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Volusia Recovery Alliance Names Director

Special to Seniors Today
Volusia Recovery Alliance (VRA) is pleased to announce the naming their first Executive Director, Karen Chrapek.

Karen has diverse experiences working with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Her volunteer efforts contributed to the establishment of Volusia Recovery Alliance as an organization existing to serve all those seeking recovery from the impact of addiction including families, friends, and allies.

Karen is highly respected in the business and recovery communities in Volusia County and throughout Florida. Her leadership skills, along with her empathic spirit and her passion to share the journey with those seeking recovery, make her well-suited for the work of Volusia Recovery Alliance.

Karen began her work leading the day-to-day operations of the organization in February 2021. VRA welcomes Karen in this new roll and wishes her much success as she leads the organization in making a difference in the lives of individuals and our community.

The VRA is a Recovery Community Organization developed with a grant received through the AETNA Foundation. The nonprofit began with a volunteer founding board that helped develop the foundation of the organization. They are a partner organization with Floridians for Recovery.
VRA is a recovery hub resource for anyone who is seeking recovery or is a family member or friend looking for help. They continue to identify resources for recovery, including employers who are recovery friendly.

Employment especially is a barrier of the peer movement. Their goal is to break down the common barriers that keep people from recovery.
There are many ways community residents and businesses can join the movement. For more information, please see our website:

Volusia Recovery Alliance, Inc. (VRA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Volusia County, Florida. The purpose of the VRA is to coordinate peer driven services that provide substance use recovery resources to our local community.