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NRVCS Board to meet June 26
The New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 26. The meeting, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will be held at the NRVCS Montgomery Center (700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg).

Local Support Groups

Anxiety and OCD Support Group
The Psychological Services Center of Virginia Tech offers a free monthly anxiety and OCD support group on the last Tuesday of each month at the Psychological Services Center (3110 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg). The meeting is open to anyone living with anxiety and/or OCD, as well as family and loved ones.

Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, call 231-6914 or visit
www.psyc.vt.edu/outreach/psc.

Autism-Family Support Group
A support group for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders takes place the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the NRVCS Montgomery Center (700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg). Children/siblings are welcome, but please RSVP if you need childcare by calling 540-320-9281 or 540-510-5667. Light refreshments will be provided.

The group is open to families of children living with: Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, or Rett's Disorder. Members of the NRVCS Autism Team will facilitate the meeting, which is designed to be educational, parent-directed, and supportive.

For additional information, please contact Alden Baker at 540-320-9281.
 

Depression and Bipolar Disorder Peer Support Group
For those with depression or bipolar disorder

3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Mental Health America of New River Valley
(Formerly Mental Health Association of the New River Valley)
303 Church Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060

For more information, please contact 
ddonaldson@mhanrv.org.

This support group is peer-led and focused on self-help through the sharing of experiences, information and strategies for living successfully with a mood disorder. The meeting is confidential and free of charge. No advance notice is required - just show up. 

This meeting is open to adults 18 and older.
 

Support group for mature women (age 50+)
“Circle of Hope” is a new support group sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley for mature women (age 50+) with conversations around the issue of domestic violence (physical, emotional, psychological, financial and sexual abuse). The group meets on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. For more information about the group and location, please contact Misty Cox Henderson at 639-1123.

FLASH (Families Learning And Staying Healthy)
Families Learning And Staying Healthy is an education and support group provided for families of individuals with substance abuse problems. The group meets weekly - on Monday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the NRVCS Montgomery Center (700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg).
 

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.
 

Families of 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.
 

Depression Recovery And Member Support (DREAMS)
Depression Recovery And Member Support is a new consumer-driven support group. The group meets the second Saturday of each month from 5 - 7 p.m. at the YMCA Thrift Shop in Blacksburg.
 

NAMI-NRV meetings
The New River Valley Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) in the ground floor conference room of the Overlook Apartments in Radford at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to consumers, family members, providers and all interested citizens. For more information, contact Kate Gresham at 831-5929 or 831-5930.
 

Support group for local families
A local support group for families of someone with a mental illness or those who have concerns about a loved one's behavior currently meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor Board Room of Montgomery Regional Hospital (3700 South Main Street, Blacksburg). The meetings are completely confidential. For more information, call 639-1509 or 961-0261.
 

 

 

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