March 13, 2020

Dear CAF friends and supporters,

Like all of you, The Chris Atwood Foundation is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and the current guidance being provided by the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.  We want to assure you that we take this outbreak and...

February 28, 2020

The opioid epidemic and substance use disorder have contributed to the growing rate of midlife deaths, especially among people ages 55 to 64. This group had the largest relative increase in overdose deaths between 1999 and 2017, at 909.2 percent: That means that for ev...

January 22, 2020

Over 25 advocates supporting Harm Reduction and Recovery gathered at Virginia's General Assembly building to ask lawmaker's to support three critical pieces of legislation that would save lives of individuals who use drugs in Virginia.  Thank you to all who came out!...

December 16, 2019

Speaking Monday at Purdue University, Surgeon General Jerome Adams stated that Americans are now more likely to administer narcan than CPR.  He also talked about what he called his own family’s genetic predisposition to addiction, and suggested that first-year students...

November 28, 2019

It's thanksgiving and we want to let our donors, volunteers, and fans know that we are so grateful for your support.  Just look at some of what you've helped us accomplish.  We could not do this without you! 

October 25, 2019

THANK YOU so much to everyone who came out, donated, and volunteered to make our annual gala, Heroes for Hope, such a success!  These funds will go a long way towards saving lives and supporting recovery in our community.  With them we can provide almost 10,000 opioid...

August 15, 2019

We are pleased to welcome two new staff to the CAF team.  Our peer support specialists, Colin and Kristy!  They are excited to help us build the backbone of our new program - Revive to Thrive (R2T.)   R2T is a full spectrum continuum of care for individuals and familie...

July 31, 2019

We are so proud of the work our board member, Shelly Young, has been doing to support family recovery and evidence-based family education resources.

FamilyRx is an online learning platform and support community for families grounded in love and is backed by evidence-bas...

July 31, 2019


The Chris Atwood Foundation (CAF) is a grassroots, community-based nonprofit in Northern Virginia working to save lives from opioid overdose, provide recovery support to individuals affected by addiction, and fight the stigma...

June 11, 2019


For the first time in ten years, Maryland has seen a drop in opioid overdose deaths. Due to the heightened concern and spending by the government, the state has seen a 14% decrease in overdose deaths. However, Maryland authorities say the crisis is far from ove...

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