What We Do

What We Do

The purpose of ARROW Project is to enhance resilience, empowerment, and self-advocacy within local communities by expanding mental health treatment possibilities for and within the Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro, Virginia area. Read more about our community and partnerships.

How We Do It

ARROW Project’s approach reflects our goal of expanding and developing new care possibilities through connection within the community, cultivation of new and emerging professionals, and collaboration with area mental health care providers and professionals.

Connecting

  • Connecting community members to quality family- and mental-health services, with a particular focus on individuals and families limited by systemic pressures (e.g., poverty, race, gender, sexual orientation, lack of transportation, lack of housing, etc.).
  • Connecting with, and building linkages among: local, licensed providers of care; emerging professionals and professional training programs; non-licensed community organizations that focus services on children and family; and community members

Cultivating

  • Enhancing programs and resources that serve our collective community and growing new ones
  • Offering professional advancement opportunities for students in mental health care fields (e.g. clinical counseling, behavioral health), including training and supervision practicum, internship, and residency options

Collaborating

Identifying and developing new resources in collaboration with:

  • Local agencies and community providers of mental health care and services
  • Professionals from the following disciplines and or fields of study: Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (LCPs) as defined by the relevant oversight boards of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • College/university faculty, specific departments, and student organizations with interest in supporting community-based work with an emphasis on mental health services