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Nominate a Hope Starter Today

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board seeks nominations for its annual Hope Starter Awards. These prizes are given to community members who have shown creativity, initiative, leadership and compassion while helping individuals with behavioral health concerns or developmental disability. These prestigious awards started in 2019, and the inaugural recipients were two women who made an…
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New ways to navigate a new normal

Find it FastEmergency ServicesBehavioral Health ServicesClinic AppointmentsPeer-Run Support GroupsGrowing RecoveryOther ResourcesBoard MeetingDay Support Programs and GroupsStriking a BalanceHelping ChildrenMake-your-own Mindfulness JarsPrintable Anxiety JournalsHelpful IdeasSupporting RecoveryPhone Applications (Apps)Protecting Your Emotional Wellness Helping Individuals with Developmental Disabilities As Covid-19 continues to impact our community, we are monitoring the situation to help you keep up-to-date, and to help…
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Five ways to help children cope with anxiety

Find it FastChildren's Mental Health Awareness DayResources for HelpChildren's Mobile Crisis ServicesChild and Adolescent ServicesParenting Check-InMake a Mindfulness JarAnxiety Journals for Children We were playing a game. Or so I thought. My 8-year old and I were presented with a rarity: an afternoon of choices. Like many kids, she's been home all day, nearly every…
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Coming Home and Easing Hospital Overcrowding

Virginia‚Äôs state psychiatric facilities face a crisis of overcrowding exacerbated by COVID-19, but a new infusion of funds aims to ease the pressure. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has increased funding to expand permanent supportive housing programs, awarding Rappahannock Area Community Services Board $201,529 to assist individuals leaving state hospitals. Those hospitals…
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