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About Us

The McShin Foundation is Virginia's leading authentic peer-to-peer Recovery Community Organization (RCO).

About Us

Our Story

The McShin Foundation was founded in 2004 by husband and wife duo John Shinholser and Carol McDavid to fill a void they saw in the care of Richmonders seeking recovery. John left a lucrative painting business to start the foundation and Carol is a veteran lobbyist for mental health and drug policy at the federal level. Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church opened their doors to The McShin Foundation, offering office space when no one else was receptive to the idea of a recovery organization. From two offices in the basement of a church, The McShin Foundation has grown into the organization it is today, including a 15,000 square foot recovery center and over 100 recovery residence beds in Richmond and the surrounding areas. Both in long-term recovery themselves, John and Carol continue working daily to combat Substance Use Disorders and help people start their recovery journey.

Did you know?

The McShin Foundation currently serves, but is not limited to, three peer populations:

Re-Entry individuals from jails, prisons, or institutions, Recovery resistant individuals with a history of reoccurrence of use, and individuals seeking aftercare from treatment centers

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