Home : If you need help : Site Map

Home > News & Events

News & Events

Vanguard periodically holds special events to raise awareness about addiction treatment and recovery, to help the public to learn more about the agency, and/or to raise funds to support our work.

September 2008

Vanguard Celebrates the Eleventh Annual Celebration of Recovery

Vanguard Recovery Celebration will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd at
6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5115 Little Falls Road in Arlington.  If you know folks who have received treatment through Vanguard, this is the annual event when we welcome them back and celebrate recovery - so please pass this on. For more information, call our Special Events line at (703) 841-0703 x226.   Download Flyer

July 2008

Vanguard Featured on Comcast NewsMakers

June 2008

Boys and Girls Recovery Lodges Honored

On Monday, June 16th at the Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies in Williamsburg, Vanguard's Boys and Girls Recovery Lodges were presented with the Program of Excellence Award by the Virginia Association of Drug and Alcohol Programs (VADAP). This marks the first time a Vanguard program has been honored with this prestigious award, which is given to an outstanding Virginia program each year by the association of peer programs.  Located in Arlington, the Recovery Lodges serve young people ages 14-17 in two separate locations. Recently, the Girls and Boys Recovery Lodges have successfully accessed new Medicaid funding to help Virginia's youth receive the substance abuse treatment they need and enable them to enter recovery before experiencing many of the life problems that could occur if their use had continued. Originally founded in 1990 as Deep Run Lodge, the Recovery Lodges now have an 18-year history of providing high-quality, accessible treatment to boys and girls in recovery. Many of the staff members have held leadership roles in professional organizations in Virginia during that time.

Upcoming Events


September 24, 2008

Vanguard Phoenix Open Golf Tournament:

Reston National Golf Course



Vanguard Phoenix Open Golf Tournament

Past Events

June 12, 2008

Open House Held at New Counseling Site

Vanguard held an Open House on Thursday, June 12th to introduce the new location for the Vanguard Counseling Center at 200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 104. Outpatient services for adults and adolescents, as well as assessments and substance abuse evaluations, are provided at the new site under the auspices of the Center..

September 25, 2007

Annual Celebration of Recovery

September 26, 2007

Vanguard Phoenix Open Golf Tournament

Despite overcast weather the avid golfers who joined us at the Reston National Golf Course had a great time.  Thank you to all who supported this event.  The proceeds will be greatly appreciated by our Demeter Program for women and children.

September 27, 2007

Vanguard Anniversary Banquet

Washington Golf & Country Clun

June 28, 2006
Donor Recognition Event

Vanguard Board, staff, and clients gathered at the Joseph M. Kline Building on June 28th to recognize all of our 2005 supporters. Bob Hisel received the Kevin Appel Award for Distinguished Board Service.

June 16, 2006

Vanguard dedicated its new Boys Recovery Lodge program, serving adolescent boys in the Joseph M. Kline Building in Arlington. Board member and donor George LaPlante gave an eloquent speech in recognition of Herman and Sylvia Brotman, and the program will be officially known as "Boys Recovery Lodge, Honoring the Memory of Herman and Sylvia Brotman" in honor of the Brotmans' service to the community and particularly those in need.