Artists with PTSD

Report featuring Veteran Artist Felta Virginia, curator of NRV DRC’s Veteran’s Art Show.

Nearly 8-percent of Americans will experience some form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in their life.

from WDBJ7

Veteran’s Art Show and Exhibition

Reception with Show Open Weekdays 8am-4pm through May 18, 2018

Four participating artists on Veteran's Art Show reception night stand face camera, smiling
Participating artists on Veteran’s Art Show reception night, April 17, 2018.

New River Valley Agency on Aging’s Annual Caregiver’s Conference

Two smiling white women are seated at an exhibition table in the middle of a large room. Behind them are large display screens on the wall and also the back of other exhibition tables with visitors to them.
Barb and Krin represent NRV DRC at the Caregivers Conference

New River Valley Disability Resource Center staff members, Barb Clark (left) and Krin Collins (right),  seated at the New River Valley Agency on Aging sponsored Annual Caregiver’s Conference held March 8, 2018 at the New River Community College campus in Dublin, Virginia.  Our agency interacted with the public and with fellow exhibitors throughout the day.

Thanks to Hearts and Hammers!

Dublin Baptist Church’s representatives from the local volunteer-led program, Hearts and Hammers, Debbie and Dave Clonch, received a gift basket given in appreciation by New River Valley Disability Resource Center’s Executive Director, Frank Hayes, in our offices in Christiansburg, Virginia.

Dave and Debbie Clonch hold a gift from the New River Valley Disability Resource Center's Frank Hayes, Executive Director
Hearts and Hammers awarded a gift basket for their assistance in Pulaski, Virginia area to New River Valley Disability Resource Center consumers

Hearts and Hammers Program volunteers provide labor and work to acquire funding for projects, including installation of roll-in showers, accessibility ramps and grab bars for disabled persons in demonstrated need, within the Pulaski County, Virginia region of the New River Valley.

Our First ‘Granting Freedom’ Grant Application

Today our Center celebrated the completion of our first ‘Granting Freedom’ grant application. Our Center’s consumer, a United States veteran, expressed appreciation for the support he received in the process to obtain a walk-in shower adaptation, replacing the standard bathtub he could no longer use with ease.

A happy consumer stands beside the Center's Independent Living Coordinator, Matt Shelor
Consumer with Matt Shelor, the Center’s Independent Living Coordinator

Independence on a Mission

The New River Valley Disability Resource Center located in Christiansburg opened its doors in June 2016. Once operating as a satellite of the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center in Roanoke, the NRV DRC’s presence focuses on assisting people with disabilities within the four counties of the New River Valley – Floyd, Montgomery, Pulaski and Giles – plus the city of Radford. But “focus” is a deceiving term when considering the work ahead.

The Roanoke Times