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 Vermont State approved Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) IDRP classes for individuals who have had their license suspended because of an impaired driving violation. Individuals must attend the IDRP classes before they can have their license reinstated. First-time and multiple impaired driving offenders seeking reinstatement of driving privileges and court ordered participants are eligible. Clients may choose between evening or weekend sessions.

IDRP provides assessment, education, and referral following license suspension resulting from a drinking and driving conviction. Howard Center offers several options for completing the program, including 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.

View or download the weekday and weekend schedule of classes for 2019.

To register for the Weekend Residential Course, download and print the following enrollment forms: