About the Program
Pratt Institute’s College Recovery Community (CRC), named Clean Cats by its members, is affiliated with the Counseling Center. Our CRC is for any student that is exploring and managing their relationship with drugs, alcohol, nicotine, self-harm, body image and/or eating disorder difficulties.
All pathways to recovery are welcome, eg sobriety, harm reduction, moderation, therapy or medication management, spiritual approaches, sober curiosity, mind/body, dance/art/music approaches, culturally specific approaches, etc.
The Clean Cats members have a dedicated space on campus, in which they have 24/7 access. This space offers a comfortable environment for the members to hang out, study, support one another, take a nap, make their art, and relax. Included in the space is food (to address food insecurity and support recovery), books about recovery and other mental health or identity related topics, adult coloring books, play-doh, puzzles, and some members have brought knitting supplies (all for relaxation). There is access to Narcan, spiritual wares, Medication Disposal Kits and other resources. It is also where they have their All Recovery Meetings,
The members can connect to mental health services, academic assistance and other resources via the advisor of the CRC. The members participate in at least 1 sober social event a month, recovery check-ins, and do service. Accountability and peer support are strongly encouraged.