Roanoke Valley Collective Response to combat opioid and addiction crisis gaining momentum

After reading “Dopesick” or hearing author Beth Macy speak about her latest best-selling book, many people are asking: What can we do now? Learn more about the community groundswell in support of a collective response to address the region’s opioid and addiction crisis. The Roanoke Valley Collective Response is gaining momentum and will make a …

Roanoke Welcoming Week

As a designated Welcoming City through the Welcoming America network, Roanoke will be celebrating “Welcoming Week” from September 14th through September 23rd. According to Welcoming America, “welcoming cities are guided by the principles of inclusion and creating communities that prosper because everyone feels welcome, including immigrants and refugees.” During this annual week of celebration, our …

Caring for Ourselves

On the heels of Sharon Thacker’s piece “When the Warrior is Tired” about taking care of yourself while you’re trying to help others, our friends at Psychological Health Roanoke (who provide Employee Assistance Benefits for our employees) have this to share about Caring for Ourselves. Have you ever been on a diet, but found yourself …