The Mission of the Nelson Community Wellness Alliance is to promote wellness in the Nelson community by developing and implementing strategies to reduce substance use among youth and their families.

Our vision is to create a community that is trauma informed, engaged, and actively working to reduce the stigma associated with addiction, trauma, substance abuse and behavioral health conditions by providing education related to prevention, treatment and recovery.


Education and Outreach.

School and Youth Services.

Local residential and counseling services.

Drug court/alternatives to detention.


We believe that our community is stronger when we work together to improve the lives of those most impacted by substance abuse.

We believe that no one should feel ashamed or embarrassed to seek out treatment for addiction, trauma, or any other medical condition.

We strive to create a community that is resilient and resistant to the impacts of substance abuse.

We strive to promote recovery by providing a variety of locally based resources to individuals and families.

Nelson Community Wellness Alliance promotes the Annual First Responders Appreciation Day. Pictured: Roseland Rescue Squad Facility


Angela Rose, Director, Nelson Department of Social Services

Sheriff David Hill, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office

Francee Laverty, Director, Nelson County Counseling Center – Region Ten Community Services Board

Stephanie Martin, Program Director, Blue Ridge Medical Center

Jason Braunstein, Community Representative


County Based

Health Care Providers

Faith Community

Nelson Faith Alliance

Community Groups


The Nelson Community Wellness Alliance Office is located inside The Nelson Center:

The Nelson Community Wellness Alliance
8445 Thomas Nelson Highway, Suite 109
Lovingston, VA 22949

Phone: 434-326-1218
Email: nelsonwellnessalliance@gmail.com

Monthly Meeting Location:
Nelson Center Meeting Room and/ or via Zoom.

Please Note:
Due to COVID-19, the Nelson Community Wellness Alliance is meeting via ZOOM. To request attendance at a monthly meeting, please email: nelsonwellnessalliance@gmail.com


  • August 14 – via Zoom
  • September 11 – Via Zoom
  • October 9 – Via Zoom
  • November 13 – Via Zoom
  • December – no meeting held