Solana Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014
Transforming Youth Recovery announced today that they have provided 75 collegiate grants nationwide in their efforts to continue to grow and support the national collegiate recovery movement. As part of these efforts, the web-based Capacitype mapping platform was developed to help expand recovery support and service for students struggling with addiction. The Capacitype mapping system is a free, interactive service that allows students to locate colleges that offer recovery programs in addition to a myriad of recovery supports in their area including youth-friendly sober housing, recovery support meetings, treatment services and other educational recovery services required to help students to thrive in the fullness of the collegiate experience.
In less than two years, Transforming Youth Recovery has nearly tripled the number of collegiate recovery efforts across the country. By the end of 2015, Transforming Youth Recovery will have awarded 100 grants to colleges nationwide to provide students in recovery the opportunity to attend college while maintaining their sobriety. No student should have to choose between maintaining their sobriety and attending college. This grant program was established to exponentially increase the number of Collegiate Recovery Programs on U.S. college campuses. Through the collegiate grant program Transforming Youth Recovery is working to erase the social stigma that blocks students and their families from seeking help and to educate the public about addiction and recovery.
Transforming Youth Recovery looks specifically at the community, educational and peer networks that influence youth development and achievement, and is both studying and conceiving novel approaches that have the potential to dramatically expand family and school-based prevention, intervention and recovery support services.