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Newly formed Scranton Chapter of Young People in Recovery hosts inaugural event on Sept. 19

Newly formed Scranton Chapter of Young People in Recovery hosts inaugural event on Sept. 19
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From a press release:

The newly established Scranton Chapter of Young People in Recovery 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 nonprofit, 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.

Online donations can be made via For more information, contact Battaglia at or call her at 570-903‐8700.

  • I didn’t even realize there was a YPR chapter here in NEPA, this is great!

  • DifficultyBreathing

    I hope it is Secular Organization for Sobriety. AA is basically a religious cult founded by a delusion shaman that doesn’t work and teaches harmful notions of powerlessness and submission.