My name is Tee Scott, YPR Chapter lead for Baltimore, MD. My connection with YPR is driven by its vision. A vision where all young people have the resources they need to thrive in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. The vision and mission of YPR is true and important to me. As a person with lived experience of family members who experienced barriers and championed the process of recovery. It fueled my interest to explore the start of Young People in Recovery chapter in Baltimore. People, service, and community is the foundation and commitment to efforts for our work.
People, service, and community is the foundation and commitment to efforts for our work.The YPR workshops, all recovery meetings, pro-socials, and opioid outreach for members to include residents, business/shop owners within the community have made an impact on our community. Whether virtual or in-person “safely”, our members provide information, prevention resources curbside during community-based and/or prosocial events. It’s been life-changing. People in recovery, allies, and family, community members who were “once” unaware of the benefit, support, and resources available for recovery are informed and connected to YPR Baltimore. Having the resources and supports of YPR to include meeting people where they are- is our greatest strength. The dedication of the leadership, staff, and fellow chapters inspire me to steadily grow the chapter. We meet regularly to share and learn from one another. One of the greatest experiences at YPR was hosting holiday prosocial. It was my first experience connecting with young people seeking a safe place to celebrate recovery. I thank Young People in Recovery for gearing Baltimore with the tools and resources needed in order to make a difference within the community.