emergency department visits rise 300 percent among younger adults
A new report by the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows
that some drug- related emergency department visits increased by 300
percent -- from 5,605 visits in 2005 to 22,949 visits in 2011. More
Mental Health First Aid trainings announced
New River Valley
Community Services (NRVCS) is offering Mental Health First Aid training
to interested members of the community. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public
education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond
to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
training will be made available on the dates listed below:
March 7, 2014
days are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The
training is free, but participants should plan to get lunch on their own.
Click here to sign up or to learn more.
Adults with behavioral health conditions are more likely
to smoke; Account for nearly 40% of cigarettes smoked
Adults aged 18 or
older who experienced any mental illness or who have had a substance use
disorder in the past year are more likely to smoke and to smoke more
heavily than others according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More
20 percent of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in the
past year, report says
One in five American
adults aged 18 or older, or 45.6 million people, experienced some form of
mental illness in the past year, according to a report from the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More
Report outlines NRVCS' impact on local community
A new report is
offering statistical analysis of New River Valley Community Services'
(NRVCS) impact on the communities served by the agency.
According to the January 2012 report, NRVCS generates more than $60
in additional funding for every $1 of direct local funding the agency
receives. The report also notes that NRVCS served more than 6,400
individuals in Fiscal Year 2011 and provided nearly 600 jobs.
NRVCS is the public provider of behavioral health services for the
counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski, as well as the City of
here to download the full report (PDF file).
NRVCS ranks among area's largest employers
New River Valley
Community Services (NRVCS) currently ranks among the largest employers in
the New River Valley according to a report recently published by the New
River Valley Planning District Commission (PDC). Of the area's 50 largest
employers, NRVCS is No. 14 on the list, with a workforce of more than 625
employees (full- and part-time).
the New River Valley's public provider of behavioral health services, is
the largest non-profit human services agency to appear on the list.
Rankings are based on data collected by the Virginia Employment
Commission in the second quarter of 2011. The list includes businesses
and industries with operations in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery,
and Pulaski, as well as the City of Radford.
Founded in 1969, NRVCS is part of
a state-wide system of Community Services Boards and provides a variety
of programs in the areas of mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance
use disorders, and related prevention services. The agency serves
children, adults and families and operates facilities in each of the New
River Valley’s five jurisdictions.
Support groups open to local veterans, families
New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) is currently offering a pair
or support groups for local veterans and their families through the
Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.
Veterans Outreach Group: Veterans of any era are invited to
participate in the Veterans Outreach Group, which meets the first and
third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 776 (102
Watts Street, Radford). The purpose of the group is to connect veterans
with their peers and provide education on issues relevant to their
military service. There is no cost to participate. For more information,
contact Leanna Craig at 540-357-1113 or visit www.wearevirginiaveterans.org.
Veterans Support Group: The Families of Virginia Veterans group - a support group
for families of local veterans - holds its meetings on the second and
fourth Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the NRVCS
Montgomery Center (700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg). There is
no cost to participate. For more information, contact Leanna Craig at
540-357-1113 or visit www.wearevirginiaveterans.org.
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Programs & Services
Invitation for Bid: On-Site
Due Date: March 10, 2014 – 4:00 PM
proposals will be received by New River Valley Community Services, Attn:
Deborah Whitten-Williams, 700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg, VA
24060. All inquiries should be made in writing to Deborah
A copy of the IFB can be viewed by clicking here.
Attachment: Business Associate Agreement
New River Valley
Center & Board Administration
700 University City Boulevard
Blacksburg, VA 24060-2706
Phone (business calls): 540-961-8300
Phone (emergency): 540-961-8400
Send an e-mail by clicking here.*
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Requests for services or emergency assistance
should be made via telephone (540-961-8400).
NRVCS is proud to be the provider
of public transit services for the
City of Radford and Radford University
New River Valley Community Services
is pleased to be recognized as an approved
site for the National Health Service Corp
River Valley Community Services
is proud to be recognized as a green business
by go green NRV