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Garage sale to raise funds for Young People in Recovery happening this weekend



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Young People in Recovery (YPR) is hosting a garage sale event Saturday and Sunday to help raise funds to support the local YPR chapter.

From Saturday and Sunday, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., YPR will be set up at 1220 Clay Street. Items such as clothes, shoes and various other odds and ends can be found.

“We are attempting to raise money to support our local YPR Chapter and bring substance use recovery awareness to the community,” stated Ida Brent, who leads the local chapter.

YPR launched their Vicksburg chapter in March and provides recovery support services focusing on youth and young adults in recovery from substance use disorder.

The organization has almost 60 chapters in 15 states and the District of Columbia, including one in Mississippi. YPR was founded in 2010 by a group of young people in recovery (under age 30) who wanted to help others. YPR envisions a world where all young people have the resources they need to thrive in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. YPR’s mission is to provide the life skills and peer support to help people recover from substance use disorder and reach their full potential.

YPR chapters focus on conducting pro-social activities, all-recovery meetings, and free workshops focusing on how to access resources such as education, housing and employment; life-skills curriculum programs for individuals in recovery from substance use disorder and criminal justice-involved individuals who struggle with substance use; and advocacy to promote policies and programs that benefit individuals in recovery from substance use disorder, particularly youth and young adults.

For additional information on Young People in Recovery, please visit or contact To contact YPR-Vicksburg please email or call 601-501-2536.

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