves to fighting opioid addiction and helping those who suffer with it. The Tatros have established Jenna’s Promise, a nonprofit […]

A Johnson Family Tries To Fight Opioids In Their Community

For six years, Greg and Dawn Tatro watched their daughter struggle with an opioid addiction. Then in February, Jenna Tatro died at age 26 in their home in Johnson. Now her parents hope to create a community-based recovery center to help others fight addiction. Every night after dinner, they sit down in their living room [...]

Sharing Stories of Love, Grief and Hope From the Opioid Crisis

The headlines are full of stories about the opioid epidemic: about doctors overprescribing pills, lawsuits against drugmakers and the astronomical cost to our social-services safety net. The obituaries are full of these stories, too, though few of them come right out and say so (the obituary on page 19 is one exception). Addiction is still […]

Family & State Set Sights On The Real Drug Dealers

…Greg Tatro said Jenna had a good heart and, even in the throes of her addiction, she wanted to help other people going through what she was going through. So in their daughter’s memory, the Tatros have started an organization to establish a local recovery clinic — a place where people suffering with addictive disorders […]

Johnson project aims to provide shelter, work for people in recovery

The battle against opioid addiction has many fronts — from prevention to law enforcement to treatment. Our Ike Bendavid has the story of one Vermont couple that has made it their special mission to provide jobs and shelter to people fighting to stay clean. From the outside, the historic building on Main Street in Johnson […]