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Comprehensive support for children, adults and families.

Our educational, after-school and residential programs help children and adults overcome negative behaviors and mental health issues. We strive to provide tools and resources that lead to fulfilling, productive lives.

Crisis Stabilization Unit

When youth experience a traumatic event or recurring feelings of depression, hopelessness or anxiety, a crisis cycle may develop that puts them at risk of being removed from their family and community. Our Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is here for youth and their families when life circumstances become too tough to handle.

An eight-bed residential CSU on our campus offers short-term placement in support of youth ages 5 to 17 who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The CSU operates in partnership with Richmond Behavioral Health Authority and the Region IV Community Service Boards. It is the first facility of its kind in Central Virginia.

The majority of youth served by the CSU are diverted from costly hospitalization.

Take a virtual tour of the CSU.

LEARN MORE / CSU Hotline: 804-874-9119 / Other inquiries: 804-955-4242

Address: 7700 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227

Community Stabilization

Community Stabilization is a community-based, short-term mental health service for non-hospitalized individuals of all ages experiencing an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature. The service provides clinical support to those at risk of hospitalization and/or admission to a residential treatment facility. We also mobilize the resources of the community support system, family members, and others for ongoing rehabilitation and recovery.

We operate through a trauma-informed approach. Strength-based and person-centered, this approach highlights clients’ resilience, capacity to problem-solve, and ability to engage in post traumatic growth. Our clinicians use evidenced-based interventions with emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and skill development to avert future crises. Services may be provided in the client’s home, the home of the client’s family or primary caregiver, or other community-based programs licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

LEARN MORE / 804-314-6119

Intensive In-Home Services

If a child is at risk of being removed from their home due to serious behavioral issues, we offer Intensive In-Home Services. We work with families to develop an effective, positive behavioral management system at home that stops destructive behaviors. Our In-Home clinicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

LEARN MORE / 804-553-3241

Outpatient Counseling Services

Our licensed clinicians provide professional, compassionate counseling to help individuals and families improve their daily lives. Outpatient Counseling serves children, youth, adults, couples and families with a wide variety of emotional and social difficulties, including:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger issues
  • Effects of abuse and trauma
  • Family conflicts or parenting issues
  • Problems coping with school, work or relationships
  • Other emotional and social difficulties

We strive to bring recovery, strength and resolution in a supportive environment.

LEARN MORE / 804-553-3241

Address: 7700 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227

Mental Health Skill-building Services

Mental Health Skill-building Services enable individuals to achieve and maintain stability, independence, and success in the home and community. Our services help those with emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues develop effective daily living skills and improved communication in order to function the least restrictive setting.

We provide a highly structured and caring environment focused on addressing the needs of the client. Case managers provide diagnostic assessments, transitional living planning, transportation assistance and other services.

LEARN MORE / 804-553-3225

Community Coaching

Community Coaching provides personalized, one-on-one skill building and coaching for youth and adults, delivered in the community to provide access to a variety of social and natural supports. Services are structured to meet each person’s physical and emotional needs; provide protection, guid­ance, and supervision; and meet the objectives of individualized service plans.

Our professionally trained specialists take a therapeutic approach within a framework of modeling, teaching, assessing, recreation, and community experiences to help participants gain:

  • Greater independence
  • Improved communication and adaptive behaviors
  • Effective social, coping, and daily living skills
  • Community awareness
  • Access to opportunities in the public sector

St. Joseph’s Villa provides transportation for community-based experiences.

LEARN MORE / 804-553-3241

Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement program offers community-based learning activities to help youth and adults build confidence in navigating their social settings. Through a low client-to-staff ratio, participants develop skills to engage in a range of opportunities that include education, training, volunteering, and accessing public resources.

Individuals receive comprehensive services designed to enhance social skills, daily living skills, community-based integration, and social and natural support systems. Activities led by professionally trained specialists focus on problem solving, personal care, community responsibility, self-awareness, impulse control, and peer relations.

St. Joseph’s Villa provides transportation for community-based experiences.

LEARN MORE / 804-553-3241

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