FOR-NY is excited to announce that Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez has approved OASAS funding to provide scholarships for Peers to attend the New York Recovery Conference and Celebration on October 1-2, 2017 in Albany, NY.  Friends of Recovery-NY will coordinate the application/approval process and payment of 40 scholarships (20 upstate and 20 downstate- 3 for each Borough and 5 from Long Island).

Selection Criteria for Scholarship Awardees

Applicants must meet any one or combination of the following:

  • Peers that have completed recovery coach training
  • Peers that are CRPAs, provisional CRPAs or CARCs
  • Peers that are currently volunteering at a Recovery Community Organization (RCO), Recovery Community and Outreach Center (RCOC), Youth Clubhouse (YCH)
  • Peers that are currently employed within the SUD system and/or RCOC/RCOs

Scholarships Include

  • Conference Registration for 2-days
  • 1 night hotel lodging (must live more than 50 miles from Albany)

Scholarships Do Not Include

  • Transportation
  • Meals (Note- Recovery Celebration dinner on the evening of October 1 is included in scholarship)

Application Deadline

  • Monday, July 10, 2017

Notifications to all Applicants

  • Friday, July 14, 2017

Click here to apply


Contact Theresa Knorr, Director of Recovery Education and Training at [email protected] 0r 518 487-4395