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RACSB To Hold Annual Open House
The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) will host a series of open house events at their five outpatient clinics beginning Oct. 18.
The events are an opportunity for RACSB to provide local and state elected officials as well as community members with an update on the community-based mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse, prevention and early intervention services offered by RACSB said a press release from the organization.
Spokeswoman for RACSB We’re holding the clinic open house events as an opportunity for the local legislators to receive an update on the services provided in their locality. It’s also a chance for community partners as well as individuals from the community to visit the clinic and learn more about the services provided by RACSB.
At each of the open house events, they will debut a new video which provides an overview of their services, highlights accomplishments from the past year and introduces priorities for the coming year. There will also be speakers at the events. Mahlon Johnson, Veteran Peer Specialist, will speak at the Spotsylvania and Stafford County events.
Someone from RACSB will discuss the VACSB legislative priorities that most impact the area.
Wagaman said the target audience for the open house is legislators and community partners but it’s open to anyone in the community who has an interest in learning more about RACSB and community-based services for individuals with behavioral health challenges and an intellectual disability.
RACSB will also recognize three individuals for their volunteer efforts in the areas of mental health, Brian Jackson; intellectual disability, Martha Weston; and substance abuse, Mark Jones.
RACSB is an agency of local government and receives funding support from each of the local governments in Planning District 16.
“We hope people will learn more about RACSB – we’re a valuable asset to the community,” said Wagaman. “RACSB provides quality services that are valued by the individuals served and their families. RACSB is a first-responder to mental health emergencies. RACSB is a good neighbor. We operate more than 30 facilities. RACSB is one of the largest employers in the area.”
They employ over 450 people.
The events will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Thursday, October 18 at the Spotsylvania County Clinic, Edith O. Fleming Building, 7424 Brock Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553
- Tuesday, October 23 at the Caroline County Clinic, Patricia K. Spaulding Building, 19254 Rogers Clark Blvd., Ruther Glen, VA 22546
- Wednesday, October 24 at the Fredericksburg Clinic, Ronald W. Branscome Building, 600 Jackson St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
- Monday, October 29 at the Stafford County Clinic, Charles A. Cooper Building, 15 Hope Rd., Stafford, VA 22554
- Wednesday, November 7 at the King George County Clinic, Marie O. Kunlo Building, 8479 St. Anthony’s Rd., King George, VA 22485
To learn more about RACSB, go to: www.racsb.state.va.us.