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“StepUP is the reason I’m here. There is no way I could be in college without being in StepUP. It gave me a chance at a new life and hope for the future. I get endless support!”
– Hilda A.

“StepUP has allowed me to do something I never thought was possible: be a sober college student.” 
-Manford F.

“StepUP has changed me in so many ways. I’ve found my friends for life here, and the support from other students and staff is amazing. I love this place.”
– April D.

“StepUP has given me the opportunity to grow and realize forgotten potential. It has shaped the person I’m becoming and empowered me to strive for success.”
– Julian K.

“StepUP allows me to live out my dream of going to college without the fear of living in a normal dorm and having constant temptations in front of me. OGC (Oren Gateway Center residence hall) and StepUP are completely unique, yet so necessary for college students in recovery.”
– Collins N.

“Grateful for the one place in the whole world that can take the shape of my home away from home. The friends, staff and common goal of StepUP among the students who reside here make that possible.”
– StepUP student

“StepUP has given me the opportunity to make mistakes in a supportive community of peers and staff. This support has allowed me to grow as a student, friend, family member and member of a community. It gave me the opportunity to be the adult I wanted to be.” 
– Bobby M.

“StepUP has been a place for me to develop as an individual, grow as a person and form relationships with current and past members.” 
– Andrew H.