For Students Interested in Local Recovery Programs:

Many students come to us because they are unaware of the local recovery programs that are focused at students. These students vary from having been in recovery for some time before joining us at Penn to others who are experiencing new negative outcomes from alcohol or drugs and would like a non-Penn affiliated community of young adults to engage with. These resources are available to all Philadelphians, and if you are interested but not sure how to approach these meetings, please reach out to our office staff.

The resources listed below are just some of the local off-campus recovery programs that our office is aware of, if you are aware of others and would like to promote them here, please let us know.

On-Campus Recovery Group Options

University Lutheran Church

3637 Chestnut

Wednesdays at 8pm-9pm

Alcoholics Anonymous-Type Meetings:

The Haven

Newest Program- Contact Maureen for more information (610-322-8008)

500 N. 39th St (enter from back gate on white fence along 39th)

Saturdays at 9pm - Topic Speaker

Tuesday at 9pm - Step Study

Salerno - Beachhead AA Group

University Lutheran Church - 3637 Chestnut St

(Enter through the back)

M-F (12:15pm-1:15pm)


Monday Night Beginners

Holy Trinity Church - 1904 Walnut St

Monday at 6:45pm


Young People's 4021

4021 Club - 4021 Walnut St

Tuesday at 7:15pm


Center City Young People

St. Marks Church - 1625 Locust St

Wednesday at 7:30 pm, Friday at 9pm


The Underground

Old Pine Community Center - 4th and Lombard

Tuesday & Thursday at 8pm


Brewerytown-Fairmount N.U.T.S (Now Use the Steps)

Fairmount Clubhouse - 2044 Fairmount Ave

Tuesday at 6:15pm


Midtown Group of AA

Holy Trinity Church - 1904 Walnut St

Saturday & Sunday at 8pm

Night Owl

William Way Community Center - 1315 Spruce St

Every night at 11:30pm


Visit www.sepennaa.org which is a great resource for anyone who cannot make the meetings mentioned above, and also as a guide to learn more about the 12-step program.


Narcotics Anonymous-Type Meetings

Square One

Holy Trinity Church - 1904 Walnut St (in the basement)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 1pm


Morning NA Fix

13th between Lombard and Pine

Wednesday at 8am


Freedom on 4th

4th and Fairmount

Tuesday at 7pm