News and Events


ARROW Project is facilitating the Peer-to-Peer Support Groups offered by the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center. Support groups meet the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 4:15 and 6 p.m. at the Center, located on the 5th floor of 13 W. Beverley St. (Staunton’s Historic Masonic Building). See details.

Logos depicting ARROW Project and Shenandoah LGBTQ Center


Recent/Past Events

Tues 3/19/19  Wellness Partnership: Invest in Yourself Stuarts Draft HS 4:30 pm-7:30 pm.

Fri 4/5/19 Infant and Toddler Connection (employee in-service) Attachment, ACEs, and Early Intervention.

Thurs 1/31/19: Valley Community Service Board, Staunton 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Fri 2/1/19: Staunton YMCA student meet and greet (TBC)
Tues 2/5/19: Wellness Partnership Reality Grocery event at Waynesboro Rosenwald Community Center 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Thurs 2/7/19: Downtown Staunton Community Partners Meet and Greet hosted by Mental Health America of Augusta 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center 13 E Beverly 5th Floor.

Poster with image of downtown street providing information about the 2/7/19 Downtown Staunton Community Partners Meet and Greet hosted by Mental Health America of Augusta 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center 13 E Beverly 5th Floor.

January, 29, 2019: ARROW board meeting.

January 25, 2019: ARROW participated in a parent meet and greet Staunton Boys and Girls Club.

October 9, 2018: Arrow Project Executive Director Sabrina Burress introduced ARROW Project at Invest Local, hosted by the Staunton Creative Community Fund at BlueOregano in Waynesboro, Va. 6-8p.m.


October 6, 2018: ARROW Project debuts Staunton PRIDE “Warm Room”!

Images of Staunton Pride and ARROW Warm Room materialsARROW Project joined the city of Staunton, Va. in opening its heart and streets to welcome the first ever #StauntonPride. On Saturday Oct 6, 2018, as part of our growing partnership with the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center, ARROW hosted a Warm Room, located in the LGBT Tech/Innovation HUB building.

Picture of entrance to Warm Room at Staunton Pride 2018
Clinical Director Charles Shepard at the Warm Room entrance

Warm Room hosts consisted of a group of 20 mental health- and energy work professionals from Staunton, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, and surrounding areas. They offered festival-goers a supportive, affirmative (and cool!) space to rest, with the option of speaking with a mental health professional, getting access to mental health resources, and/or experiencing Healing Touch and Access BARS therapy.

Picture of ARROW volunteers looking at hand-out materials
Executive Director Sabrina Burress and volunteers

Individuals also had the opportunity to share their unique stories of what it means to be a part of the LGBTQ community, offer feedback on current mental health and community interests, and share ways they would be willing to engage in ARROW’s work.

Executive Director Sabrina Burress reflects, “All in all it was a remarkable day full of warmth and healing. The Warm Room was a beautiful representation of what it looks like when mental health professionals unite to serve one great good. We are excited to see how this partnership continues to grow.”

If you are interested in learning more about the Warm Room, ARROW Project, or mental health in our community in general, connect with us on Facebook or email.

Healing Touch and mental health volunteers


updated: 4/5/2019