A Step Forward
CVFC's annual 5K Forward for Recovery

Since 1982, Champlain Valley Family Center has been providing substance use prevention and treatment services throughout Clinton County. The 2023 5K FWD for Recovery is the North Country’s premiere event to celebrate recovery and support substance use prevention. CVFC is a community-based, non-profit agency, licensed through the NYS Office of Addiction Services & Supports to provide substance use treatment services for residents of Clinton County. CVFC also provides education, prevention and specialized youth programs to prevent and/or minimize the damage caused by alcoholism and substance abuse.

2023 Race


Participants may view their results here!


More photos on Facebook!

CVFC Summer Programming

5K Forward For Recovery sponsorships provide funding for CVFC's Summer Youth Programming at various North Country School Districts. The program pairs evidence-based practices and adventure-based learning for a full week of skill building during the summer and weekly group sessions during the school year to foster a healthy school transition, and reduce risk for substance use.

Donations to support our Prevention programming may be made online via PayPal.

Please select "Prevention" in the drop down menu.

Previous Races:

See 2019 Highlight Photos

We specialize in...

Substance Use Treatment

School-Based Prevention

Community-Based Prevention

Supportive Housing

Intensive Family Support Program

Tobacco-Free Clinton, Franklin & Essex

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