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!
Deputy Commonwealth Attorney for Lynchburg, VA
Recovery Peer Support Specialist at the Lynchburg Department of Health
"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."
Addiction Counselor at Brightview Health
"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…
Program Manager of Prevention & Wellness Services at Horizon Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Worker Specialist at Horizon Behavioral Health
Jennifer Phelps, BS, LPN, QMHP-A, CSAC
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor/ OBAT Outpatient Services
"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."
Rhonda Turner, MSW, MAC, CSAC
Horizon Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinical Coordinator
“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.”
Coalition Coordinator, Drug-Free Communities Grant Coordinator
Founder and Director of The Haven