Outpatient Treatment Center (coming soon) & Recovery Residence
On Campus Solutions for a National Problem
Support for students currently enrolled at Drexel University, students enrolled at nearby colleges 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.
Candle Light All Recovery Meeting Saturday 9:15PM
Haven Meetings Held at 208 N. 35th Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
The Haven Recovery Residence
208 N. 35th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Haven Outpatient Center
PEER TO PEER MENTORING & MONITORING
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 Drexel University
Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel University continues to lead by way of its founder’s vision, offering an experiential form of higher education that places a premium on preparing students for careers in the future through its cooperative education programs. Drexel is committed to community and civic engagement through research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, public service by students and faculty, and business practices that support local and regional economic development. Located in University City, PA, Drexel is just a few minutes away from Philadelphia’s Center City district.
HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS
“I have been given such a rare opportunity at a young age to be a part of a recovery community. I am passionate about creating that same opportunity for other young people. The Haven is giving people my age the chance to get a higher education and stay happy, healthy and sober. At The Haven we provide support and love to anyone who reaches out, and we have a ton of fun doing it!”
- Former Haven Resident, Drexel Freshman
DREXEL ADMINISTRATOR ENDORSEMENT
“The Haven provides a wonderful new resource, with a proven set of programs, for our students in recovery or for those who are starting to get sober. We are happy to work with The Haven to see it expand its reach to help students become educated about recovery as well as breaking down the stigma associated with addiction.”
- Drexel Assistant Director of Counseling and Director of Alcohol, Other Drug and Health Education
THE HAVEN PROGRAM AND STAFF
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.
Liz Ferris, LSW, CADC
Liz received her undergraduate degree from Drexel University as a resident of the Philadelphia Haven. She was able to work with other young adults in recovery to promote recovery on college campuses as a possibility. After Drexel, she went on to earn her MSW from Bryn Mawr College. As a licensed social worker and a certified drug and alcohol counselor, Liz works as a substance use and mental health therapist with young adults in the Philadelphia area. Liz is excited to be apart of the Haven at Drexel again as their Program Director to help support the Drexel recovery community and students looking for more memorable way to experience college through case management and our mentoring and monitoring programs.
House Manager, Community Leader, and Outreach Coordinator
Starting off as a Haven resident in 2017, Danielle found enormous opportunity at The Haven that allowed her to continue to pursue her academic career in Philadelphia, build her sober social network, and share her positive attitude and a love for life in recovery with others. She believes that learning how to study sober, complete honest work, and connect with others are acquired skills and gets utmost joy out of sharing those skills with her residents at The Haven. Danielle is currently working toward a career in the recovery field and also shares her amazing story publicly across many platforms.
Assistant House Manager
Alfonzo serves as the House Manager at the Haven at Drexel. Alfonzo has been with the Haven since March 2017. Alfonzo left Drexel University due to problems with a substance use disorder, but with the help of recovery advocates at Drexel University and friends at The Haven at Drexel, could return to the university to finish his BS in Computer Engineering with a projected graduation date of 2020. Alfonzo has been sober for more than 5 years and has experienced many of the gifts of sobriety. As Assistant House Manager at Drexel, he enjoys the opportunity to pass on his experience with sobriety as a college student.