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The CAF in the News
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DC NEWS NOW: November 1, 2023
Loudoun County Superintendent responds to recent reports of overdoses: The CAF Executive Director, Shelly Young, told DC News Now two immediate solutions to the issue could be increased conversations and increased openness by the school district.
WJLA: October 23, 2023
The Chris Atwood Foundation to host The Heroes for Hope Gala: Ginny Atwood Lovitt, the Founder of The Chris Atwood Foundation shares her family's story and her work with The Chris Atwood Foundation. and its upcoming Heroes for Hope Gala.
WTOP: October 5, 2023
Fairfax Co. expert urges 'harm reduction' for families dealing with addiction: “The best thing that a family member can do is to stay calm and ask open-ended questions,” said Ginny Atwood with the Chris Atwood Foundation, an organization that helps people impacted by substance abuse.
NBC4: September 15, 2023
'Meet people where they are': Recovery center opens in Fairfax: The Chris Atwood Foundation’s new facility was opened in Northern Virginia in honor of a man who died after an overdose.
WTOP: September 15, 2023
New addiction recovery center opens in Fairfax: The city’s new 6,700-square-feet addiction recovery center run by the Chris Atwood Foundation stands to help those in the community fighting the disease and looking for resources, particularly low-income families.
WUSA9: September 15, 2023
Fairfax recovery center built in honor of overdose victim: On Friday, the organization took another big step. The Foundation held a ribbon cutting for a brand new 6,700 square foot recovery center in Fairfax. The facility, located along Democracy Lane, will be a refuge for those battling addiction.
WTOP: September 5, 2023
Narcan, lifesaving opioid overdose medication, now available over the counter: “Harm Reduction organizations have been advocating for this for a really long time. And so it’s really exciting to see this finally happening,” Ginny Atwood Lovitt, the executive director of the Chris Atwood Foundation told WTOP.
Fairfax Times: April 28, 2023
Sheriff's office extends second chance opportunities year-round: Greg (left), a current STAR participant, sits with Jon, a former STAR participant who now works as a peer recovery specialist with The Chris Atwood foundation and serves as a sponsor and mentor to Greg and others.
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