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College Students

Recovery is the expectation, not the exception.

The West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network is an innovative partnership offering peer recovery support on nine higher education campuses

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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4419

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5387

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INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT
SESSIONS PROVIDED

GROUP SUPPORT
SESSIONS ATTENDED

TRAINED ON OVERDOSE
PREVENTION

NALOXONE KITS
DISTRIBUTED

2865

RX DISPOSAL BAGS
DISTRIBUTIED

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2122

FENTANYL TEST STRIPS DISTRIBUTED

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OUTREACH
ENCOUNTERS

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PROGRAMS & LOCATIONS

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WV Collegiate Recovery Network

1 John Marshall Drive,

Huntington, WV

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Susie Mullens
Project Coordinator​​

BridgeValley Community and Technical College

Montgomery Campus

619 2nd Avenue
Montgomery, WV 25136

Kenny Jordan

Peer Recovery Specialist

Partner Location

Bluefield State University

219 Rock St.

Bluefield, WV 24701

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Megan HIcks

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Mountwest CTC

1 Mountwest Way,

Huntington, WV 25701

Collaborating Location

Concord University

Vermillion Street
PO Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712

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Brandon Whitehouse

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Marshall University

1 John Marshall Drive,

Huntington, WV

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Ryan Elkins

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

New River Community & Technical College

280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813-8987

April McAllister

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Eastern West Virginia CTC
316 Eastern Drive
Moorefield, West Virginia 26836

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

400 Lee St.

Lewisburg, WV 24901

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Jennifer Crane

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Southern West Virginia
Community & Technical College

1601 Co Hwy 52/27,
Williamson, WV 25661

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Aaron Blankenship

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

WV State University

Institute WV

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Brandon Proudfoot

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

WVU Collegiate Recovery
PO Box 6201
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

WVU Parkersburg

300 Campus Dr,

Parkersburg, WV 26104

WVU Tech

507 S Kanawha St, Beckley, WV 25801

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Every purchase & every cup helps students in recovery achieve their educational dreams & reach their career goals.

Enjoy our Recovery Roast in person at Coal River Coffee Company in St. Albans and Café Appalachia in South Charleston.

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Be The One to help us create a recovery-supportive campus, reduce stigma and make an impact by becoming a Recovery Ally.

 

Sign up for this free class or contact the CRC for more information.

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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.

Scholarship Application

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

Applicants must: 

  • 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

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