In Collaboration with University of Maryland

Outpatient Treatment Center + Recovery Residence

On Campus Solutions for a National Problem

Support for students currently enrolled at the University of Maryland, students enrolled at nearby colleges (including Montgomery Community College and Prince George's Community College) AND college-aged students who want to get back on a college track!

We provide on-campus 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 want to 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.

Marijuana Anonymous Meeting Friday 8:30PM

All Recovery Meeting Saturday 7:30PM

Yoga/Meditation Meeting Tuesday 5:30PM

Haven Meetings Held at The Haven Outpatient Center

The Haven Recovery Residence
Terrapin Row
4314 Guilford Drive
College Park, MD 20740

The Haven Outpatient Center
7207 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

The Haven Outpatient Treatment Center


The Haven at College Outpatient Center, in collaboration with University of Maryland, is conveniently located across the street from the UMD campus at 7207 Baltimore Ave. Our student-centric program integrates 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, DBT and 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 and we are in network with CareFirst Blue Preferred PPO, UMD’s student health insurance provider.

The Haven Recovery Residence

The Haven at UMD Residence is located at Terrapin Row, nestled near the University of Maryland South Campus Commons and is home to over 1,000 University of Maryland students. Students live in beautifully appointed, fully furnished Townhomes with private rooms. Onsite amenities include a top of the line fitness center with free weights, cardio equipment and machines, study rooms with high speed internet and printers, swimming pool, volleyball court, game lounges and an automated convenience store. Through weekly recovery meetings, individualized wellness sessions, group accountability, social & recreational events, the Haven’s student led community fosters long term recovery while forming lasting friendships. CALL US TODAY: 301.329.5885


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 University of Maryland

Founded in 1856, The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 41,000 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 377,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., students discover and share new knowledge every day through renowned research programs in academics, the arts and athletics. The University of Maryland is committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus. UMD ranks #15 as “Most Innovative School” and #22 as “Public Research Institution” by U.S. News & World Report, # 8 as the “Best Value College” in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and #9 in “Entrepreneurship for Undergraduates” by The Princeton Review.

The University of Maryland is steadfast in advancing collegiate substance use education, intervention, and programs; and in eliminating stigma associated with addiction. University Administrators, Staff and Faculty challenge the broad stereotype that all college students use and abuse substances as they cultivate a campus-wide community of support and belonging so all students- including those in, or in need of, addiction recovery- can create their unique college experience and succeed in pursuing their education.




“I’m happy that we’ve been able to develop this partnership with The Haven at College. In speaking with other universities who have partnered with them, we were made aware of their strong track record in helping college students in recovery. A visit to the center in Philadelphia last year was eye opening, and I feel great about the collaborative process that we’ve used to arrive at this relationship.”

- Director, University of Maryland Health Center


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

Clinical Director

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.

Amy Waldrup, RN, BSN, MPH

Student Care Manager

Amy is a registered nurse and has worked for several years in a hospital inpatient addiction detoxification and rehabilitation unit. She recently received her Master of Public Health from The George Washington University where she was activity involved in the collegiate recovery program. Her thesis focused on using personal narrative to decrease stigma towards people with substance use disorders. As a person in long-term recovery, Amy is passionate about using both her lived and clinical experience to help others achieve a meaningful recovery. She has two boys that keep her active and smiling.

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.

Mel Merritt, CRS

House Manager & Community Leader

Mel was instrumental in launching the residence at College Park in August of 2018. Mel is a person in long-term recovery of 3 years. She is a returning senior to the University of Maryland, set to graduate with her Bachelor of Science degree in 2019. Mel believes wholeheartedly in The Haven’s goal of “disrupting addiction on college campuses”. While her recovery journey consisted of a 7 year break from college, Mel hopes that increasing resources for college students may allow others to find happiness and meaningful recovery even sooner. She is excited to be of service to the College Park community and to help “meet students where they are at".