Melissa Irving


Melissa joined the Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL) as Director of Supported Living and Staff Training in February 2018. She has proven experience delivering services to diverse populations including those experiencing concurrent disorders, homelessness, addiction, poverty, developmental disabilities, brain injury as well as members of the deaf community.


For more than 18 years Melissa has played a major role in program development and growth of non-profit organizations in a variety of areas including housing first, supported independent living, as well as course-based day program and outreach. She is committed to delivering programs that are flexible, individualized and meet the changing needs of the individuals served.


Among other things, Melissa pays tribute to Warlito Valdez in the film.  Warlito was a beloved RSCL employee and the first front line care provider to pass away from COVID-19.  Warlito contracted COVID-19 early in the first wave, saving a resident he was serving from choking to death.



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