Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services
Physical Address: 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper, VA 22701
Mailing Address: PO Box 1568, Culpeper, VA 22701
Executive Director: Jim LaGraffe
Prevention Specialist and Program Manager: Alan Rasmussen
RRCS Prevention Services is dedicated to addressing community issues that impact citizens of all ages by implementing or supporting community prevention programs that reduce risk factors and promote protective factors associated with these issues.
RRCS Prevention Services believes that community issues need community solutions. As a result, RRCS Prevention works closely with local community coalitions such as Healthy Culpeper to collaborate, partner, and share resources to deliver effective community prevention programs and Healthy Culpeper and its Community Partners and Committees.
RRCS Prevention and Healthy Culpeper and its Community Partners are supported by the Rusty Bowers Suicide Prevention Coalition and Team Jordan.
These are local suicide prevention coalitions made up of family members and friends of loved ones lost to suicide.
Each year the Rusty Bowers Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsors a Lifesavers Walk and a Bowers Bowl Family Fun Day and Team Jordan sponsors a Team Jordan Raffle Fundraiser. Funds raised from these events are used to support prevention programs of RRCS and Healthy Culpeper and its Community Partners that reduce the risk of suicide in the Culpeper community. Team Jordan also sponsors a Survivors for Life Support Group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. This group meets on the 1st Monday of each month at the Culpeper Library at 7PM. Those who have lost a loved one to suicide and need support are encouraged to attend.
Community participation in these events is encouraged and donations are welcome. Tax deductible donations can be made as follows:
Rusty Bowers Suicide Prevention Coalition
Make checks payable to Rusty Bowers Fund and mail to Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services, PO Box 1568, Culpeper, VA 22701
Make checks payable to Team Jordan and mail to Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services, PO Box 1568, Culpeper, VA 22701
Come As You Are (CAYA)
Come As You Are (CAYA) formalized as a community coalition on February 3, 2016. The Chairperson of this group is Moira Satre and Vice-Chair is Alan Rasmussen, RRCS Prevention Specialist. The purpose of CAYA is to dedicate itself to addressing the unique problems that affect individuals in Culpeper and Fauquier Counties at risk of substance use disorders by supporting coalitions and community partner organizations that work with those affected and by maximizing local support for prevention services and programs. CAYA plans to increase community awareness about the impact of substance use disorders on individuals and their families, provide information on resources that can help those that are affected by substance use disorders, and support local prevention programs that reduce risk factors and promote protective factors associated with substance use.
Donations to CAYA can be mailed to CAYA/RRCS, PO Box 1568, Culpeper, VA 22701
Living the Dream Foundation
The Living the Dream Foundation formalized as a community coalition on February 11, 2016 to address substance use disorders, depression and suicide in Culpeper, VA. Gloria Long is the Chairperson and Ed Long is the Vice-Chairperson. The Living the Dream Foundation will work to increase community awareness and education about substance abuse, depression and suicide; provide information on available resources for those in need of services; and raise funds to support local prevention programs of RRCS and Healthy Culpeper and its Community Partners that reduce associated risk factors.
Donations to Living the Dream Foundation can be made to Living the Dream Foundation/RRCS, PO Box 1568, Culpeper, VA 22701.
Families Overcoming Drug Addiction (FODA)
We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month at 6:30pm in Sycamore A Conference Room at Fauquier Hospital.
You can call or email for more information or you can just show up.
You can join our Closed Facebook Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/800393636750112/