The Scranton Chapter of Young People in Recovery (YPR) will host “Recovery is H.O.P.E.” in support of individuals in recovery for drug and/or alcohol abuse on Monday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Keyser Valley Community Center, 101 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton.
Organizers say the event will benefit young people in recovery, as well as their families, by bringing a variety of community organizations together in order to empower individuals to take steps for their future. The free event will feature guest speakers, representatives from treatment centers, wellness vendors, counseling, education and employment booths.
“This will be the Scranton Chapter’s inaugural community event,” said chapter lead Yolanda Battaglia. “We hope that it connects people and their families to the resources they need.”
Founded in 2010 and based in Denver, Colorado, YPR is a non‐profit, national advocacy organization. YPR and their Chapters aim to reduce stigma in the community regarding addiction and recovery through community awareness events. The Scranton Chapter also aims to empower the individual in recovery as well as provide better access to treatment, education, employment, and housing.