The Virginia Beach Community Services Board (VBCSB) is composed of citizens appointed by the Virginia Beach City Council. The Board’s primary responsibility is to review and evaluate the community-based mental health, substance abuse and developmental services delivery system. The VBCSB operates based on the roles and responsibilities as defined in 37.2-500 of the Code of Virginia. The VBCSB is one of 40 local CSB's or Behavioral Health Authorities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each is dedicated to promoting service accessibility and providing a continuum of care for persons with disabilities and chemical addiction. The VBCSB was established by the Virginia Beach City Council in 1970 and has earned a reputation for innovative programming and consumer and family involvement. Currently 15 persons serve on the Board. They may serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms or more than a total of three full three-year terms. One third of the appointments shall be identified as consumers or family members of consumers. Standing committees include:
All meetings are open to the public. Click here to view the online schedule.
If interested in becoming a part of the Community Services Board, fill out a Community Services Board application. Send the completed application to the Office of the City Clerk, 281 City Hall, Building 1, Municipal Center, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9005. The City Clerk will notify the Board Chair and hold the application on file until an opening becomes available.
Community based services are delivered by the City's Department of Human Services MHSA and DS Divisions. Services include emergency intake, prevention, outpatient treatment, day support, vocational opportunities, case management, and residential support. Services are provided in a climate of dignity and respect in promoting the goal of community integration of citizens with disabilities. Funding streams include: federal, state and local dollars; Medicaid; contractual fees; and client fees.