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RVDW September 2023 Meeting
September 22, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
@ Montano’s, 3733 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
Program begins at 12:OO noon followed by the business meeting.
Please arrive at 11:30am if ordering lunch.
Trigger Warning: The September meeting topic and sharing of experiences by our speakers may be disturbing, upsetting, or difficult for you or others in the room.
Join RVDW for this critical, lifesaving conversation. And let’s do our part to spread the word and take action to promote awareness and prevent suicide. Use 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s hashtag during national Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and beyond. #BeThe1To
Our presenters will share tools and resources to promote healing and hope and much more.
Our September Speakers:
Julia Scales is Director of Behavioral Health Integration at New Horizons Healthcare and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Julia has worked in the behavioral health field for almost ten years. She is passionate about dismantling barriers, supporting underserved populations, and creating safe spaces for healing. In her free time, Julia enjoys reading, watching documentaries and trips to Lowes with her fiancé.
Danielle Johnson is a Licensed Eligible Mental Health Professional with over a decade of experience in the Roanoke community. Danielle works at Roanoke City Public Schools as a School Social Worker and performs outpatient counseling in private practice. Danielle’s passion for mental health awareness, advocacy, service, and community engagement continues to fuel her purpose of being a trailblazer and change agent for the Roanoke community. In her free time, Danielle enjoys making aromatherapy candles, being in nature, and watching Marvel movies with her two sons.
Sarah Goodman is a local Realtor and the current GOTV Organizer for Red Wine & Blue. Sarah was a public school teacher and leader of the Roanoke County Education Association for many years, and she left her teaching job to be able to devote more energy to fighting the extremist takeover our public schools are facing. She is excited to share the resources developed by Red Wine & Blue to help women organize to protect our rights. Sarah is a mother of two sons, and she loves to read, hike, cook, and play with her dogs.