In Collaboration with UMBC

Outpatient Treatment Center + Recovery Residence

On Campus Solutions for a National Problem

Support for students currently enrolled at UMBC, students enrolled at all neighboring colleges AND college-aged students who want to get back on a college track!

We provide care and support for college students struggling with mental health and substance use disorders so they can remain engaged in a successful and safe college experience. We keep students in college, and help those whose academic studies have been interrupted due to mental health and substance use disorders, Get Back on a College Track.

On Campus Meeting Tuesday 4PM (UMBC Commons Room 327)

All Recovery Meeting Sunday 7PM

Haven Meetings Held at The Haven Outpatient Center

The Haven Recovery Residence
Montrose Manor
16 E. Montrose Manor Ct.
Catonsville, MD 21228

The Haven Outpatient Center
35 Mellor Ave.
Catonsville, MD 21228

The Haven Outpatient Treatment Center


The Haven at College Outpatient Center, in collaboration with UMBC, is located a short distance from campus at 35 Mellor Ave. Catonsville, MD. Our student-centric program integrates co-occurring mental health and substance use treatment with on-campus community engagement to support students’ college lifestyles. Our licensed clinicians facilitate strength-based Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) programs that empower and increase student capacity for personal agency, responsibility and accountability.
Haven Outpatient Center Programs use both conventional and complementary evidence-based treatments including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) within an integrative system of relationships with like-minded students. We include comprehensive care to increase personal resiliency and set and meet personal and academic goals. We also offer Family Support, Adjunctive Mental Health Services and Academic Coaching as needed and parents are encouraged to participate in family therapy with their student. Outpatient Treatment programs are covered by most health insurance.

The Haven Recovery Residence

The Haven Recovery Residence at UMBC is located in the beautiful Montrose Manor Apartments minutes from campus in Catonsville. Students live in well appointed, fully furnished apartments with shared rooms. Onsite amenities include a swimming pool, nearby walking and biking trails and high speed internet. Comfortable and convenient to campus, the Haven’s student led community fosters long term recovery while forming lasting friendships. CALL US TODAY: 410.801.6497


The Haven’s innovative Mentoring and Monitoring Program provides the tools for students, parents and school administrators to distinguish casual partying from serious substance misuse and treat accordingly. This harm-reduction program provides peer recovery mentors, (regular/randomized) drug testing, and community support for students and parents seeking answers and accountability.


About UMBC

UMBC, a selective public research university, combines the traditions of the liberal arts academy, the creative intensity of the research university, and the social responsibility of a public institution. It is known for integrating research, teaching and learning, and civic engagement so that each advances the others for the benefit of society. Located on 530 wooded acres in suburban Baltimore, UMBC has over 11,200 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, as well as an alumni network of over 77,000. Whatever your passion, at UMBC you’ll find a program that challenges and excites you and a community that supports you.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UMBC a top-10 national leader in both innovation and undergraduate teaching. Times Higher Education has recognized UMBC as one of the world’s top universities and in a new impact ranking, UMBC is #3 in the U.S. and #62 worldwide in global social and economic impact. Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, Money and the Fiske Guide to Colleges have named UMBC a “Best Value” university.


UMBC Office of Institutional Advancement video produced by Corey Jennings


UMBC Administrator Endorsement

“I know in my workings with students who are struggling with substance use disorder or are currently in recovery that often times it means that they have to take a step back from school. This is a really excellent way to take care of themselves … while continuing their education.”

- Associate Vice President of Student Affairs


Our local Haven team includes licensed clinicians, peer recovery coaches and individuals who are passionate about helping college students receive care and support for their mental health and substance use challenges.

Susan Ward, LCPC


Susan Ward is a LCPC and Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has worked in the behavioral health field for almost thirty years with the last 17 years managing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder programs. A residential treatment and a County wide Crisis System being her most recent endeavors. She has a B.S. in psychology from Virginia Tech and a M.A. from Bastyr University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her areas of specialization are trauma, family therapy and addictions/codependency.

Nataliya Rakhmanina, B.S.

Student Care Manager

Nataliya is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.S. in Public Health Science. She brings a strong background in patient care, healthcare administration and healthcare management to The Haven at College across multiple provider settings including hospital, urgent care and surgical centers. A strong advocate for collegiate recovery, Nataliya is thrilled to bring her medical experience to a cause about which she is deeply passionate. Outside of the office, Nataliya is committed to continuing her education in healthcare management and substance use disorder.

Leo Altidor, B.A., M.S., LGPC, NCC

Program Director and Clinician

Leo originally hails from New York, but received his bachelor’s in Psychology from Dickinson College, and his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Johns Hopkins University. Despite being a young clinician, substance use work has been part of Leo’s life since his days as an intern at the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, in high school. Leo is deeply committed to improving the standard of mental health and substance use care provided to college students, especially in light of his experience with case management. With a focus on Motivational Interviewing and Person Centered Therapy, Leo works to establish a safe space for students and their families to work through stigma, better understand the confluence of substance use and other mental health conditions, and successfully renegotiate their relationship with substances. Leo is invested in his continuing development and perfecting his craft as a competent counselor.

Ryan Perry

House Manager and Community Leader

Ryan serves as the House Manager and Community Leader for The Haven at UMBC. He also spends time at the Haven Outpatient Center in Catonsville as a Haven Peer Ambassador. In these roles Ryan is dedicated to connecting with students in recovery on campus and those who are just beginning to examine their relationship with substances. It is his honor to welcome students into the Haven community. Ryan has a breadth of experience in launching and operating recovery communities as he previously helped facilitate the opening of a Maryland treatment house and has worked closely with over three others. After many attempts, Ryan is now in long-term recovery and is well versed in relapse prevention. He is a full-time student pursuing a degree in economics and finance. Ryan is excited to give back to the community he has lived in most of his life. He is passionate about helping others find what he has--a way to live life to its fullest, navigating the joys and challenges of sobriety along the way.