VSH Canteen Coordinator Posts On Blog Site. Canteen Is “Cost Neutral” Operation!

"I took over in 2002 and a few years later the program was paying for itself. It still would be if administration had let me run it properly."

This is text from a blog post on www.GreenMountainDaily.com:

As the Canteen coordinator I can also add that the Canteen has been run as a completely revenue neutral operation in the past. I took over in 2002 and a few years later the program was paying for itself. It still would be if administration had let me run it properly.

It is also an invaluable vocational rehabilitation and occupational therapy tool, especially for those who are stuck in VSH for a long period. I was in that situation years ago, fighting for my right not to be medicated. I was allowed to work in the Canteen as a patient for most of my two year incarceration. That did more to help me that anything else. It also allowed me to prove that I could function without being medicated. In the end I was able to win that battle and get discharged without being drugged against my will. If it had not been for the Canteen program I might be on disability.