BENEFITING: COLLEGIATE RECOVERY RESOURCES INC
Collegiate Recovery Resources (“CRR”) is a charitable organization dedicated to creating access to sustainable on-campus recovery housing where students can thrive in their recovery, advance in their studies, and live joyfully in a sober, supportive community of their peers.
On most campuses, excessive drinking and drug use are pervasive, promoted and glorified. Beneath the party atmosphere, the ‘study drugs’ and experimentation is an epidemic of substance use disorders. At this moment, 1 out of 4 college students—over 4.5 million of our nation’s sons and daughters—are standing on the precipice of devastating consequences—from failing out of school, to depression, rape, jail, suicide, and accidental death. Over 200,000 students will seek some form of treatment. However, in the absence of recovery supports, especially among peers, the loneliness, fear and daily gauntlet of temptations, most will relapse.
Students with substance abuse disorders are nine times more likely to stay sober if they live in recovery housing with a community of peers. These students also achieve higher than average GPA’s and greatly increase their chances of graduation. They are also more likely to earn advanced degrees. Informed by research and the formidable outcomes produced at student recovery communities in places like Rutgers University, Penn State, Augsburg College and The Haven at College, CRR knows it is possible for recovering students to live sober and experience the academic, social and economic rewards of earning a degree.
Investing in Success
Guided by the best of the best practices, CRR will advance collegiate recovery on campuses across America by:
1. Providing funding and facilitating partnerships for sustainable collegiate recovery residences.
2. Distributing need-based scholarships for committed students to live in campus recovery communities.
3. Supporting innovative parent and family programs for the loved ones of college students in recovery.
CRR got its start by the founders and supporters of The Haven at College. In the course of opening
and operating five collegiate recovery residences since 2013, they recognized that public support was necessary to address a health crisis of this magnitude. With the help of like-minded friends and colleagues in the field, Collegiate Recovery Resources, a wholly independent non-profit corporation, was born. CRR’s first big step was to hire Ann Meredith as its first President and CEO. Ann, a Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania grad, has over 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership and recovery. She is also the proud parent of a recovering college student whose journey has inspired her to help others with similar challenges.
Supporting CRR’s Mission
CRR is in the process of growing its Founders Circle, a special group of donors who want to invest in CRR’s future success and Scholarship Fund.