Education

We have several programs for adolescents and youth, young adults, and adults who want to become drug or alcohol free.

For youth who may be struggling in school because of substance use issues, our Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services provides multiple supports and services. For adults who have lost their license because they were driving while impaired, we offer the Vermont State approved Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program required before having a license reinstated.

If you are new to Howard Center and are looking for services, please call our Access and Intake number at 802.488.6000.

Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services

Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services includes counseling services and educational support through the Centerpoint School.

Through the counseling services, students receive support to address issues in their lives that may affect their educational success. Specific services may include individual, family, and group counseling and intensive outpatient treatment for teens.

The Centerpoint School serves students ages 12-18 years old, grades 7-12, with emotional, behavioral, mental health, or special learning needs who have been referred to the school through the special education department of their home school. The School provides educational supports and programs to teens, young adults, and their families faced with emotional, behavioral, mental health, substance use, or special learning needs.

Centerpoint is a collaboration of three agencies: Howard Center, Northeastern Family Institute, and Matrix Health Systems.

For more information about Centerpoint School, call 802.488.7711.

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (formerly CRASH)

Howard Center offers the Vermont State approved Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) for individuals who have had their license suspended because of an impaired driving violation. Individuals must complete the IDRP before they can have their driving privileges reinstated.

The IDRP offers the State of Vermont specific evaluation, 10-hour education, referral to treatment, and review of any other applicable requirements for driving privilege reinstatement. Howard Center offers several options for completing the program, including evaluation appointments via Zoom or in-person and monthly and weekend programs.

Clients may refer themselves or they are referred by the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Chittenden County State’s Attorney Office.

For more information about the IDRP, call 802-488-6151 or 802-488-6000 or email IDRP@howardcenter.org.

View or download the weekday and weekend schedule of classes for 2021.