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Donor appreciation event

On Thursday, October 30th, Vanguard will host a Donor Appreciation luncheon at 11:30am at the Washington Golf and Country Club to thank, our generous supporters. For more information call (703)-841-0703 x226 or e-mail receptions@vanguardservices.org

Boys and Girls Recovery Lodges Honored

brlgrl 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.


Fiscal Year 2007 ANNUAL rEPORT

Fiscal Year 2006 ANNUAL rEPORT


Substance abuse doesn't discriminate against age, gender, upbringing or class. Chances are, if you don't already know someone whose life has been affected by drugs or alcohol, you will.

Battling a substance disorder can be an ongoing and difficult journey. Fortunately, Vanguard Services Unlimited a 501(c) 3 organization is here to help.

For more than 40 years, Vanguard has been on the front lines in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction right in our community.

Founded in 1962 in an Arlington (VA) church basement, Vanguard is the area's leader in addiction recovery, operating programs throughout metropolitan Washington, DC. On any given day, more than 200 adolescents and adults are enrolled in our outpatient and residential treatment programs. in addition, we are engaged in drug and alcohol education and prevention programs reaching hundreds of additional families and youth.

As the oldest and one of the most successful nonprofit treatment agencies in the area, Vanguard is proud to offer home, help and healing to people struggling with addictions. Since our founding, we have helped more than 30,000 men, women and teens overcome their substance abuse problems, rejoin their families and lead productive, fulfilling lives.

Our mission

Vanguard Services Unlimited, a non-profit, community-based organization, offers high-quality treatment and recovery to individuals and their families who are suffering from the effects of substance abuse. With over 40 years of dedicated service to people regardless of their economic status, Vanguard seeks to help our clients become healthy, productive, self-sufficient citizens. Committed professional staff, Board members, and volunteers provide excellence in service to those in need.
Our partner - Rx Meds Canada - prescription meds from Canada.

Our vision

Vanguard will be the premier substance abuse recovery program that is a model throughout the region.

Vanguard Works!

Vanguard has a 65 percent completion rate, exceeding the national average.

In addition, more than 70 percent of Vanguard clients who complete treatment remain in recovery, when surveyed 90 days following graduation.

We watch our graduates change old habits to rejoin their families, jobs and communities and lead productive, fulfilling lives.


How you can help

Support from caring people like you helps us treat people in our community who are striving to make positive changes in their lives. To help, please send you tax-deductible contribution to the address above. You can also donate online in minutes by visiting our donations page.

Partner Organization: National Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Recovery Month of the National Capital Area Designation Certified by CARF, The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission The Association for Addiction Professionals Combined Federal Campaign