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Local agencies hosting virtual education series to help residents stop smoking

New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS), in cooperation with the UVa Cancer Center, the New River Health District, and the five local community coalitions throughout the New River Valley, will host a free series of virtual presentations designed to help people quit smoking.The series, […]

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on

NRVCS, Good Sam partner to prevent misuse of prescription drugs

NRVCS Community Wellness & Outreach Coordinator Mike Wade (left) presents a supply of medication disposal pouches to Good Sam CEO Aaron Housh and Dr. Jennifer Easterday, Medical Director. (Photo – Cindy Adams/Good Sam)

CHRISTIANSBURG – NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) and Good Samaritan (or “Good […]

By |November 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on

Kathy Kenley to retire from NRVCS after 32 years

Kathy Kenley

Kathy Kenley has announced that she will retire from New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) at the end of December. Kenley has been employed by the agency since 1988.Currently serving as a supervisor in Community Wellness & Outreach at NRVCS, the majority of Kenley’s professional […]

By |November 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on

Local agencies participating in “Take Back Day”

Safely dispose of your unused or expired medicationsLaw enforcement agencies throughout the New River Valley will once again be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 24. All collection sites will be open that day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.To […]

By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on

Charlie Herbert, founder and coordinator of the Giles Community Garden, poses for a photo in front of the garden earlier this summer. (Photo – M. Wade/NRVCS)

Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth awardsthree-year grant to Giles Community Garden

By Betty Herbert (with Mike Wade)Giles Community Garden is proud to announce the formation of a Healthy Communities Action […]

By |September 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on

Leroy Robinson named new supervisor at 401 Peer Center

Leroy Robinson (Photo – Angela Scott/NRVCS)

Leroy Robinson has been named supervisor of the 401 Peer Center, a facility operated by New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) designed to support individuals in recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.

Originally from Philadelphia,
Robinson himself is in long-term recovery, […]

By |August 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on

NRVCS leading local observance of Overdose Awareness Day

Preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that 72,000 Americans died from drug-related overdose last year, with more than 50,000 of those attributed to opioids.

Given the reported spike in overdose and related fatalities on the local level, the NRVCS Community Wellness and Outreach […]

By |August 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on

Success story: Paula

After struggling with weight and addiction for much of her
life, Paula’s journey of recovery has led to a true transformation. In fact,
those who have known her for some time might not even recognize the ‘new’
Paula.

Since entering recovery in October 2018, Paula has literally
turned her life around – and in a number of ways. The […]

By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Success story: Paula

Angelia “Angie” Lucas

Lucas joins NRVCS as Human Resources Director

BLACKSBURG, VA – Angelia “Angie” Lucas, BHA, MHR, has recently joined New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) as the agency’s Director of Human Resources.
Lucas, who has over twenty-six years of experience in the healthcare industry (including sixteen years of that experience in human resources […]

By |June 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on

RYAP 2020 art contest

Radford students share consequences of underage drinking in art contest

“What Do You Throw Away When You Drink?”Students at Dalton Intermediate and Radford High School were recently invited to participate in an art contest sponsored by the Radford Youth-Adult Partnership (RYAP), with support from a grant through Virginia ABC. Students were asked to depict the […]

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on RYAP 2020 art contest