The Haven provides us with a home
where we can share life’s ups and
downs with people facing the same
challenges, people who do understand
what it is like to have their
expectations up-ended, people who
have similar goals and values.
Basically, we want to stay in recovery, get
good grades, make some friends, have
a great time, and prove to ourselves
and the world that college life can be
better – all around – clean and sober.
The Haven sober living model is based
on industry leading best practices – in
other words, we go with what works.
Because there are so many students
out there just like us, The Haven is
spreading to campuses all across
America. What this means is that by
signing up and engaging in this
experience, you’re instantly part of a
nationwide network. So you’ll find
people whom you have plenty in
common with wherever you go. We’d
call it a movement, but we’re keeping it
a little more low key than that – for
now, that is.
Here’s what we’ve been hearing from
college students in recovery:
You are NOT alone.
The Haven has other students who feel
just like you do and are facing the
same challenges, and at The Haven we
provide 24/7 support-- Live-in House
Managers who understand addiction
and recovery (and who are in recovery
themselves) and a Recovery Coach
who will help get you through.
From Day 1 you will belong to a
peer led community of caring,
compassionate individuals who
understand your daily challenges,
feelings, etc., and will celebrate
your successes and victories as well.
The Haven balances structure with the
need for freedom in the college
experience. Every student develops
an individualized plan to manage their
academics, social life, and recovery life
-- and works with the Haven’s
Recovery Coach on a weekly basis to
stay on track.
We get it. Recovery is a “we” program.
“WE” do this together. We understand
how very tricky it can be, and
sometimes difficult to choose not to
partake in some of the same activities
as your classmates. The Haven gives
students in recovery a way to connect
with their school and their classmates,
and it will afford them the necessary
tools to remain clean and sober.
Well, for one thing, you’ll remember it.
In many respects it will look almost
exactly like life before you lived at The
Haven: going to class, laundry at
midnight, hanging out with friends
(putting off studying), and generally
just being a student. The bad news is
you don’t get passes for coursework or
finals. The good news is that a lot of
smart, caring people (including lots of
students in recovery,) have worked
together to create a program that will
make your recovery life a lot easier,
To be a part of it, we all gotta do our
part. So what are your responsibilities?
Actually, the list is pretty simple (when
you take out all of the commitments
that are a part of college anyhow).
Well, first you gotta think you’ve got a
problem. And then together, we move
forward from there.
If you think the Haven is for you, here’s
what you do to apply for admission: