CVARR is thankful for all of the community support and time that has been voluntarily dedicated to the foundation building of CVARR since it’s origin. We are grateful for the many leaders in our community who refused to remain silent and boldly stepped up to the plate to answer the call for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery resources in the Central Virginia region. It is our great honor to recognize these dedicated individuals as members of our past leadership teams!
Andrew Childress is the Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for Lynchburg, Virginia.
“The most rewarding work of my career has been coming together with colleagues from across the state under the united vision of CVARR: to promote a safe and healthier community for all.”
Carl Mack Recovery Peer Support Specialist for the Department of Health in Lynchburg, Virginia.
"I am honored to be a part of an organization that is making such an impact in the community. CVARR is giving hope to so many through collaboration."
"I'm really excited to be a part of this group and to serve our community in this capacity. Substance use and related issues touch so many people in so many ways and I feel like I get to work at being part of the solution in this group."
"As a young professional aspiring to have a sustained impact on the community around me, I consider representing CVARR as coordinator a true honor. The work of CVARR has shown me the possibilities of progress through collaboration and the power behind partnership."
“I joined the coalition because I believe in the work. I believe that we need to come together as a community; businesses, agencies, community service boards, grassroots, and the like, to tackle addiction. We need to use all our resources. If we see any changes, we’re going to see it…
“Substance use is a community issue that requires a community response. Therefore, I believe in the power of collaborative problem solving to address the challenges of substance use, prevention, treatment and recovery. After 19 years of working in the field of substance use prevention in Central Virginia, I believe CVARR…
Jeffrey is a Clinical Social Worker Specialist at Horzon Behaviral Health in Lynchburg, Virginia
"Having the opportunity to serve on a team that has so much potential to make huge impact on my community is one of the most exciting things I have ever had the privilege to do! CVARR offers hope and community as well as unification to the Central Virginia area."
"Being on this coalition has opened my eyes to how much greater of an impact we can make as a community, for our community. I am passionate about helping people sustain recovery from substance use disorders. There is no greater joy or greater reward than making a difference in someone's…
“I got involved with CVARR for my nephew, Chris. That was three and a half years ago now, and I continue to stay involved today because of the really talented and committed people who sit at the table of the coalition.” “A strength of CVARR is that we remain focused…
“Treatment is available, recovery does work, and prevention is the key to keep us moving forward. CVARR exists to make sure every corner of our region knows that.”
"CVARR is evidence of the true collaborative efforts of our community. It’s been an amazing experience to work with such talented individuals coming together to make Lynchburg a better place for prevention, treatment and recovery."
“I am proud to be a part of this unique group that has so much momentum and dedication to improving access to and knowledge about prevention, treatment, and recovery resources for individuals and families in our community."
"Working in the field of addiction is my calling. I love working with the individuals and their families helping them on their journey of recovery." “After 25 year of working in the field this is the first time I’ve seen a group of people come together to make a difference.…
“With addiction, it’s obvious that we’re dealing with a disease effecting anybody and everybody involved. CVARR has the right idea by bringing everyone together in the pursuit of holistic population prevention, treatment, and recovery.”
“Addiction is a family disease. I have two siblings in long-term recovery, and my immediate family has been torn up by the disease. That is what keeps me involved.”