Our Story



M.V.R.I is an organization located in Warren, Ohio. We are devoted to fostering recovery among individuals whom suffer from substance abuse disorders. Founded in 2017, The Mahoning Valley Resource Initiative LLC is dedicated to providing services that will address multiple facets of our clients lives. 

All of our candidates will receive a comprehensive assessment to evaluate the level of care required to achieve success in our program.


David F. Shaffer M. Ed. CEO



David is the Chief Executive Officer at Mahoning Valley Resource Initiative who works with individuals and families to provide Legal, Counseling, and Addiction Recovery Services. 

David Believes in helping people first hand who struggle with Dependence and Legal issues; in doing so, aids in building a thriving and flourishing community.  

David has assisted in helping various Local and County Courts implement and maintain numerous judicial treatment curriculum.  

The Mahoning Valley Resource Initiative has been recognized by the Warren Municipal Court of Trumbull County for being a member of the Special Docket Team and contributing to the success of their Domestic Violence Program.  

David holds a Baccalaureate degree in Sociology and Business Administration from Youngstown State University, A Master’s degree in Education from Kent State University, and is completing his Doctorate degree in Public Policies and Social Amendment from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.