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Hope is Not Cancelled

The world feels a bit scary right now, doesn't it? Let's pull together to support each other--and our community's most vulnerable--through these tumultuous times.

Many resilience building blocks look small and are often simple. Together they can form a solid foundation on which the capacity to thrive is built. Thriving communities are those that recognize the importance and support building both individual and community resilience.


 Responding to adversity, trauma, or tragedy is tough, but we can all gain skills to deal with difficulties and move forward. Learn more about how to add tools to your wellness toolbox and adapt to life’s challenges in more positive ways.
When you purchase your fall plants from us, you get the foundation for a yummy salad while helping adults with developmental disability flourish in our community. 


Our Fall Plant Sale has started. This year's sale features veggies, flowers, and succulents. Pre-order for curbside pickup.

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

Serving the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

At RACSB, we are committed to helping community members lead the best lives possible. We help babies speak their first words and adults with severe mental illness take their first steps back into the community. Whether you have a brief bout of depression, a debilitating mental illness, or a crippling addiction, we have outpatient services to help. For adults with developmental disability and their families, we offer top-notch care. We have proudly served the Fredericksburg community since 1970, and we are here to help.

Please note: Our August Board and Committee Meetings have been cancelled. 

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Our Services

Mental Health

Emotional well-being is the cornerstone of a full life. If you’re struggling with a mental health concern, help is here. From medication management to counseling to residential programs, RACSB offers quality, compassionate care. And we’re here whenever you need us: Emergency services and crisis intervention are offered around the clock. So when you’re ready to take the big step of asking for help, give us a call. We’ll explore your needs and connect you with outpatient therapy, group counseling, intensive care coordination, crisis services, medication management, recovery-based rehabilitation, and residential care.
Developmental Disability

At RACSB, we are passionate about helping individuals with developmental disability lead full, active lives in our community. We believe that everyone can be served right here in the community and we provide high quality care on all levels. Our developmental disability support coordinators help individuals and their families choose their future and link them to the resources necessary to fulfill their hopes and dreams. In our day support programs, adults with developmental disability enjoy activities, trips, and learning experiences. Our residential programs give adults with developmental disability a place to call home--and a support system. Our respite program offers a mini-vacation for guests and for their caregivers.
Substance Use Disorder

We’re here to help you reclaim your life, with an array of services to support you on your path to recovery. We offer help for adolescents and adults, with prioritized treatment for pregnant and parenting women. Our services include intensive outpatient group therapy, individual and family counseling, case management, drug-court treatment, detention-based treatment; and residential detoxification. When you’re ready to journey to hope and health, we will walk beside you and help you find the way.
Early Intervention

Watching your baby learn new things is one of the most rewarding aspects of parenthood. When your infant or toddler doesn’t meet developmental milestones, you can’t help but worry. We’ll help you learn if your child does have a delay. And, if there is a delay, we’ll show you how to help your child progress to their fullest potential. Our special educators, speech pathologists, service coordinators and physical and occupational therapists come to your home to work with your infant or toddler--and to teach you techniques for encouraging your child to blossom.

We seek to promote mental wellness while reducing the problems related to alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use. We inform the community about the risks associated with these behaviors in a variety of ways, including workshops, educational campaigns, evidence-based curriculums, and collaboration with community groups. We recognize that achieving comprehensive community wellness requires a collaborative approach and we are proud to partner with other agencies and organizations to strengthen the health of our region.


News & Events

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  • Suicide Prevention While Social Distancing
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Staff at Rappahannock Adult Activities - RAAI explained to Dan that he would need to wear a mask if he wanted to resume community outings, but he continued to push the masks away. After watching his friends go out for two weeks Dan leaned his head toward the mask when it was offered on Aug 3rd. Dan and his friends enjoy spendIng time on the water. Dan spent the morning at Hopyard Farm, on the Rappahannock River, that first day out. In the past two weeks Dan and his friends have enjoyed waterfront adventures at Lake Mooney, City Dock, Fairview Beach Yacht Club, and Mountain Run Lake. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join RACSB Prevention Specialist Jennifer Bateman as you make a bright and colorful Rainbow Windsock Craft.
Art materials needed include a selection of colorful ribbons or crepe paper, markers, an empty toilet tissue roll, string, and other decorating supplies. This project can be completed by all ages with the help of an adult. The approximate time to complete this activity is 30 to 60 minutes.
What a fun indoor or outdoor way to play, inspiring physical movement and self-expression.

We love to see all of your craft activities come to life. Please share a picture in the comments section under this post.
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Need help? Here's another resource for you.Overwhelmed by #COVID19? Call or text the VA COPES warm line at 877-349-6428 to talk with someone. Listeners are standing by to offer guidance and connect you with resources that can help. ... See MoreSee Less

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Junior is the last of his housemates to receive a Freddys birthday donut. Boy was he happy when I walked in this morning. He gathered his peers and lead the count of "1,2 3" which started the Happy Birthday song. He danced around as his peers and staff sung. He definitely put a smile on everyone's face during this rainy day. 😃🥰🥳 ... See MoreSee Less

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Child welfare advocates worry that child abuse could be a hidden side effect of the coronavirus pandemic. Households are under extraordinary stress at a time when children are not in regular in-person contact with mandated reporters. ... See MoreSee Less

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Emergency Services are still available. Please call 540-373-6876 if you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis.

We encourage our community to stay home (whenever possible) and stay safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We now offer most of our outpatient, early intervention, and case management services via telemedicine so you can receive the support you need from the safety of your home.

At this time, we are suspending recruitment for most positions. See our employment portal for more information.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources