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NRVCS Staff Profile: Leslie Sharp

Leslie Sharp, a native of Giles County, first joined the team at NRVCS in March of 2006.

She holds a degree in Child Development from Virginia Tech and earned her Master’s in Counseling Education from Radford University. Leslie became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2014. She has held various positions at NRVCS, including: preschool […]

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NRVCS Staff Profile: Leslie Sharp

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NRVCS Staff Profile: Tom Meadows

Tom Meadows first joined the team at NRVCS in 1995. Although he has held a few different positions with the agency during that time, Tom has primarily worked with individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability, specifically children.

A native of Tazewell, Tom holds a BS in both political science and psychology. He and his wife […]

By |May 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NRVCS Staff Profile: Tom Meadows

Meet the new Raft Hotline Facilitator

Sheree Shirley was recently named the new Raft Hotline Facilitator. Originally from Winchester, Virginia, Sheree moved to Blacksburg in 2011 to attend Virginia Tech where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

During her senior year, Sheree began volunteering with Raft and fell in love with the hotline. She continued volunteering after graduation as she […]

By |May 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Meet the new Raft Hotline Facilitator

NRVCS hosts discussion on gender equality

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

The issues connected to gender equality in the workplace are nothing new, yet they are rarely addressed, and often altogether ignored by many employers.

With this in mind, members of the NRVCS Cultural Competence Committee recently organized and hosted a discussion focused on those issues, featuring a panel of […]

By |April 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NRVCS hosts discussion on gender equality

Community forum to address issues facing Montgomery County youth

Youth risk behaviors will be the focus of a community forum hosted by the Montgomery County Prevention Partners (MCPP) on Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

Sophie Wenzel, Associate Director of the Virginia Tech Center for Public Health Practice and Research, will present results from the 2015 and 2017 […]

By |March 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Community forum to address issues facing Montgomery County youth

CARES team helps families work toward long-term goals

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

Although services provided through NRVCS are primarily focused on behavioral health issues – including mental health and substance use disorders, as well as developmental disabilities – there are often other needs that must be addressed in order to help individuals remain in the community and to ensure they have […]

By |March 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on CARES team helps families work toward long-term goals

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 […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NRVCS Staff Profile: Kristine Stuart

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 […]

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