YPR is a national recovery support service organization made up of chapters focused on peer-to-peer services for young people in, or seeking recovery. YPR chapters engage in advocacy at the local, state and federal levels to improve access to resources such as treatment, education, employment and housing. We do this by creating a national network of young people in recovery, their families and friends. YPR empowers young people to get involved in their communities by providing them with the tools and support that will allow them to take charge of their futures.
All of the services provided by our chapters, including All-recovery meetings, Pro-social events, and educational Workshops are offered at no cost to the communities we serve. Our work is done by a national network of young people in recovery, their friends and family members. In addition to our chapter activities, YPR offers life skills curriculum through our My Recovery is EPIC and Phoenix programs. These programs are licensed to treatment centers and criminal justice agencies for a fee to operate which is determined based on the need from partners. YPR maintains a full-time staff as well as employs part time staff to operate our national chapter network. In order to keep our services free to those who need them, our national organization seeks general operating support in the form of donations from the general public, foundations, corporations and government funders on an ongoing basis.
Each chapter offers an exciting calendar of social activities, advocacy events, public outreach, education programming and more. Every member is also exposed to the latest information as it relates to grassroot community organizing, leadership development, advocacy, volunteer management and recruitment, fundraising, public policy, and media messaging. Onboarding, training, supervision and program evaluation is provided in person and online by full-time YPR staff. Chapter leads also attend in-person training at the annual national leadership conference.