St. Cloud State University (SCSU)
was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation
to provide housing, customized programming, peer support and clinical services to students in recovery who are working to obtain a college degree.
The SCSU Recovery Community is a Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC). CRC’s provide recovery coaching, and provide linkages to a wide spectrum of resources including recovery housing and recovery-conducive education and employment. CRC’s often host recovery support meetings, or connect participants to recovery support meetings helping to facilitate their continued social participation. They also serve as sites for recovery-focused social networking, advocacy, peer support, and community service activities. CRCs at educational institutions like SCSU focus on recovery supports ranging from sober housing, on-campus recovery support groups, recovery coaching, academic mentoring, study groups, sober social activities, community service projects, and scholarships for students in recovery.