Robin founded WeCare, Inc. in 2006 after utilizing all of the local resources she cound find while she was on her own journey of recovery. She felt that the community needed something different to aid those in recovery. After researching recovery models, she decided on the peer run model. She spent two years searching for funding and organizing the corporation before opening the doors for business. Born and raised in Henry County, Robin has been clean and sober since December 19, 1999. She is trained as a Peer Recovery Specialist, a WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) facilitator and a recovery coach. She is also a CELT (Consumer Empowerment and Leadership Training) facilitator
Marshall is a Martinsville native, retired from a 27 year career in local law enforcement, including over 2 years with the Henry County Sheriff's Office and almost 25 years with the Martinsville Police Department. His duties at WeCare include intake of all new members and working with members to connect them with other community resources when needed. In addition to his duties at WeCare, he also serves as Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) coordinator for Piedmont Community Services. The main goal of the CIT program is to train law enforcement, corrections and behavioral health professionals to more effectively deal with individuals in crisis, steering them away from the criminal justice system and toward treatment. Marshall has two children: a son who attends Patrick Henry Community College and a daughter who attends Appalachian School of Law.
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Regina is a native of the Martinsville/Henry County area who spent 17 years in active addiction. She has been in recovery for over 30 years, during which time she has spent a great deal of time in the church. She is trained as a peer recovery specialist, a WRAP facilitator, a Peer Support and Whole Health Resiliency trainer, and a Christian Recovery 12-step facilitator. She has also been trained in lay leadership and has taken pare in a ministerial internship program. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and watching reality TV shows. "WeCare is a place where all my life experiences can be used to benefit others and myself."
Kathy was born in Key West, Florida and moved around quite a bit as a child until her mother settled in Henry County in the late 1970s. She attended Drewry Mason High School and graduated from Magna Vista High School in 1990. She was born into addiction and continued to be in active addiction for 44 years, until she landed at WeCare. When she first arrived at WeCare, she was homeless and unemployed. Through her determination and a helping hand from WeCare, she has come to a point in her life where she is clean and sober. She has a place to live, her own car and her job at WeCare. In her spare time Kathy likes to read and practice "dirt therapy", working with plants and flowers both at her home and at WeCare. Kathy says "It's not what I have been through in my life that defines who I am, it's how I got through it that has made me the person I am today."