We can help. Whether you've been sober for 30 minutes or 30 years, the UVA Collegiate Recovery Program is here for you. Join a community of people who offer encouragement, understanding, and accessible tools to support you on your journey.Get in touch
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A place to belong.
Whatever you’re going through, we offer a place to build friendships and find support. Our home is the CRP space on the first floor of the Student Health and Wellness building at 550 Brandon Avenue.
Whether you’re in recovery, an ally or just “sober curious,” visit our lounge and grab a cup of coffee or a breakfast treat. Play video and board games, make yourself an espresso, and browse our Recovery Library. Come as you are: No RSVP needed.
A place to connect.
Come for the free food; stay for the friendships. Join a community of support that values where you are on the journey—and keeps your information confidential. Share as much or as little as you’d like. Know that your story is safe with us.
Join us every Wednesday at 6pm in the CRP space on Brandon Avenue.
A place to rest.
Finally: A space on Grounds without posturing or posing. Join a judgment-free zone and benefit from our team’s experience. With our evidence-based model of care, you can trust that you’ll receive best-in-class support. Get in touch today: Let us know how we can help you.
Learn more about where to find us and explore HIR meeting times and events.
A place to stay.
Engage in a supportive collegiate living and learning community while building lifelong recovery skills. In fall 2022, CRP will open Recovery Housing. Located near the Student Health and Wellness building, the house features a full kitchen, living area and meeting space. Students can lease the house for 9 months, with the potential to arrange summer accommodations. To learn more, contact Tia Mann.
Become an ally.
Help us create a recovery-ready Grounds by becoming a recovery ally. Everyone, regardless of knowledge or expertise, can serve as a recovery ally by intervening with empathy, sharing UVA resources, and respecting and celebrating recovery.Join us
We're in this together.
You’re not alone. Even if you’re not ready to attend a meeting or hang out at our space, subscribe to our confidential newsletter. We’d love to let you know what’s happening.Sign up for more
Apply for a scholarship
We offer two $1,000 scholarships each year to UVA students in recovery. The scholarships support students who are examples of strong recovery to others, demonstrate leadership, and remain invested in the growth of our collegiate recovery community.
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Help us achieve a vision of a recovery-ready Grounds for the entire UVA community. Make a gift today.
In an emergency or life-threatening situation, call the Charlottesville-Albermarle Rescue Squad at 911.
University Emergency Dept.
If you have another medical emergency, contact the University Emergency Department at (434) 924-4261.
Student Health and Wellness
If you have an urgent need, or are in crisis and need to talk to someone immediately, please call Student Health and Wellness (during office hours: 434-924-5362; after hours: 434-297-4261), and let them know you have a medical concern or wish to speak with a mental health provider. For life-threatening emergencies, please call 911.
- Emergencies and Crises
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We provide fun social events as another opportunity to connect with others. Whether you're into sports, game nights, movies or barbeques, we have something for you!Learn more
Sign up for Recovery Scholars
As individuals grow in their recovery process, their needs in recovery change. Recovery Scholars seeks to support these needs through a variety of non-credit seminar sections, while recognizing student contributions through a financial stipend. Recovery Scholars also gives UVA students the opportunity to connect remotely with students in recovery from across the state of Virginia.Learn more