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Campus Involvement Center awarded grant to assist students in recovery

The Ohio University Campus Involvement Center has been awarded $2,500 grant to assist students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.

The grant was awarded through Transforming Youth Recovery, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 that looks specifically at the community, educational and peer networks that influence youth development and achievement. The organization is both studying and conceiving novel approaches that have the potential to dramatically expand family and school-based prevention, intervention and recovery support services—one community, one school, one student at a time.

The grant will provide Ohio University with seed funding to engage in a capacity building approach aimed at building the relationships necessary to better meet the needs of students in recovery on campus.  

The grant also will support the creation of an online map of community recovery assets intended to facilitate a nationwide network of resource sharing and collaboration among collegiate recovery practitioners, students and community members.

"The idea is to connect students to available university and community resources and with each other," said Ann Addington, Ohio University assistant director for health promotion. "A portion of the award will be used to establish a scholarship for incoming students who are in recovery."

The project's ultimate goal is to create and support a sustainable collegiate recovery program on campus.

The program will provide a safe, supportive and fun environment for students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.

Visit http://www.transformingyouthrecovery.org/ for more information about Transforming Youth Recovery. To find out more information about the effort or to get involved, contact Ann Addington at 740-593-4749 or addingto@ohio.edu.


This story was submitted by Student Affairs.