Greetings!! On behalf of GCC I want to welcome you into our community. I also wanted to make you aware that if you are a student in recovery who has some anxiety about starting your journey in higher education, you are not alone! We have many students at GCC at all phases in their recovery. We have faculty and staff who are knowledgeable about the disease that you can talk to when you need someone to confide in.
I wanted to make you aware of some resources that exist for you at the college. While we cannot begin to offer the resources you will find at agencies in the community, we do offer support for our students in recovery that I hope you will find helpful to you in your journey. We do have an on campus AA meeting that happens every Wednesday at noon. Please check back for location. It does not meet over the summer or during vacation periods. We also hold monthly meetings for students in recovery and their allies. You will see information about these meetings on our website, via student email and on the TV monitors around campus. If you wish to be part of our confidential mailing list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have peers who are outstanding students with long standing sobriety to assist you in identifying academic resources that might prove useful to you. Use the email previously listed for more information. Counseling services are available at GCC. While the intention is not to offer long term counseling and is not a substitute for being active in a program of recovery, you may find that talking to a counselor about some of your challenges enhances your connection to the college and your academic success. To set up an appointment please call Evelyn Tillitson at x1386. Lastly we have a formal partnership with the Recover Project which is located on Main Street in Greenfield. A peer driven program, the Recover Project, offers tremendous social and emotional support to those struggling to stay clean and sober. A link to this site is available on this page.
If you have any questions or would simply like to talk, please do not hesitate to contact me at x1819 or email@example.com. I serve as one of the primary supports for students in recovery and enthusiastically offer you a safe and inviting space to talk about recovery related issues.
Director of Student Development