UPDATE - RVRC Services Extended by DSAMH through December 2018

To Community Service Providers & Community Members,

It is with great pleasure and excitement to inform all of you, that DSAMH has extended both of our contracts through December 2018J During this transition period, we will be seeking new funding opportunities with an emphasis on sustaining our peer recovery emergency and residential housing programs and exploring new partnerships with willing community service providers. Effective immediately, please continue to utilize our services as you have done previously and we will reciprocate. Thanking all of you for your well wishes and support of our mission and services.

 Kindest regards, 

 Tony & RVRC Board


Our Mission

The mission of the Rick VanStory Resource Center (RVRC) is to promote recovery, through peer directed services, quality of life, advocacy, education, mutual support, for individuals with mental illnesses, addictions, or co-occurring diagnoses throughout the state of Delaware.


Who was "Rick" VanStory?

Ricardo "Rick" VanStory was a case manager for Horizon House Delaware. Rick consistently demonstrated the dedication, compassion, and enormous heart that made all the difference in the lives of the participants he served, that inspired his coworkers to do their best each and every day, and that fostered leadership and empowerment among all who knew him.

Even as he courageously faced the bone cancer that would claim his life, Rick remained a constant source of hope and strength; paired with the dignity and grace with which he lived every day of his life, these qualities are the legacy he has left us. 

Rick passed away on July 23,2007, but his memory lives on through the work we continue in his spirit, and the building we dedicate in his name, on the day that would have been his 47th birthday, the Rick VanStory Resource Center, established March 23, 2009.

Beaman Safe Space Emergency Shelter


Two donors (anonymous) have made $5,000 Challenge Grants to help ensure that our Beaman Safe Space Emergency Shelter is operational through this winter. Challenge gifts will go toward keeping our doors open for many homeless individuals during March 2018. The Challenge Gifts that the donors made will cover February 2018.

Contributions in excess of $10,000 will go towards providing hot meals for either breakfast, lunch, dinner, or combination of these three meals.

REMINDER: Please mark your gift in the memo section as "Challenge Gift" so we can let the donors know our status. Donations made before December 31, 2017 may be eligible for tax considerations for this calendar year. Acknowledgements will be sent out for all donations received.

Click on this link go to our donation page or click on HERE!

Thank you for your consideration.