Community Rounds
July 31, 2024

Recovery Housing as a Bridge to Aligning Social and Medical Interventions


Milena Stott, LICSW, SUDP,
Erica Walker, LCSW, LCADC

Please join us on Wednesday, July 31st, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET for a UVM CORA Community Rounds Workshop Series session, “Recovery Housing as a Bridge to Aligning Social and Medical Interventions.” Our speakers are Milena Stott, LICSW, SUDP; Policy, Outreach, and Engagement Specialist and Erica Walker, LCSW, LCADC; Outreach and Engagement Specialist, both of the Rural Center of Excellence (RCOE) on SUD Recovery at the Fletcher Group. This presentation will discuss Recovery Housing as a model to bridge social and medical needs. The speakers will define the concept of a recovery ecosystem and how we can use holistic models to promote recovery. It will also address Recovery Housing in rural communities and share program case studies and successful blended funding strategies that promote the development of these programs.

Learning objectives:

1. Outline guidance and support offered by the Fletcher Group’s RCOE

2. Define recovery housing​ and recovery ecosystem

3. Describe social and medical interventions​ related to recovery housing, and systemic changes supporting their alignment

4. Discuss strategies to promote healthy rural communities


Milena Stott, LICSW, SUDP

Milena Stott, LICSW, SUDP,

Milena works with housing authorities, housing operators, and Medicaid agencies to expand and finance recovery support services. Building on management experience as a strategist and innovator in integrated health systems, she helps organizations implement programs and reimbursement strategies that integrate housing into value-based insurance contracts. A dually licensed clinician, her relationship skills and systems approach are especially useful in addressing challenges in rural communities.

Erica Walker, LCSW, LCADC

Erica Walker, LCSW, LCADC

Erica, a clinician with a decade of experience supporting those affected by substance use and trauma, is passionate about integrating clinical services with recovery housing and the peer-led social model. She collaborates with housing operators and recovery support service providers with a focus on rural communities. Kentucky-based, Erica has extensive experience helping organizations to identify resources and funding opportunities, engage local stakeholders and manage operations and policies.