The McShin Foundation
- Sober Living Home
- Intensive Outpatient Services
- Outpatient Services
- Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Residential Treatment
- Detox Services
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.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
- 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
John Shinholser, CPRSPresident & 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.Show Bio
Honesty Liller, CPRSExecutive 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.Show Bio
Jesse WysockiChief 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.Show Bio
Paxton WolfreyIntake 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.Show Bio
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ABOUT THE MCSHIN FOUNDATION
Founded in 2004 and located in Richmond, Va. The McShin Foundation is a private nonprofit facility, which make up about 22 percent of all treatment facilities in Virginia. The center is a peer-to-peer community organization that offers detox and sober living residences to individuals who are struggling with substance use or co-occurring disorders.
According to The McShin Foundation's website, its mission is to "deliver a message of hope to individuals with a substance use disorder and to facilitate their journey to a healthier life."
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to The McShin Foundation's website, residential services are available to individuals who have a history of relapse, are re-entering society from jail, are looking for recovery fro the first time, or are seeking aftercare.
Residents are required to attend multiple 12-step meetings weekly, recovery related and relapse prevention groups daily, acupuncture, faith-based groups, and yoga. Programming also includes peer-to-peer recovery support services, weekly fellowship dinner, recovery worship or church services, and do daily chores. Relapse can result in immediate eviction from housing.
The McShin Foundation's website notes the treatment team includes counselors and substance abuse counselors. Some of the staff members are in recovery.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The McShin Foundations website indicates it manages 175 recovery beds for men and women. The one alum polled by Rehabs.com to date gave three out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.
The 17 individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date provided mostly positive feedback. Reviewers praised the peer-to-peer approach, the staff, and treatment effectiveness. “It was great and helped me start a foundation for a more fulfilling, healthy life. Authentic peer to peer support services,” Cliff wrote in a representative review.
"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," another alum wrote in a representative review.
To date, the 33 people who left Google Reviews for McShin Foundation gave an average of 4.4 out of five stars and positive commentary. Reviewers praised the center and it's staff. Some alumni even noted the center saved their life. "McShin saved my life 16 months ago and I’m still clean today," Jill wrote in a representative review. "I’ve been to other treatment centers that did not work." 
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its cost of treatment.
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