A Step Forward


Individuals seeking services at Champlain Valley Family Center (CVFC) can expect the highest level of professional care. Treatment for substance use disorders is personalized, respectful, confidential and is designed to implement the best practices in treatment. The staff at Champlain Valley Family Center is dedicated to accompanying, assisting and earning the trust of individuals who seek to take A Step Forward to Recovery.  Continuous satisfaction, personal contact, and follow-up are hallmarks of substance use disorder treatment at Champlain Valley Family Center.


We recognize that individuals take their first Step Forward to Recovery when they make the initial call or contact with Champlain Valley Family Center. The intake process begins immediately. Those who are in imminent danger and crisis are given priority and can expect to begin the treatment process within 24 to 48 hours of the first contact.  Individualized treatment goals are developed as the result of a dialogue between the individual and their primary counselor. Individuals are encouraged to sign releases of confidential information in order to involve family members, referral sources and others involved in the treatment process. Treatment at the CVFC Outpatient Clinic typically consists of individual, family and group counseling sessions. In addition, individuals that meet criteria have access to Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT), psychiatric evaluation and medication management.

Groups currently offered as part of the treatment program include:

  • Adult Early Issues
  • Understanding Recovery
  • Maintaining Recovery
  • Barriers to Recovery
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Men’s Day Treatment



Supervisor of MRT/PSH Housing Program

Tommy started working in the field as a recovery coach in 2013 at CVFC.  He earned his AAS in Human Services in 2014 and attained a BS in Social Work in 2016. Tommy Is a Credentialed Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor In Training (CASAC-T), Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) and Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA). He currently serves as the Housing Counselor/Supervisor At CVFC.

Colleen Manney
Charlena Scroggins

We specialize in...

Substance Use Treatment

School-Based Prevention

Community-Based Prevention

Supportive Housing

Intensive Family Support Program

Tobacco-Free Clinton, Franklin & Essex

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