Valley Community Outreach

   Valley Community Outreach (VCO) was established to financially enhance and sustain the programs of Valley Community Services Board (VCSB) in service of persons with mental health and substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities.

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Why?

According to the Augusta Health 2022 Community Health Survey:

  • 28.6% of adults in Augusta County have been diagnosed with depression, and
  • the suicide rate is 22.7 per 100,000 persons - higher than both Virginia (13.4) and the United States (13.9)
  • 39.5% of respondents reported that their lives were negatively impacted to some degree by substance abuse (either by self or someone else)

How?

Ten-month old Julie is not rolling over or trying to crawl. An occupational therapist visits her home and shows her parents ways to play with Julie that encourage her mobility.

Educational supplies for in-home occupational therapy: $


Mary needs one-on-one counseling to deal with the recent death of her mom. She attends sessions with a licensed counselor in the VCSB office.

One hour of therapy: $


Mark is a Veteran with PTSD who found permanent housing through the PATH program.

One month of rental assistance: $

For whom?

  • Citizens of Augusta and Highland counties and the cities of Staunton and Harrisonburg
  • Persons with mental health and substance use disorders, as well as those with developmental disabilities.
  • Youth who need outpatient counseling and their families who are best served in the child's school
  • Infants and toddlers up to age 3 needing services in audiology, occupational, speech or physical therapies and more
  • Adults with developmental disabilities who can live with a sponsor or an intermediate care facility
  • Persons in a mental health crisis or considering suicide who need emergency services
  • Persons in the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened or DeafBlind community in need of mental health or substance use services
  • Persons in search of recovery from substance use disorders
  • Individuals with mental illnesses needing assistance to transition from homelessness to permanent housing

(This is not a comprehensive list.)

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