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
*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
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
Immediate telephone and in-person crisis assessment, intervention and consultation available 24/7. Provides pre-screening for psychiatric hospitalization and crisis stabilization
Curriculum-based mental health and substance abuse education, relapse prevention, re-entry planning and referrals to community resources. Includes jail diversion, forensic services, restoration to competency, advocacy, discharge planning, and referrals for inmates with serious mental illness.
Day treatment services are provided five days a week. Group therapy and education are provided for persons with moderate to severe levels of mental illness, substance use, or co-occurring disorders.
Provides treatment for Virginia Beach residents age 18 and over with substance use, mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Services include individual, family and group therapy, psychiatric evaluations, and medication management. A wide variety of group topics are offered including cocaine addiction, recovery, substance dependence, and substance use influenced by trauma.