What is LUV?

Lift Up Virginia (LUV) is an evidenced-based initiative that harnesses the science- and power- of connection to build resilience across Virginia. Here you can: 

  • Get involved. Join our growing network, go to an event, or make one yourself. 
  • Learn. Find training, resources and insights on ACEs and PCEs, and ways to grow resilience in your community. 
  • Connect. Meet other LUV-minded people through shared stories, message boards, events, and directory. 
  • Lead. Become a LUV presenter. Set up your profile, and get full access to our calendar and media toolkit.  

It takes a village to raise resilience. 

Connection. Commitment. Community.  

Whether a student or teacher, caregiver or legislator, we’re all united by the desire to heal through connection. How does this work? By showing up for one another, sharing what we’ve been through, and integrating what we learn into our everyday lives.  

Find inspiration, find resources, and find a home in the LUV community.

Not yet a member? Sign up here.


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All LUV members are LUV leaders

When you join through our LUV Hub, you are choosing to lead your community in love and hope. We provide you with the resources, skillsets, and mindset to cultivate resilience and navigate life’s challenges in others and in yourself. When you join you have the ability to:  

  • attend a LUV event 
  • promote your own event, program, or initiative through our Lift Up Virginia network 
  • receive our comprehensive marketing toolkit 
  • set up a profile so others may find you 
  • share the LUV with one another through our message boards 

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