RPSV Board Member

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Is there something missing from your day job? Do you see people on the street and wonder, "Could I do more to help human beings suffering in the Northern Virginia area?" Are you wanting to be a part of assisting those same people in getting up on their feet and in housing, in employment, and also, involved in successful relationships, so they are not alone? Do you have compassion for those with mental illness or substance abuse challenges? Perhaps, you can personally relate. Well, it's time to start giving back!

This is a wonderful opportunity that I would like to offer you. Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) is headed by Jerome Hughes and Lisa Goodwin. It owns and operates five peer run recovery centers that are very successful. Arlington Peers Helping Peers, South County Recovery and Drop-In Center in Alexandria, Consumer Wellness Center in Annandale, Merrifield Peer Resource Center, and the Reston Wellness Center help hundreds of those who struggle with mental illness, addiction and homelessness by providing continental breakfasts, hot lunches, computer classes, laundry, phone and mail services, psycho-social groups and 12 step groups. RPSV also provides staff for the Fairfax and Falls Church WRAP Facilitators (WRAP is a proven and successful recovery tool created by Mary Ellen Copeland).

As a long time board member and one time Chair, I am tasked with staffing the board and wanted to offer you a fantastic seat on a very proactive board. There is a time commitment of a two hour meeting quarterly in the Annandale area. There is a typically yearly retreat on a weekend that will last a half day, so the board can look at the year in review and create fresh goals. One can spend more time in a year reading emails and never make the difference possible as a RPSV board member! You certainly won't be having as much fun clearing your SPAM folder as you will changing the world with like minded intelligent and giving people!

I recognize that you are busy, but I hope you will consider my proposal. I am passionate about this non-profit organization, it s programs, the people who run them and especially the people that find a sense of pride and belonging at these centers. I hope to see you at the board table making a difference in your own unique way. To quote Dr. Seuss, 'Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.' Thank you for your time and consideration.

Michelle Hurrell

Board Member





Mission Statement

Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia brings new life and a fresh spark to community mental health recovery programs. At RPSV, we are who we serve.This is because Individuals who have recovered from their mental illnesses and substance abuse issues staff RPSV. We are peers from upper management to our valued volunteers. This unique aspect is what opens the door to growth and healing by those served by the organization. When individuals learn that those staffing the centers understand first-hand the challenges they are facing, they thrive in the inclusive, empathetic, nonjudgmental atmosphere.


Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia has registration pending to be a 501-c-3 nonprofit corporation in Virginia.

Jerome Hughes and Lisa Goodwin founded Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) in 2011. The organization was created to meet the unmet needs of adults and seniors with mental health and substance abuse issues in Northern Virginia. RPSV currently serves residents in the Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax/Falls Church, Loudoun County, and Prince William County communities and is actively seeking to expand to other jurisdictions to help even more individuals in need.

RPSV’s programs maximize participant self-determination; promote access to treatment; and focus on decreasing dependence on psychiatric hospitalizations.

Since its inception, RPSV has helped thousands of adults and seniors receive transformative support to help them reach their full potential. The demographics of those RPSV serves includes adults, ages 18-59, and seniors, ages 60+. Two-thirds of RPSV’s clients are over age 50. Its oldest participant is 83.

RPSV meets those it serves "where they are" and provides them with a safe place to address the issues they are facing. It provides peer support and other key services to help individuals live independently.


Wed Jan 01, 2020 - Fri Jan 08, 2021


7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite E-100Annandale, VA 22003



  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Networking
  • Secretarial
  • Community Outreach
  • Human Resources Recruitment
  • Human Resources Assistance




  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 hour board meeting Quarterly
  • Yearly half day retreat

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