SOU CORE Program Receives Grant

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October 31, 2014

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University is pleased to announce that CORE, the University’s Collegiate Recovery Program has been awarded a $2,500 grant to assist students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.

The grant was awarded through Transforming Youth Recovery, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013.

The grant will provide Southern Oregon University with mid-stage funding to engage in a capacity building approach aimed at building the relationships necessary to better meet the needs of students in recovery on campus.

The grant also will support the creation of an online map of community recovery assets intended to facilitate a nation-wide network of resource sharing and collaboration among collegiate recovery practitioners, students and community members.

“We are excited to partner with Transforming Youth Recovery in expanding and strengthening the network of resources for recovering students,” said CORE director Victor Chang. “CORE enhances recovering students’ academic success and personal well-being as well as their recovery from addiction. Connecting members of the SOU community to available resources and one another goes a long way to enhancing recovery.”

In undertaking this project, the ultimate goal is to maintain a sustainable collegiate recovery program on campus that provides a safe, supportive, and fun environment for students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.

To find out more information about CORE or to get involved, contact Victor Chang at (541) 552-6813 or changv@sou.edu or visit www.sou.edu/core.