Mandala House, located on the VAC campus, is comprehensive long-term Transitional Housing program designed specifically for adult women 18 years of age and older who are under the supervision of the VT Department of Corrections and are in need of a safe, stable and secure re-entry environment. All residents have a collaborative case plan between Rutland Parole and Probation and the Mandala House.
The model Graduated Transitional Living Environment offers women the opportunity to succeed and remain in the community. Their physical, mental and emotional issues are addressed at the same time as housing, education and employment. Staff members and case workers are available 24/7 to provide resources to help the women move forward in their re-entry process.
Dr. Cheryl McKenzie
Director of Program Development