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Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia is organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Namely, subject to its express charitable purpose, Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia will help consumer-run mental health and addiction recovery programs overcome organizational challenges, encourage program independence and growth and assist with navigating the future of programs.

Specific services to be provided include, but are not limited to, the following: Inspiring alliances between consumer-run programs throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia; providing technical assistance, training, and support to new and existing consumer-run programs; management of consumer run programs; offering opportunities to individual consumers for education, training, and empowerment; and, developing collaborative partnerships with mental health organizations in the Commonwealth of Virginia to promote a consumer-driven mental health system in Virginia.

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Lisa Ullrich Goodwin

Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia was founded in 2011 by Lisa Ullrich Goodwin, after successfully serving four years as the Executive Director of Virginia's leading peer-run mental health program, The Laurie Mitchell Employment Center.

During her tenure at LMEC, Lisa saw hundreds of individuals overcome the challenges of their mental illnesses, learn job skills, become employed, and move on to being productive members of their communities.

"When mental health consumers find support at an Employment Center or Drop-In Center and learn new skills, their road to recovery becomes a bridge," Lisa says. "We
are building bridges to a future full of hope, emotional connections, and community. A strong mental health program can save lives."

Lisa also works with the Consumer Wellness Center of Falls Church and has partnered with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Service Board, the Reston Drop-In Center, and PRS on projects increasing the capacity of peer-run programs. "We are building strong partnerships in Northern Virginia," Lisa says. "The need for excellent recovery programming for those experiencing a mental health or substance abuse challenge is growing. Together we can make a difference."

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