QPR was launched in the Summer of 2016 and we are an organization that is dedicated to lifting the awareness of behavioral health recovery on campus, and providing peer-to-peer recovery supports to students in or seeking long-term recovery.
As students, we believe that we are more likely to succeed when we enmesh components of academic and recovery lifestyles during our time on campus. Quaker Peer Recovery is a student recovery community, which exists as a University-wide registered student organization, as well as a student organization in the School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2). Our organization provides peer-to-peer recovery support services and resources based on the social empowerment model to those students living in, or seeking, long-term recovery from substance use disorders, mental health illness, and other quality of life concerns. Supports we offer consist of peer facilitated mutual-aid recovery support meetings, pro-social substance free activities, peer mentorship, and advocacy campaigns. We do not offer counseling, intervention, or crisis services.
As you browse this website to learn more about our student recovery organization, you will find our regular meeting schedules, list of events, and additional resources available on the University of Pennsylvania campus and in the Philadelphia metro-area. We send out regular newsletter to supporters, alumni, and students as well; if you are interested in these updates, please sign up via the newsletter link on the top of the page for general supporters, on the current students page for student updates, or on the alumni interest page for alumni specific updates. You may also contact our student leadership directly with any questions you may have.