Meet Virginia, explore Richmond
This page is devoted to resources for you to have the best summit experience while staying in gorgeous downtown Richmond, Virginia. Here you'll find everything from parking options for those commuting, to restaurants, to the must-see spots while you're in town.
Most importantly, we have information about our gracious hosts--the Virginia Association of Recovery Residences and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services--without whom this event wouldn't be possible.
Meet Our Hosts:
The Virginia Association of Recovery Residences
As Virginia’s only NARR-accredited body, the Virginia Association of Recovery Residences monitors, evaluates, and improves standards to build the highest quality for recovery residences--so that all Virginians have timely access to effective recovery support services.
VARR members provide the highest level of service to their residents and clients throughout Virginia. Members have been accredited through VARR’s rigorous screening process using the NARR Standard, thus ensuring top-notch services. VARR also presents a collaborative voice for recovery residences throughout our Commonwealth and works to ensure that everyone in recovery is able to access recovery housing that offers quality programming for all residents.
Our Supporters: Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services
NARR would also like to extend a special thank you to the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services State Opioid Response Grant (SOR) Team for their support in making this year’s conference possible. Virginia’s SOR Recovery Team consists of Audrey Dervarics, Jenna Lee Mathews, Joscelyn Inton-Campbell, Julia Simhai, and Stacey McClellan.
Virginia’s SOR Grant Team has supported NARR’s state affiliate in Virginia for multiple years and continues to champion recovery housing throughout the state of Virginia.
We thank the Department and the SOR Grant Team for giving us the opportunity to put on this event. We hope our education and networking continues to foster and grow allies as dedicated as you to people in recovery, and recovery housing. Thank you for making us so much better together!
To learn more about the amazing initiatives VARR is implementing throughout the Commonwealth, visit their website below.
Check out Virginia's Substance Use Disorder resources and initiatives.
Learn more about the SOR Grant Team and the work they're doing to reduce & treat Opioid Use Disorders across Virginia.
Discover What Richmond has to Offer
VARR has been working tirelessly behind the scenes in tandem with NARR to make sure this year's Best Practices Summit has expert-speakers, a beautiful convention space, and all the insider know-how for you to explore Richmond without compromising COVID safety. Here you'll find lists of local spots, available parking, and the sights to see!
Parking at the Richmond Marriott
Please note pricing is subject to change.
Self-parking is located in a city-owned garage that is connected to the lobby level via covered sky walk. (Tax & service included)
Tax & Service included
Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse
The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Secret Sandwich Society
Dinner or Lunch
Coffee Shops, Bakeries
Capitol Waffle Shop
Proper Pie Co.
The Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe
Sugar & Salt
Museums & Historical Attractions
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
Science Museum of Virginia
The Poe Museum
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Beasties (Clothing, jewelry, decor by local artists)
Mongrel (Stationary, decor, novelties, gifts)
Rest in Pieces: Oddities & Curiosities
Canal Walk Murals
Get a special tour of VARR's brand-new headquarters!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how!
More information to be posted here.