Parenting Help

An upcoming educational group aims to help pregnant and parenting women who are struggling with substance use disorder.

Project LINK will host “Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery,” beginning Aug. 9. The group will meet Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ronald W. Branscome Building, 600 Jackson Street in Fredericksburg. Lunch will be provided. Complimentary FRED bus tokens are available for women who need help with transportation.

The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery focuses on attachment, child development, parent-child relationships and recovery. The curriculum is included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

“Project LINK helps women, children and families impacted by substance abuse,” said Glenda Knight, Project LINK manager. “It is exciting to see families grow stronger through participation in this program.”

Project LINK supports  pregnant and parenting women who have risk factors for substance abuse or personal histories of substance use disorders. Its mission is to link women to resources that enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Project LINK is funded through the Federal Substance Abuse Block Grant. There is no cost to participate in the program.

To register for “Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery,” learn more about Project LINK or make a referral, call Knight at 540/891-3132 or

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

Due to the current State of Emergency, and in accordance with recommendation to limit in-person gatherings to 10 or less, our May Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually at 5 p.m. on May 19. Public comment may be submitted up until 4:00 pm on May 19th by emailing  Public comments that include the full name and address of the commenter will be read into the record during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.  The meeting will be Livestreamed on Rappahannock Area Community Services Board’s Facebook page on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

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.

Our committee and board meetings and facilities tour for April have been canceled. Our day support programs are suspended temporarily.

Our popular plant sale is continuing but with some changes to ensure everyone's safety. Please order ahead and your plants will be waiting for you when you drive up.

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

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