The McShin Foundation

Virginia (VA) > Rehab Centers in Richmond, VA
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4.1
(18 Reviews)
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2300 Dumbarton Road
Richmond, Virginia 23228

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  • Medicare
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Facility Highlights

Authentic Peer-to-Peer Services

Same Day Services

Strong Alumni Involvement

Recovery Community Events

Structured Recovery Housing

Alternative to Clinical Treatment

Non-Profit Organization

CAPRSS Accredited

Family Education

Treatment Center Philosophy

We are a recovery resource foundation whose mission is to deliver a message of hope to individuals with a Substance Use Disorder and to facilitate their journey to a healthier life. Our organization is one of nine in the country that is accredited by CAPRSS.

Testimonials

  • "McShin has given me the steps I needed to learn about recovery and how to start building that foundation. Without them I wouldn't have the relationships with my parents and family that I do today and for that alone I will be forever grateful. I learned how to stay clean, find a sponsor, a home group and that working a program of recovery is the only way to live life on life's term without using drugs."
  • "The McShin Foundation helped me build a foundation to find a new way to live. Because of this new way of life, I was able to build honest relationships with the father of my child, have my daughter back in my life, and find a passion for helping others on this same path. McShin showed me the steps to take to fully engage in the 12-step program that continues to save my life and make me into the person I am today. I have been in recovery since January 27, 2017."
  • "I used to be homeless. I walked into The McShin Foundation and was provided a scholarship into a recovery house that same day. I was given groceries, a bed, a chance that day. I was able to build a foundation, network with people also seeking recovery, and now am able to help others who are struggling and want a change. Today, I am able to offer experience, strength, and hope to others. I have hope today."
  • "I attended McShin for 60 days. In that time, I was loved on the whole time, while learning about myself and practicing and applying a 12-step program in my life. I am eternally grateful for McShin and what they continue to do on a daily basis. McShin gave me the tools to save my life. Thank you for taking time for and believing in me."
  • "I am very grateful for McShin. When I first arrived, I was pregnant and had nowhere else to go. I was able to get some recovery through my pregnancy. Pregnancy was very difficult for me, but recovery and McShin made it easier. If it wasn’t for the community and support I found at McShin, I probably would have returned to a life of active addiction. I am grateful for McShin and recovery every day!"
  • "I started using when I was 15 years old. , I have lived more fully in this past year than the 17 years I was using. Less than 24 hours after I reached out for help, I was in Richmond, Virginia at The McShin Foundation. I am one of the lucky ones living with the disease of addiction. Not just surviving, but living. Living a beautiful life full of laughter, tears, joys, disappointments, milestones, dreams, goals, ups, and downs. My life has not always been one so full of all the aspects life has to offer."

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

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Meet The Staff

John Shinholser, CPRS
President & Co-Founder

John Shinholser serves as the President of The McShin Foundation, which was founded in 2004 and named for its two recovering co-founders, John Shinholser and Carol McDaid. Shinholser and McDaid have dedicated their lives to helping individuals and families in or seeking recovery from the disease of addiction. The McShin Foundation operates on the founders' belief that by helping others find and sustain recovery, they can better sustain their own recovery. Shinholser and McDaid decided to establish a non-profit recovery community resource foundation based on this belief. John is a United States Marine Corps veteran and has been in long term recovery since 1982.

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Honesty Liller, CPRS
Executive Officer

Honesty Liller is a woman in long-term recovery from a Substance Use Disorder since May 27, 2007 when she entered the McShin Foundation's residential program. Honesty's mission as CEO is firmly rooted in community outreach and involvement. She spends each day connecting with individuals and families who have been touched by addiction. She is the recipient of the Vernon Johnson Award given by Faces and Voices of Recovery in 2015. In 2016 she was awarded the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Great Boss. She was also featured on Face The Nation discussing addiction & recovery in America. In addition, she was awarded the Stettinius Fund honor from The Community Foundation.

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Jesse Wysocki
Chief Operating Officer

Jesse Wysocki is McShin's Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the day to day operations of McShin's various programs. He has over six years in recovery and an amazing story to share with the participants and families of The McShin Foundation.

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Paxton Wolfrey
Intake Specialist

Since graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in 1994, Paxton has experience working in investments, money management, and risk management. In his previous role as an investment counselor he earned the “Top Producer” Award from Lord, Abbet & Co., and the “Quality of Advice” Award from American Express. He is also a 2003 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, with a Master of Business Administration degree. Paxton’s experience with his own addiction and recovery, along with his current insights and solutions, validate our commitment to “Peer to Peer” services and programs. You will find that Paxton is always ready and approachable to share his story, and never forgets where he came from. Raising two beautiful daughters, Talbot and Hannah, consumes most of Paxton’s free time, while he still enjoys the occasional round of golf or fishing.

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L M
1.5
In theory this is a good idea, but the staff is overwhelmed and underpaid and can't control participants. Accommodations were deteriorating. This is not recovery.
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P. W.
4.7
Excellent
Strong Peer-to-Peer Recovery Program. Support groups and 12 Step Fellowship meetings.
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Lesley
4.3
Great
The peer to peer model is what truly helped me. I tried many times before coming to McShin to get and stay clean and was unsuccessful. The community and staff are amazing. Peer to Peer; recovering in the community and not a lock down facility; links to clinical services; offers same day services.
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H. L.
5.0
Excellent
Amazing. I�ve tried many different forms of treatment but McShin actually worked for me. Peer to peer connections. Staff is in recovery as well. Need more funding to help more indigents.
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Anonymous
4.0
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Recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Rachel
2.3
Introduced me to my recovery community and network. Forever grateful. Care about the recovery community.
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Carl
4.3
Great
The Mcshin foundation gave me my life back . They accepted me for who I was and worked with me to make a better me . Strengths:Peer to peer. Weakness:leadership
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H. E.
4.7
Excellent
My son had been in and out of treatment facilities for several years never holding on to recovery for very long. The peer to peer recovery program McShin offers was the ticket for his success. He really "clicked" with the administration and fellow clients. They got him involved as an advocate to help fight the stigma of the disease of addiction. There was no more sitting on the sidelines waiting for recovery to happen. He "ran with the good herd" and got involved. As we learned in the family meetings held every Wednesday family has to recover too by learning the tools to live with this disease. While they were in their NA meetings family members attended Families Anonymous meetings held in the same building. We owe McShin a debt of gratitude. Today my son celebrates 4 1/2 years of recovery. He has an awesome job, a girlfriend and owns a home. McShin's peer to peer recovery model with attention to advocacy is a fantastic formula for successful recovery!
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Cliff
4.0
Great
It was great and helped me start a foundation for a more fulfilling, healthy life. Authentic peer to peer support services. Mental health professionals
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Erin
4.0
Great
McShin Foundation is an RCO specializing in authentic peer to peer recovery. The added benefit of staff being about to sympathize and empathize with it's participant is without parallel. authentic peer to peer recovery. twenty four hour availability is wonderful but can at times be hectic.
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Marta
4.0
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My daughter went to another sober living facility. Had I known then what I know now she might still be alive. Nothing but good things to say anout McShin!! Caring people who have been there, done that and who can relate. No state or federal funding reduces the options the facility can offer
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Karen
3.3
Good
McShin is an authentic peer to peer RCO. Having been to other treatment facilities in the past, I can say that McShin is the only place that I found real sustained recovery. I learned about my disease and how to live a life that is fulfilling and joyful. The experience I had gave me support, connection to the recovery community and real hope in my life. I highly recommend McShin for anyone struggling with a substance use disorder.The greatest assets McShin has to offer over other centers in my opinion are hope and connection. Peer to peer communities offer the unique experience of witnessing the recovery process work in staff and participants. It is not the best suited place for individuals who struggle with sever mental health issues. It really caters more toward substance use disorders.
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Kristi
4.3
Great
The participants learn recovery skills and how to live independently through working with their peers. The staff at McShin really care about helping people find recovery and about healing families. McShin has had an enormous positive impact on our family. - good value - caring staff - sustainable model - participants are able to move seenlessly to independent living - advocacy for changes to make it easier for addicts to successfully re-enter the community - so much need for services it can get disorganized when too busy
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G. T.
4.0
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I really like the authentic peer to peer approach that McShin uses. The fact that almost everyone on staff is in recovery really made a big difference for me. I have been to traditional 28 day rehab programs before that had an entire staff not in recovery and I didn't find it helpful. Having walking, talking examples of people in recovery helped me grasp the whole concept of living clean. I will forever be grateful for McShin they took me in when I had nothing and played an integral role in my recovery. I don't know if I would still be clean without their guidance.Having people in recovery working there. The peer to peer recovery model. They need more staff. They are a non profit and need more funding.
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Jesse
5.0
Excellent
I love being apart of the Mcshin foundation and in position to help others with substance abuse disorder. Authentic peer on peer Lack of support from CSB and state governments.
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James
4.0
Great
Works. Peer to peer. Non consistenty.
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michael
3.7
Very Good
Mcshin provides living examples of recovery possibilities and positive change.It gives people who suffer from addiction the hope we need to come to believe that a better life is available for us. The staff are underpaid and underappreciated.
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Brandon
5.0
Excellent
One of a kind program
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