What’s Best for the Children of Vermonters With Opioid-Use Disorder?

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What’s Best for the Children of Vermonters With Opioid-Use Disorder?

We are grateful to Ashley for sharing her incredible story in the Seven Days “Hooked” series.


We are grateful to Ashley for sharing her incredible story in the Seven Days “Hooked” series. http://ow.ly/qWgU50x9cTw

We at Mercy Connections first met Ashley when she was incarcerated and became a mentee in our mentoring program.

Her journey is similar to other Mercy Connections’ participants. The intersection of poverty, substance-use disorders, and incarceration disrupts lives and families.

Ashley, now a leading social justice advocate and trained mentor, attributes her recovery to “[A] few people who saw that I still had worth and value in this world.”

To learn more about the Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program and how you too can make a difference in the life of a woman transitioning out of incarceration, please contact Joanne Nelson at jnelson@mercyconnections.org or (802) 846-7164.


More News & Events

Mercy Marketplace returns

Shop online or in person this year. Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list and support local artisans, too. All proceeds directly support participants in the Mercy Marketplace vendor-training class.

Mercy Marketplace at ONE Market

The makers of Mercy Marketplace, a program designed to help participants sell their wares, took part in the World Market as part of the Old North End (ONE) RAMBLE Festival on July 30th, 2022. They sold books, cards, original artwork, pottery, homemade food, and more.

Mercy Connections’ Founders, Sisters of Mercy of Vermont, Honored at Annual Event

At the organization’s annual celebration on June 7th, the Sisters of Mercy were honored for their service to Vermont, including teaching and administering in schools and parishes across the state, serving on boards and in leadership positions for state agencies and non-profit service organizations, and for the founding of Mercy Connections.

Pens & Pages – back in person!

Our Pens & Pages Class has returned in person! The class itself has been offered and up and running on Zoom for the past two years. We first transitioned to online in March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic shutdown. Now, as we more fully reopen as an organization, we welcome back our students to in-person study.