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Building a Recovery High School in Central Virginia

Four hundred youth between the ages of 15 and 24 died from opioid overdoses in Virginia between 2010 and 2014, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health. An alternative treatment model - recovery high school - seeks to help young people who are addicted. In WCVE’s ongoing series Facing Addiction, Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp reports.

Community Work Shapes Ideas for Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park

Several initiatives in Richmond are asking the public how the city should recognize buried history and past injustices. Last week we learned about the recommendations of the Marshall Street Well Project. Today, we examine community efforts envisioning a memorial park in Shockoe Bottom. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Community Makes Progress on East Marshall Street Well Project

The “East Marshall Street Well Project” continues making progress on how to honor human remains found more than 20 years ago on VCU’s medical campus. After gathering community input last Spring, a group standing in for relatives of the deceased has shared their recommendations. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

After 86 Years, Southside Child Development Center Closes

After more than 80 years, Richmond’s Southside Child Development Center will close its doors after struggling to stay afloat financially. The organization serves about 75 children with daycare, Head Start, after-school and summer programs. This follows last year’s closing of William Byrd Community House, which also served low-income families for decades.