Virginia Support Services is a State Licensed Mental Health Skill-Building Service program that provides behavioral and mental health training and support services to individuals with mental, behavioral, or emotional impairments in major life activities by supporting an individual’s level of functioning and promoting his/her autonomy. The program offers supportive services to individuals and families in their homes and communities. Clinicians assist with training the individual to understand and cope with the challenges of having a mental, behavioral, or emotional disability. Virginia Support Services, P.C. is committed to providing unconditional support to individuals through flexible, timely, and non-intrusive services. Individuals are supported until they no longer need or desire services. Services are built around the individual’s preferences, choices, values, strengths, and the natural support system of the family and community.
Mental Health Peer Support Services for adults are person centered, strength-based, and recovery oriented rehabilitative service for members 21 years or older provided by a PRS successful in the recovery process with lived experience with mental health, substance use disorders, or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who is trained to offer support and assistance in helping others in recovery to reduce the disabling effects of a mental health or substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder that is the focus of support. Services assist the member develop and maintain a path to recovery, resiliency, and wellness. Specific peer support service activities shall emphasize the acquisition, development, and enhancement of recovery, resiliency, and wellness. Services are designed to promote empowerment, self-determination, understanding, and coping skills through mentoring and service coordination supports, as well as to assist members in achieving positive coping mechanisms for the stressors and barriers encountered when recovering from their illness or disorder.