Thank You Thursday!

Hey Chesapeake Family! It’s time for another edition of Thank You Thursday!!

2 Corinthians 9:9 (NIV) As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”


Chesapeake Family we’re in the home stretch! We’re in Week 3 of the Five Weeks of Giving and Thank You Thursday goes out to our partners at the Washington Forrest Foundation for their $15,000.00 grant in support of our Residential Program Center (RPC) in Arlington, VA.

The grant funds will provide continued support for our innovative acupuncture program, the only one of its kind serving our region.

Each year more than 250 adults on their road to substance abuse recovery receive services through RPC’s Detox Unit. Funding from the Washington Forrest Foundation will continue support of the acupuncture detoxification treatment program (Acudetox). This program, working in combination with our existing case management services has enabled the RPC to improve client outcomes and success rates by reducing urges and improving our client’s sense of calm throughout the detox and early recovery process.

“Programs that support the Arlington community, such as the Detox Center, or that look to build bridges and support for aging populations, are hallmarks of the types of programs that the Washington Forrest Foundation likes to support.  We are proud to partner with Volunteers of America Chesapeake to improve the quality of life for people in Arlington, especially South Arlington” said Allison Erdle, Executive Director of the Washington Forrest Foundation.

Since its inception in 1994, the Residential Program Center has been the only 24-hour program of this caliber in Arlington County. In partnership with the county’s Department of Human Services, Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s Residential Program Center provides three crucial services – non-medical detoxification, residential substance abuse recovery and homeless services for single adults – all under one roof. Within this unique program, a 13- bed Detoxification Unit provides social model detoxification services including the Acudetox protocol to help clients recovery from addiction, mental health challenges and emotional trauma. The RPC’s Early Recovery Unit provides intensive post-detoxification treatment services and a 44-bed homeless shelter provides hi-intensity case management, education, training and referral services for single adults.


“Support for our Residential Program Center is support for so many services in one,” says President & CEO Russ Snyder. “Grants like this allow us to improve and expand our service offerings to clients in their most critical times of need. By providing this innovative treatment we have seen increases in success rates, which show us that lives are truly being changed by our services.”


You can join The Washington Forrest Foundation in making a major difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families in our region. Families who would otherwise not be able to spend the holidays together, those who would have no other shelter or support and those in need of a helping hand to get back on their feet. When you give a major gift you make a major difference, visit to learn how and donate today!


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