NorthEast REgion

Community College of Philadelphia

Program Details

Established: 2016
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Program Contact: Kerry Arnold
(215) 751-8535

About the Program

The Office of Collegiate Recovery (OCR) is located within Student Life Services. The OCR has two offices (W2-45 and W2-46) and one group meeting area. It has full access to all of the group and meeting spaces used by Student Life. There is no housing at Community College of Philadelphia, he OCR program collaborates with the Philadelphia recovery housing referral system. The OCR has one full time faculty member dedicating 25% of his time as Director, two (2) staff recovery coaches dedicating 50% of their time and three (3) students in recovery. The OCR is a mid-size CRP and offers Peer-to-peer support group meetings, multiple individual coaching sessions and outreach services both inside and outside the college, and specialized AA/NA groups such as, LGBT. People of Color. Domestic Violence, Double Trouble, etc. Affiliated organizations include: Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities, City of Philadelphia and PROACT Support Services, Philadelphia. Individuals new to recovery are welcome to join the OCR. He or she could join and participate in all services of the Office of Collegiate Recovery.

Office of Collegiate Recovery was established in 2016 as an outgrowth of the Addiction and Recovery workforce initiatives developed in 1986.

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