Delivering a Message of Hope
The McShin Foundation
Founded in 2004, The McShin Foundation is Virginia's leading non-profit, full-service Recovery Community Organization (RCO), committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against Substance Use Disorders. While providing the tools for recovering individuals to create positive lifestyles, we aim to spread the word of recovery and educate families, communities, and government regarding SUDs as well as reduce the stigma attached to them.
Do you know how many Virginian's die each year due to addiction?
Each year, 3,500 Virginians die as a result of Substance Use Disorders and related causes. The McShin Foundation's Marker Project is a mobile movement to honor these lives and bring awareness to the devastation caused by this disease.
I used to be homeless. I walked into The McShin Foundation and was able to get a bed in a recovery house that same day. I was given groceries, a bed, and a chance that day. I was able to build a foundation, network with people also seeking recovery, and now am able to help others who are struggling and want a change. Today, I am able to offer experience, strength, and hope to others. I have hope today.
I am very grateful for McShin. When I first arrived, I was pregnant and had nowhere else to go. I was able to get some recovery through my pregnancy. Pregnancy was very difficult for me, but recovery and McShin made it easier. If it wasn't for the community and support I found at McShin, I probably would have returned to a life of active addiction. I am grateful for McShin and recovery every day!