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Holy Family University awarded grant extension for Collegiate Recovery Program


Holy Family University has been awarded additional funding from the Independence Blue Cross (IBX) Foundation for its collegiate recovery efforts, in partnership with the Association of Recovery in Higher Education.

Holy Family University received funding from the foundation last year to establish the university’s first Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP). The CRP program is designed to enable recovery for students who are experiencing or believe they may have a substance use disorder, are curious about sobriety, or have someone in their lives who is struggling with these issues. The Collegiate Recovery Program meets throughout each semester.

Holy Family’s CRP is directed by Dr. Patrick McElwaine, a licensed clinical psychologist and professional counselor and director of Holy Family University’s Master of Counseling Psychology program.

Holy Family University is a private institution in the Catholic tradition with campus locations in Philadelphia and Newtown.