A Joint Venture to Improve Quality of Life for Residents
The West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network is an innovative partnership, offering peer recovery support services on nine higher education campuses. This project is supported by federal State Opioid Response funding, which originates from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. An additional five higher education institutions collaborate with WVCRN.
The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia is a joint venture among West Virginia’s southern colleges and universities to better connect the educational resources and workforce training offered in southern West Virginia.
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1601 Co Hwy 52/27,
Williamson, WV 25661
Peer Recovery Support Specialist
The West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network (WVCRN), Marshall University, and the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute (WV DII) have launched a new overdose prevention initiative on West Virginia’s college and university campuses entitled, “Be The One.” The initiative is the first of its kind and will focus on opioid overdose prevention from a bystander’s perspective, encouraging students, staff, and faculty to Be The One to save a life.
One of the goals of the WVCRN is to support students in recovery in attaining their educational aspirations. Through fundraising & donations, the WVCRN is able to offer awards which are paid directly to the student to help with school related expenses. A selection committee comprised of the WVCRN Advisory Committee Members will review and select the awardee(s). Preference is given to WV residents. The amount of the award(s) is dependent upon available funds. Applications are accepted at any time. The committee will make awards prior to the fall and spring semesters as funds are available.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2023
Have at least a 2.0 GPA
Be actively in recovery from a substance use disorder
Be enrolled part-time or full-time at a WV college or university
Be willing to share their recovery story in print, live or recorded video and/or at events
Must participate in the collegiate recovery community or program at their institution which includes meeting once a month with a peer recovery support specialist; attend at least two collegiate recovery community seminars/groups and attend one special event during the semester
Complete the application
Provide at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can comment on the applicant's commitment to recovery
Provide documentation of enrollment to verify student status