Covered Bridge provides an opportunity for men who are seeking a supportive environment during the challenges that accompany a new start. We provide homes where men can live and become equipped to live lives that are free of addiction and other life-controlling behaviors. Most of the men we serve have been incarcerated and are in transition to the community. Others haven't been to prison, but have been battling their addiction and have been to numerous substance abuse treatment centers. Most have fought their battle with alcohol and drugs on their own and have come to realize that they need help. Covered Bridge exists to provide a way out of the cycle of despair. Since 2003, Covered Bridge has been a haven of hope and healing for many men and their families. We invite you to take a look through our site for more information.
We moved to our present St Johnsbury location in 2007. In 2008, we upgraded the electrical, plumbing and heating systems and converted unused attic space into a suite for our house manager and his wife. Located on Pearl Street, our St Johnsbury location is within convenient walking distance of the entire community.
Purchased in 2010, our Irasburg home was formerly a dairy farm. A twelve-mile drive from the City of Newport, the house and barns sit on about 11 acres of mostly hayfield. A vocation component to our program is being developed and the property will be utilized to develop job skills and work ethics for men in the program. We hope to eventually offer enrollment in this part of the program to men and women in the community who are seeking to build and expand their employment opportunities. Among the projects being considered are gardening and animal husbandry, small engine and appliance recovery and woodworking.