Let’s Get Smarter Community Education on Tuesday June 25, 2024

What is community education at FACES? We ask the experts and those with lived experience in all aspects of the mental health and wellness field to come speak so we can find peace of mind and have less stress when caring for our loved ones with a brain disorder. Better mental health outcomes for all is our ultimate goal. Come check out our next community education is in-person on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Our Topic is how the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services help you, and Rebecca Farthing is the presenter.

SPEAKER BIO: Rebecca has been working for the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services for over 15 years, 9 years as a counselor specializing in working with individuals with Serious Mental Illness and/or Intellectual Developmental Disability.  She moved to Chesterfield at the age of 7 and, with the exception of college, has lived here ever since.  Rebecca graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in History in 2007, one month after the April 16th massacre.  

After only finding part-time work at historical sites, she starting working for what was then the Department of Rehabilitative Services in 2008.  In 2011 she decided to become a counselor and worked and went to school full time year for 2 years, graduating in 2013 with a Masters of Science in Rehabilitative Counseling from West Virginia University.  Her experience during the tragedy at Virginia Tech and her own personal and familial experiences with mental illness has created a passion for helping individuals with mental health concerns, particularly those with Serious Mental Health concerns.  She collaborates regularly with the Chesterfield Community Services Board and Gateway Homes, in addition to Grafton School.  

She volunteers with the Virginia Reserve Corps COVID-19 and teaches piano lessons.  She is currently working on increasing her communication skills in ASL for deaf and hard of hearing individuals at her church.  Rebecca is a certified Rehabilitation Counselor who lives in Chesterfield and enjoys music, reading, kayaking, college football and spending time with her large extended family. 

PASS IT ON! If you know someone who would benefit from this program, please pass long this information. You can call Jill at 804-378-0035 or email at

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