TC3 expands addiction recovery program into greater community

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A new agreement will allow TC3’s Collegiate Recovery Program to expand beyond campus borders and into the general community.

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The program is the first-ever of its kind at a SUNY community college.

It was started in 2018 with a grant from the state Office of Addiction Services and Supports.

“I’m excited because this partnership will allow us to increase programs and events on campus and beyond,” said Ashley Dickson, the College’s recovery program specialist. “We were chosen for this for many reasons, but primarily because we already offer many of those services and are poised to continue and add to them.”

This agreement provides the College funding in exchange for providing services to youth and young adults in recovery, including hosting community events and conducting outreach and networking.

Expansion funding is provided through Youth Voices Matter, an ancillary of Friends of Recovery New York, a non-profit organization that seeks to create a state-wide support network for people in recovery.

“Right now, I’m particularly enthusiastic about exploring how we can expand what we do virtually to create a robust program that can be utilized by the entire community,” said Dickson. “It’s always been our design to be accessible to people in the wider community, but this agreement will give us the resources to do that in a more impactful way. We’re all in this together, and recovery is possible for anyone.”

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