Project LINK provides intensive gender-specific case management services to pregnant, post-partum and parenting women whose lives have been affected by substance use and/or co-occurring disorder. Project LINK reduces a woman’s barriers to treatment by providing the following:
- Provides emotional support and education about substance abuse and mental illness
- Childcare and transportation assistance to attend treatment for mental illness, substance use or co-occurring disorders, support groups, parenting education groups, prenatal and pediatric medical appointments, and other approved appointments.
- Families Together is a case management program for children aged birth through seven who are considered at risk of severe emotional disturbances due to parental/caregiver substance abuse or mental health issues
Consumer and Family Affairs provides education classes, support groups, consultation, resource linkage and advocacy for individuals and families affected mental illness, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. Staff also coordinates the Virginia Beach Community Trust for individuals with mental illness.
- Friends and Family Education is a series of six classes that provide education about substance use disorders, how substance addiction affects families, and community resource information. The goal is to offer information/tools that family members affected by a loved one’s addiction can consider using so that they do not remain trapped in the emotional chaos of addiction. Registration required. No fee, no residency requirement. Call 757-385-0800.
- NAMI Family to Family is a series of twelve classes, offered in collaboration with NAMI Virginia Beach, designed to provide education on mental illness and to reduce the stress that can occur when parents, siblings, spouses, and other relatives and friends support an individual with mental illness. Registration required. No residency requirement, no fee. Call 757- 385 0802.
- NAMI Basics is a six-week class for the parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness. Topics include the biology of mental illness, trauma, research, treatment options, the impact of a child’s mental illness on the family and an overview of systems involved with caring for children and adolescents with mental illness. Registration required, no fee, no residency requirement. Call 385-0802.
- Basics of Caring is a weekly support group for the parents and caregivers of children who have mental illness. Basics meets during the school year and follows the public school calendar. Call 757-385-0802.
- WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) classes are for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. WRAP focuses on wellness and recovery. Writing a Crisis Plan is a part of the curriculum. WRAP is offered within certain MHSA programs.
The Virginia Beach Community Trust offers the opportunity for families to set up special needs trusts for individuals with mental illness. Trusts are managed by the five member Board of Trustees and coordinated by the supervisor of the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs.
For information call: LeAnne Brant at 385-0800
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Intensive psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, children, families and groups Psychological and neuropsychological testing, pharmacological management including sychiatric medication
Kempsville Center provides psychiatric inpatient hospitalization and psychiatric residential care to children and adolescents exhibiting behavioral and/or mental health concerns. Residents and patients also display significant needs in the areas of social, interpersonal, educational or vocational functioning that require special care and attention. The Acute Inpatient Hospitalization program accepts both males and females ages 9-17 and the Residential program accepts male and female adolescents ages 11-17
*Residential Youth: In-home Services, therapeutic foster care, mentoring, integrated dual disorders treatment, trauma therapy, couple/family therapy, individual psychotherapy, cognitive/behavior therapy, psychotropic medication
Volunteer support service to offer person to person help and emotional and practical support to cancer patients and their families who are facing the crisis of diagnosis and treatment of cancer
Beach House (BH) is an intentional community first organized in December 1979 to provide support and rehabilitation to adults who have been severely disabled due to serious and persistent mental illness. This intentional community is a prevocational psychiatric rehabilitation program anchored in the philosophically based conceptual framework of the Clubhouse Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. This model is defined by the International Standards of Clubhouse Programs. The standards also serve as a “bill of rights” for members and a code of ethics for staff, board and administrators.
Case Management serves consumers with diagnoses of mental illness and/or substance use disorders who need assistance to identify and use resources that will promote their highest level of functioning. Case Management assists consumers to access needed medical, psychiatric, mental health, substance abuse, social, educational, vocational services and other supports essential to meeting basic needs and improve their quality of life.
Individual counseling for Children and Adults, Marriage and couples counseling, Family counseling, Depression screenings, 24-hour emergency on-call coverage for existing clients, Groups focusing on life issues
Adult Day Support that provides psycho-educational and skill development activities for consumers. These services help promote self-sufficiency and avoid hospitalization. Participation ranges from three to five days per week, four hours per day.
Mental Health Substance Abuse Division. Education and support group meeting for families that have a loved one who has a serious mental illness. The workshops provide education and support concerning serious mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, and major depression.