Founded in 2004, The McShin Foundation is Virginia's leading non-profit, full-service Recovery Community Organization (RCO), committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against Substance Use Disorders. While providing the tools for recovering individuals to create positive lifestyles, we aim to spread the word of recovery and educate families, communities, and government regarding SUDs as well as reduce the stigma attached to them.
The McShin Foundation offers housing by having nearly 100 beds in eight houses for individuals in various stages of recovery. Transportation to and from our program facility at 2300 Dumbarton Road is provided by company vehicles, peer leaders, and volunteers. The houses are segregated by gender. Those who come to McShin for housing have usually exhausted all of their resources, and we work to help them get their lives back. Our recovery residences provide individuals with safe and affordable housing while they progress in their recovery journeys. They have access to our recovery center and its activities, as well as structure and accountability within the house. Residents are required to attend a weekly community meeting as well as pursue a recovery pathway. All of our recovery residences are certified by the Virginia Association of Recovery Residences (VARR) and the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR). We have Level One and Level Two houses in accordance with VARR standards.