The first Virginia Collegiate Recovery Conference was held in March 2014 at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. VCU launched a student-run recovery program, Rams in Recovery, in the fall of 2013. The University of Virginia started a similar program back in 2006.
Students and administrators from other colleges and universities across the Commonwealth are working hard to establish their own supportive and confidential recovery programs. The conference was an amazing opportunity to connect young people in recovery and exchange ideas about how to create safe environments for these young people on their own campuses.
The event was supported by grants from The JHW Foundation (see January 16, 2013 post) and The Chris Atwood Foundation. A tremendous grassroots effort by two budding foundations!