The focus of the Richmond Area AmeriCorps Healthy Futures Project is to deploy the equivalent of 10 full-time AmeriCorps members to provide peer recovery and educational outreach services to address opioids and prescription drug use. Partners of this project include CARITAS, The McShin Foundation, VCU Rams In Recovery, and REAL LIFE.
AmeriCorps team members will help individuals demonstrate improvements in their recovery through active program engagement and through community outreach events, to educate, increase knowledge, promote wellness and provide resources to dissuade substance use. The program recruits year round for candidates! Interested in serving? Contact Jennifer Swinson, Program Director at Jennifer.Swinson@RichmondGov.com.
To stay on top of all the latest information on efforts to combat the Opioid Crisis in the Richmond area, visit https://www.opioidsolutionsrva.com/.
The Richmond AmeriCorps Healthy Futures Project is one of 14 AmeriCorps State programs serving in the Commonwealth to impact communities by mobilizing AmeriCorps members within organizations. AmeriCorps State operates through the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services and the Governor-appointed Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism to provide grants to public and nonprofit organizations that sponsor service programs throughout Virginia, including faith-based and community organizations, higher education institutions, and public agencies. Grants assist these groups in recruiting, training and placing 400 members annually to meet critical community needs in education, economic opportunity, veteran and military family services, health, the environment, and disaster services across Virginia. For a full list of AmeriCorps State programs, visit http://virginiaservice.virginia.gov/americorps-national-service/virginia-national-service-programs/virginia-americorps-state-programs-2/#marker151.
For more information on AmeriCorps in Virginia, visit http://virginiaservice.virginia.gov/americorps-national-service/virginia-national-service-programs/ or contact AmeriCorpsInfo@dss.virginia.gov, 804-726-7065.