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As a global pandemic struck our community, the community services board struggled to balance the needs to keep individuals safe with the need to continue services. COVID-19 didn't erase the need for help with mental illness, substance use disorder, or developmental disability. In fact, it increased those needs.  Rappahannock Area Community Services Board leaders knew…
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Virtual Recovery

The global pandemic creates conditions that are ripe for the deadly opioid epidemic, and experts worry that the coronavirus will leave a growing toll of overdoses in its wake. To prevent deaths and promote recovery during the Covid-19 outbreak, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board offers specialized virtual services, including training to reverse overdoses, drop-in peer-led…
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Feeding Thousands

Community Collaboration Feeds Thousands of Area Residents Community Services Board teams up with LDS Church and local organizations to provide nearly 40,000 pounds of food to individuals in need The pantry was almost bare. Fredericksburg United Methodist Church gave bags of food to 400 families in March and by mid-April, the bags dwindled while the…
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Preventing Abuse in COVID-19

Creative crafts, alphabetized pantries, workout challenges. And a reminder that Isaac Newton invented calculus during a quarantine. Social media these days is filled with inspiration on making the most of staying home. But here's the thing--working, parenting and homeschooling are hard. Throw in the anxiety of a pandemic, the difficulty of finding resources, new money…
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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.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources