Jail program strives to teach another way to live
Due to a grant, the McShin Foundation is able to give away 20-such scholarships every year for three years. It covers housing, groceries, substance abuse counseling, peer recovery coaching, psychiatric evaluation and access to other resources.
Former Addict Shares Lesson of Hope: White Marker Project Memorializes Those Lost to Drugs
When Nathan Mitchell was an inmate in the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center on a drug possession charge in 2017, he remembers buying coffee and sweets at the canteen. “For me, it was all about instant gratification. It was February and I didn’t have socks — but I had candy and coffee.”
Mitchell remembers when someone at the jail — who was there working with a drug rehab program — looked at his feet and said, “You look cold.”
After more than two years, Mitchell is still amazed that “He gave me socks. It was amazing. I learned there were people who could love me when I couldn’t love myself.”
RSW Jail, Substance Abuse Rehab Program Mark Progress With Summit
And the VRR program launched at both RSW Jail and Prince George County’s Riverside Regional Jail last December takes direct aim at addiction and substance abuse through a peer-to-peer approach to recovery aimed at reducing criminal recidivism related to substance abuse and addiction.
Virginia This Morning: Recovery Fest and BBQ Cook Off
Today we were joined by McShin’s CEO, Honesty Liller along with Director of Development, Alden Gregory to tell us about the event and their organization. Come out to McShin’s recover fest September 7th to enjoy delicious barbecue and support the foundation.