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NRVCS Staff Profile: Kristine Stuart

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

Six years ago, it seemed highly unlikely that Kristine Stuart’s story would have a happy ending. At just 21, she found herself in jail – a high school dropout facing felony charges stemming from her addiction to opiates. Clearly, the odds were not in her favor.

Fast forward to 2017 […]

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New location for NRVCS Floyd Clinic

The NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) Floyd Clinic will have a new home beginning Monday, November 20.

According to NRVCS Community Relations Specialist Mike Wade, the facility’s new location is at 260 Webbs Mill Road in Floyd (formerly Dr. Marshall’s office). The clinic, which provides a variety of services for children and adults with […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on New location for NRVCS Floyd Clinic

RU women’s basketball team to host “NRVCS Night” at home opener

Join us for “NRVCS Night ” at the Dedmon Center!

We’re very excited to be partnering with the Radford University women’s basketball program to raise awareness of our Special Deliveries program, which provides case management and additional support services to expectant mothers or new moms who are struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders.

As […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on RU women’s basketball team to host “NRVCS Night” at home opener

NRVCS Staff Profile: Hope Roberts

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

She may no longer be accepting tips, but Hope Roberts still works as if she does.

Three years into her job as a member of the NRVCS support team, Roberts says her approach to customer service is the same as it was when she was waiting tables – something she […]

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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 […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NRVCS Staff Profile: April Earhart

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 […]

By |October 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NRVCS Staff Profile: Andy Surratt

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 […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NRVCS Staff Profile: Joan Behl

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 […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NRVCS Staff Profile: Cora Taylor

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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