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"I was homeless from 2021-2022. I had
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"I used resources available to me from
RWC and developed skills to turn my life
around. I then got a job at Amazon and
was approved for an apartment in
Manassas. I moved there to start my
new life with my fiancé. Later we moved
to a place in Washington, DC. We love
our new home."
"I am now playing the father role to her
son. It is so fulfilling! Because of my
new responsibilities I have changed jobs
and now work for myself as a Lyft
driver. I get to choose my hours and
make my own money. Even better, I am
getting married next year!"
"I can't imagine where I would be right
now if it wasn't for the Reston Wellness
Center. You have helped me more than
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"I left my home in Alabama, leaving
behind my large family and heavy
drug use. I moved to Reston and
heard about RWC two months ago."
"I lost my arm in a horrible car
accident in 2011. I also suffer from
mental illness, and am a military.
vet. I currently live in my truck."
"I am so grateful for RWC. It's a
positive, safe place to cope and I
am being assisted by the peer
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RWC helped me find employment.
I'm so delighted about my job at
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"I also enjoy socializing with new
friends, having good hot meals,
and using the computer which has
been a lifeline for me to keep in
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Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) is excited to announce the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) Office of Recovery Services, Region 2 Recovery Oriented Services, has awarded MPRC's Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Rebecca Byrd the prestigious Year of the Peer Change Agent Award.
The Change Agent exemplifies the mission of the “Year of the Peer” by unifying Peer Recovery Specialists and building bridges of understanding. They also serve as an example of the YOTP core values for the Virginia Recovery Workforce. Rebecca is humbled to receive this recognition. RPSV congratulates her, as this recognition is well deserved.
Rebecca shares, “I am honored DBHDS selected me. I am proud to be a Peer Recovery Specialist and to be employed by RPSV, a peer-run organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact in people’s lives. I thank them for nominating me for this award."
"I am also grateful for the support and encouragement that I have received from my colleagues. I learn so much from them through the work they do each day. As RPSV’s tagline states, “WE ARE WHO WE SERVE.” Together, we, the staff of RPSV, are making tangible differences in the lives of adults in recovery and creating a better future for the Northern Virginia community.”
VIRTUAL IMPACT! In November, the virtual team worked with courageous individual who began a new job and is conquering their suicidal thoughts.
With determination and perseverance, she embraced a job opportunity that allowed her to use her talents. Through the power of meaningful work, she discovered a renewed sense of purpose, connection, and personal growth.
Over time, her confidence soared as she acquired new skills, received recognition for her contributions, and established positive relationships in the workplace.
Today, she stands as a beacon of hope, a living testament to the transformative power of work for overcoming adversity and finding fulfillment in life.
At Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia, we nurture resilience. We provide safe and supportive environments for individuals grappling with mental health and substance use issues. We meet them where they are, without judgment, and stand by their side on their journey to recovery.
Our peer-supported model is effective because we serve as living examples of recovery and hope.
Our programs are designed to:
RPSV is a nonprofit organization, established in 2011, dedicated to supporting adults with mental health and substance abuse issues across Northern Virginia. We operate five welcoming Recovery Centers (located in Annandale, Arlington, Merrifield, Reston, and South County Alexandria). We serve approximately 9,000 adults annually, many of whom return to our services throughout the year. Our oldest participant is 84, and about 35% of those we serve are veterans. Our programs are free to the public.
RPSV’s motto is “we are who we serve”. This is because RPSV is staffed by individuals who have successfully navigated their own journeys of recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues. This unique aspect fosters growth and healing for RPSV participants as they find our safe, nonjudgmental, peer-supported facilities. RPSV offers a wide range of programs and services including one-on-one and peer support groups, referrals to housing and financial assistance, access to free eye exams, employment assistance, and much more.
We champion a process of change that enables individuals to enhance their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Join us! Please call 571-919-8909 for more information today!