Foundation House Grand Opening

  • December 6, 2022
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m.

10 Jefferson Street, Barre


Join Downstreet Housing & Community Development to celebrate the grand opening of the Barre Recovery Residence*, the first home for women in recovery and their children in Central Vermont.  Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, brief remarks, and a tour of the residence.

R.S.V.P. online by December 2, 2022

Foundation House Will Serve Women in Recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Their Children
On Tuesday, December 6th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Downstreet Housing & Community Development (Downstreet) will host a grand opening celebration of Foundation House, the new Recovery Residence in Barre City. The celebration will begin at the Barre Elks Lodge (10 Jefferson Street in Barre) with brief remarks from Downstreet Executive Director Angie Harbin and Downstreet Board President Kevin Ellis as well as special guests Barre City Mayor Jake Hemmerick, Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development Commissioner Josh Hanford, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Executive Director Gus Seelig, Vermont Foundation of Recovery Executive Director David Riegel, and former Downstreet Executive Director Eileen Peltier. Tours of Foundation House at 13 Keith Avenue will follow.

The project involved the reconfiguration, historic restoration, and weatherization of the three-story building at 31 Keith Avenue, originally constructed in the early 1900s.

Foundation House includes two individual apartments on the first floor and one multi-floor communal living apartment that can house up to four families of varying sizes; a shared common space was also created to provide a family-like atmosphere in the home. The house will be operated by the Vermont Foundation of Recovery.

Recovery Residences provide stable, supportive, sober living environments that promote recovery from SUD and other associated challenges; Foundation House is the only Recovery Residence for women in Central Vermont.

Downstreet Housing & Community Development is a non-profit organization that strengthens the communities of Central Vermont by engaging with people, providing affordable homes, and connecting people to the resources and services they need to thrive. Since 1987, Downstreet has served Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties through a variety of home-ownership programs, Support & Services at Home (S.A.S.H.) for older Vermonters and those with disabilities, real estate development projects, and a rental portfolio that provides safe, healthy homes for more than 850 people through mixed-income apartment and mobile home park rentals.