Last year, 72 people in Planning District 16 died from opioid overdoses. In an effort to stem the rising tide of deaths, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board now offers REVIVE! Training.

REVIVE! Training

Learn how to administer naloxone, a life-saving antidote to opioid overdoses. We offer free training sessions.            
Join us in our mission to provide top-notch care for individuals with developmental disability, mental illness, or substance use disorder.

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From children in crisis to families impacted by the opioid epidemic, we’re serving the residents of Caroline County in many ways. Click on Upcoming Events to see all of the great events planned!


Come and see how we’re changing lives in Caroline County.

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.

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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

  • Reversing opioid overdose
    Free Community Training Teaches Life-saving Skills     More Americans died from drug overdoses last year than died while fighting the Vietnam War in its entirety.  In 2016, more than 64,000…
  • Self-Care
    At the Sunshine Lady House, RACSB staff work with individuals experiencing acute psychiatric crises to stabilize them and to avoid hospitalization or incarceration. Treatment includes counseling, medication management, discharge planning,…
  • Medicine Cabinet
    What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet? Perhaps the more important question to ask is “Who has access to your medicine cabinet?” Most teens report taking prescription medications from family members without…

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So thankful to Rappahannock Adult Activities - RAAI and Myers Drive Respite Home for going to the Fall Festival in King George this weekend. We met quite a few families who were excited to learn about our services for adults with a developmental disability. We were especially gratified to see several caregivers who need respite but didn't know they could find it locally. ... See MoreSee Less

We had a great time this weekend meeting families at the KG Fall Festival. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to learn more about the ways we help adults with a developmental disability.

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We were grateful to see so many people come out to Salem Fields Community Church for last night's opioid town hall hosted by the Community Collaborative for Youth and Families. Dr. Thomas Jordan, the psychiatrist for our Program for Assertive Community Living, answered many questions about opioid addiction and treatment. We look forward to being part of more community efforts at addressing this epidemic. ... See MoreSee Less

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