In July 2016, Burlington, VT was chosen as one of nine cities across America to participate in GE’s HealthyCities initiative. Thanks to GE’s HealthyCities Leadership Academy, the Working Recovery Team from Burlington, VT was formed.
After a successful project launch in Nov. 2016, the Working Recovery Team has begun work to connect with local-area employers and individuals with lived experience (in and out of the workforce) to better understand the best workplace supports for individuals in recovery.
Mission: The Working Recovery Team engages and inspires the Chittenden County business community to hire and support individuals in recovery.
Vision: We envision a community and local economy that benefit from long term, stable and supported employment of individuals in recovery within the Vermont workforce.
- Support the potential of every individual
- Focus through a compassionate lens
- Foster strong and supportive communities
- Commit to excellence and innovation
- Treasure a strong and local economy