Lund Family Center Celebrates 125th Anniversary

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Vermont’s largest and oldest non-profit agency celebrated its 125th anniversary in South Burlington Monday.

In its 125 years of service, the Lund Family Center has helped 50,000 women improve their lives.

Lund provides treatment and support to pregnant or parenting women battling addiction or mental illness.

The organization has become even more relevant during Vermont’s opiate crisis for women trying to transition from “drug addict” to “mom.”

“It is a decision I have never been more proud of,” said Megan Clodgo, of Colchester, a recovering addict and mother of 16-month old twin boys, who used services at Lund. “I needed to learn how to live again, this time not only sober but acknowledging the parts of me that I have always tried to hide. It's because of Lund I can confidently say I'm an amazing parent."

“I'm going to keep fighting this battle with Lund and everybody else,” said Governor Peter Shumlin (D - Vt.) “We're creating this problem for ourselves. We pass out painkillers, Oxycontin and others like it's candy and then we're surprised that folks are addicted to heroin."

Governor Shumlin declared October 19, 2015 “Lund Day” in Vermont.

The non-profit also has an adoption center and early childhood education program, among other education programs.

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