Recovery HS


Embracing an “It Takes A Village” philosophy, Prevention Links is excited to highlight our efforts to open the Raymond Lesniak ESH Recovery High School that will provide:

• In- school recovery supports programing including peer to peer support groups, 12 Steps programs and individual and/or family counseling;

• Before- and after-school programs build on classroom experiences and help students expand their horizons, contribute to their communities and have fun;

• Family support centers strengthen parent involvement, parent education and leadership development, and provide crisis assistance, child care and housing assistance;

• Opportunity for parents and community residents to participate in adult education and job training programs;

The Vision

To eliminate the academic achievement gap for Union County Youth in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.


The Raymond Lesniak ESH Recovery High School’s  mission is to a provide high-quality educational, enrichment, and recovery support program that offers a safe, sober and supportive school environment where students and their recovery efforts are understood, valued and fostered.


Will convene multiply partners to integrate a Recovery High School in order to:

Reduce the relapse rate amongst Union County Youth returning to the community after substance abuse treatment;

Support parental and community involvement and provide opportunities for literacy and related educational development to the families of participating youth; and,

To establish a set of Best Practices in order to create a replicable model for New Jersey.

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