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VCSB Events and Announcements​

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Join us for a 988 Town Hall on Tuesday, May 14th from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. We are committed to Building an Inclusive and Equitable 988 Suicide & Crisis Response Lifeline for Children and Adults with I/DD, Brain Injury and Other Cognitive Disabilities. Let Your Voice Be Heard!

You can register here:

We Want to Hear From You!

-What are your experiences with 988 and other crisis services?

-What are the needs of people with I/DD, BI, and other cognitive disabilities related to crisis?

-What are some ideas of things we could do differently or better to prevent the need for people who are currently presenting in emergency rooms for crisis services?

We will have ASL interpreters online to provide support if needed. If other accommodations are needed, please indicate that when you register.

The cornerstone of Governor Youngkin's Right Help, Right Now initiative to transform services in Virginia is build a new crisis system that ensures everyone in behavioral health/DD crisis has (1) someone to talk to, (2) someone to respond, and (3) a place to go. DBHDS is excited to partner with the Department of Medical Assistance Services, Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, The Arc of Virginia, Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, and The Partnership for People with Disabilities.

The Town Hall is supported by The Link Center, a Project of National Significance (PNS) funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help make mental health treatment and supports more available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), brain injury and other disabilities. The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has joined with ACL on this project to support The Link Center to host this critical policy academy to help states make sure that crisis prevention and response are accessible to all children and adults.

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Everyone needs a place to call home.


Call 540 887-3200 ext 7602



Call VCSB main office: 540-887-3200

Emergency Services: 540-885-0866

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Line: 988 

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