At the time McShin was founded, there was a 30 day wait for a treatment bed in the Richmond area. Sadly, there is a 25 day wait today. Shinholser and McDaid regularly took in individuals seeking recovery into their home but with growing waiting lists for addiction services and a growing drug problem in the region, the need for help outgrew their home. At the same time, the recovery community organization movement was spreading across the country and McDaid's seat on the Faces and Voices of Recovery Board allowed her to bring home exciting news about RCOs, RCC's recovery coaches, and the "new recovery movement." Shinholser was energized by what he heard and decided it was time for him to start Virginia's first RCO. With the growth of SUD's, specifically the opiate epidemic, we have grown in housing, services, and staff. If a need is there in the community, we do our best to fill it.
Within the walls of The McShin Foundation over 1,000 people directly enjoy the services of peer recovery support weekly. These services come by way of phone, person to person recovery coaching, applying the Recovery Community Organization Model--The McShin way, as well as a recovery community center that is a safe facility to host 12-step meetings, recovery related groups, faith based, acupuncture, yoga, family programming and youth programs. Serving the immediate needs of those in early recovery has been our strength since our inception. We respond to this immediate need through transportation, housing and peer support. I personally lived in the female program for 5 months when I began this journey in recovery. I wouldn't have the life I have today without McShin being here in 2007. To come from a participant to CEO is truly a blessing and honor. To be able to help others like John helped me is priceless.
Honesty Liller is a woman in long-term recovery from a Substance Use Disorder since May 27, 2007. She is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The McShin Foundation, a non-profit peer to peer Recovery Community Organization (RCO), that serves individuals and families struggling with Substance Use Disorders. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of McShin as well as community and advocacy events. Honesty serves as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking recovery from addiction, works with clients to develop individual and personalized plans for recovery, provides problem solving and life skills as well. Honesty's mission as CEO is firmly rooted in community outreach and involvement. She spends each day connecting with individuals and families who have been touched by addiction. The McShin recovery residential program offers 85 residential recovery beds. Participants can enter into community, intensive, or extended recovery residency programs. All are welcome from the community who have a Substance Use Disorder. Honesty works tirelessly in the community to help individuals and families heal from addiction. She campaigns for individuals with a SUD to put the shame and pain of addiction behind them. Honesty leads a peer system of care and recovery through recovery coaching, providing support groups, navigating court cases, and job coaching. Also, she is on the Enforcement Workgroup for Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Prescription Drug & Heroin Task Force. She is the recipient of the Vernon Johnson Award given by Faces and Voices of Recovery in 2015. In addition, she has been the Secretary Clerk of Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church for the past three years where McShin’s Recovery Community Center is located. She was influential in the SAMHSA Recovery Month Award process for McShin for two years. As well as the Faces and Voices of Recovery Joel Hernandez Award for McShin. From 2008-2012, she led the Recovery Voices Count Campaign. Recovery has given her an amazing life. To spend time with her husband and 2 children is a gift that keeps giving!!
McShin facilitates several recovery residences; we are Virginia’s original accredited recovery residences VARR/NARR http://narronline.org/
McShin oversees 85 recovery beds currently, aligned with over 100 other recovery resident beds operated by other recovery people.
There is a 100% percent scale of those needing help with SUD’s; the McShin model is very effective for the center 70% of this scale.
McShin model provides hope as well as facilitates the steps necessary to navigate safe housing, livable wage job/jobs, family reunification and community/civic restoration.
A day at McShin may look like a peer advocating in court for a chance at recovery instead of incarceration, a peer facilitating a group in a jail, a peer greeting a grieving family lost and looking for solutions.
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