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Lion’s House: Recovery Housing

“Recovery is best done in a community”

Lion’s House is a place where students in recovery and allies of recovery can live together and fully participate in the college experience. There is nothing quite like coming home to a place that is substance-free and dedicated to healing, personal growth, and fellowship.

Lion’s House is a substance-free residential program for TCNJ students who identify with, and are committed to, recovery.  Students that participate in the Lion’s House program have the opportunity to live with other students in recovery within TCNJ’s Substance Free Residence Hall. Students living in Lion’s House are expected to be active members of the TCNJ Collegiate Recovery Community (IG: @tcnjcrc) and to be engaged in recovery sustaining activities (individual counseling, one-on-one coaching sessions, meeting attendance (NA/AA/All Recovery), etc.).


“Lions House has been fantastic for my recovery. Being around people who care and actually understand what it’s like is so nice. I feel loved and I love all my housemates. Not to mention it’s been extremely fun, there’s always people hanging out in the house lounge. I’ve watched shows with these friends, played games, etc. It’s truly like a family.”

 – Lion’s House Resident (2023-2024)


Also, residents of Lion’s House may be eligible for the Lion’s House Scholarship.  This scholarship was created to support students in recovery and allies of recovery as they achieve their academic goals and the fund is supported by the Collegiate Recovery Program grant and donor contributions. For questions about, or to apply to, Lion’s House please contact Eric Van Eck, Recovery and Prevention Coordinator at or 609-771-2134.


Support TCNJ’s Recovery Students By Making a Donation to the Lion’s House Scholarship!

To Donate:

  1. Visit the TCNJ “Other Funding Options” Give Now Page
  2. Select “Other” from the Designation dropdown menu & write in Collegiate Recovery Program
  3. Enter the rest of the required information & submit!


TCNJ Substance Free Housing

TCNJ offers substance free housing, on an as-needed basis. For students who are interested in this living option, a substance-free environment is defined as one where the following is prohibited: all use of tobacco (including hookah, e-cigs, pipes, cigars and cigarettes), alcohol, illegal drugs, cannabis/cannabis-type products, or the misuse/abuse of prescription drugs. Additionally, neither residents nor their guests may return to the environment under the influence of any of the aforementioned substances.

Students will be placed in substance free housing on a first come-first served basis, once they’ve signed the Substance-Free Housing Agreement. Priority may be given to students in recovery.  Substance free housing is available to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students interested in living in this housing option should contact Housing via email (


Alcohol and Drug Support Services
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628