Giles Youth-Adult Partnership seeks greater community involvement, impact

For more than 20 years, the Giles Youth-Adult Partnership (GYAP) has undertaken countless projects and programs to help prevent or reduce substance use among the county’s young people. Those efforts have ranged from hosting speaking engagements by sitting governors to helping launch after-prom parties to conducting talent competitions for local students.

As with any organization, […]

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National Drug Take Back Day is October 27

Law enforcement agencies and communities throughout the New River Valley will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27. Sites will be accepting expired and/or unused medications from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is coordinated by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration […]

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Nelson named Director of Human Resources at NRVCS

Valanda “Val” Nelson has been named Director of Human Resources at NRVCS, after having served on an interim basis in the same position since December 2017.

Nelson first joined NRVCS as the agency’s Client Advocate in July 2016. Originally from the New River Valley, Nelson had previously worked in various capacities within the behavioral healthcare […]

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Cox joins NRVCS as Director of Finance

Patricia “Trish” Cox has recently been hired by NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) as the agency’s Director of Finance.

Cox, who comes to NRVCS after 11 years as Director of Finance and Human Resources for the City of Radford, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds an accounting degree from Clemson University.

“We are […]

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NRVCS Board dedicates children’s area in honor of Sullivan

NRVCS Board dedicates Radford Center children’s area in honor of Rosemary Sullivan
By Mike Wade
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

The brightest and most colorful space at NRVCS’ newest facility will forever be linked to a long-time member of the agency’s staff.

Prior to the start of their meeting last night in Radford, the NRVCS Board of Directors and […]

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NRVCS Staff Profile: Rachel Jarvis

By Mike Wade | NRVCS

Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about the struggles of persons living with a mental health and/or substance use disorder, the reality is that most people simply can’t fully understand what it is like to live with these issues unless they’ve been through it themselves.

Rachel Jarvis knows all too […]

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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 […]

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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||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 […]

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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 […]

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