About Mike Wade

Mike Wade serves as Community Relations Specialist for NRVCS. He has been employed by the agency since April 2000.

NRVCS Staff Profile: April Earhart

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

It is often said that it takes a truly special person to care for others. While many of us find ourselves in this role at some point in our lives – whether it’s parenting a young child or supporting a sick or aging friend or family member – only […]

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NRVCS Staff Profile: Andy Surratt

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

When considering the keys to quality behavioral health services, it is highly unlikely that a safe, reliable vehicle would come to mind for most. Yet, in places like southwest Virginia, access to transportation can be a huge barrier for those in need of care.

That’s especially true for a large […]

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NRVCS Staff Profile: Joan Behl

A career of serving others coming to a close

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

The end of September will mark the conclusion of a human services career that has spanned more than four decades. While only the past 17 years have been spent at NRVCS as supervisor of the Early Intervention program, Joan Behl’s work […]

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Staff with both the Raft Crisis Hotline and NRVCS Prevention Services are going to be involved with a number of events/activities throughout the month of September in observance of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. (September 10 – 16 is being observed as National Suicide Prevention Week.)

The #askingsaves Pledge Campaign (www.askingsaves.org) is back for a second […]

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NRVCS Staff Profile: Cora Taylor

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

Things haven’t exactly worked out the way Cora Taylor originally planned – and she’s just fine with that. In fact, the Giles County native says she’s now found her purpose.

Both a wife and sister of law enforcement officers, it seemed only natural that Taylor initially planned a career in […]

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Candlelight vigil for Overdose Awareness Day is this Thursday

NRVCS will sponsor a community candlelight vigil this Thursday, August 31 in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. The event will take place at the Bisset Park gazebo in Radford beginning at 7 p.m.

A brief program, featuring speakers who have been directly affected by overdose and opioid use, will begin the evening. Lighting of candles […]

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NRVCS to host job fair on Tuesday, August 29

We are actively seeking compassionate, caring people who want to make a true difference in the lives of others. Our Direct Service Provider positions offer paid training, flexible shifts, full- and part-time positions, and starting pay between $10 – $12 per hour. This is an ideal opportunity for students at Virginia Tech, Radford University […]

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Program helps Pulaski woman discover new opportunities

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

The negative consequences of addiction are both well-documented and seemingly endless. Incarceration, financial ruin, damaged relationships, and even death, are all among the potential outcomes for a person abusing drugs.

Robin Novotny, a native of Pulaski, has experienced her fair share of struggles as a result of substance use disorder […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Program helps Pulaski woman discover new opportunities

NRVCS to offer trauma-informed care workshop for community partners

NRVCS will host a workshop on trauma-informed care for community providers and professionals on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at NRVCS’ main office in Blacksburg (700 University City Boulevard).

According to officials with the agency, the workshop will provide an introduction to trauma-informed care practices, as well as skills to […]

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NRVCS Staff Profile: Kristy McMahan

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

Kristy McMahan’s name badge probably wouldn’t stand out to the casual observer. It has her picture on it, along with her name and position, and like so many other employees at NRVCS, McMahan’s badge hangs from a lanyard draped around her neck.

So, what makes her badge so special? That […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on NRVCS Staff Profile: Kristy McMahan