“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.”
"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…
“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."
"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.”