Counties of Goochland and Powhatan
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Counties of Goochland-Powhatan
Goochland-Powhatan Community Services (GPCS) serves adults, children, and family. We provide the following services:
- Crisis Intervention
- Substance Use Disorder Services
- Mental Health Services for Individuals, Families, and Groups
- Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
- Counseling and Rehabilitation to Individuals
- Prevention Services
- Community Based Education
If you need help or would like to learn more about the services available at GPCS, please call (804)556-5400 or (804) 598-2200.
Out of the Darkness Walk
Join our GPCS “Out Of the Darkness” Walking Team Location Deep Run Park in Richmond, VA’s West End On Saturday, October 14, 2017. Registration is at 8:00 am. The walk is from 9:00am to 12:00pm. See you there.
NAMI Virginia Walk
Join Us for the “NAMI Virginia Walk which is the largest and most successful mental health fundraising and awareness event in America! The walk date is Saturday, October 21, 2017. Registration is 10:00-11:00am at 3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 in Arlington, Va. Virginia House members will be helping tomake tie-dyed t-shirts for anyone who raises $20 or more for our team.
Team Goochland Powhatan
“Team Goochland Powhatan” at the Out of the Darkness Walk on September 19th, 2015.
Community members joined our CSB team to support suicide prevention.
GPCS donated $500 to the Out of the Darkness fund. Our team raised $373.00.
Proceeds went to funding for further research on suicide prevention.
Improving Community Health through Our Partnerships
Behavioral Health and Wellness
The Office of Behavioral Health and Wellness at Goochland Powhatan Community Services serves to reduce substance abuse and promote a healthy community through partnerships. Our role in partnering with other groups, agencies, and individuals includes:
1.) Participating in community task-forces and work groups related to suicide prevention,
substance abuse prevention, and mental health, and wellness.
2.) Providing Youth MHFA and Adult MHFA to groups of 10 or more.
3.) Using local data to understand how mental health issues and substance
abuse issues are affecting the population of Goochland and Powhatan Counties.
4.) Measuring the impact of resources, policies, and disparities in our
community so that we can enhance health in ways that are measurable.
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Get involved with the Rural Substance Abuse Awareness Coalition. RSAAC exists to inspire, equip, and educate the people of Goochland and Powhatan on the issues of substance abuse. Their vision is a community free from substance abuse. This group meets on the first Tuesdays of every month from 1-2:30 pm. Contact Robin Pentecost for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-556-5400.
Help others gain the skills to recognize and respond to mental health problems by hosting a Mental Health First Aid Training with a group of 10 to 30 participants.
We offer both the Adult and Youth Versions of this course free of charge.
Our job is to create partnerships within Goochland and Powhatan that work to make a safe, healthy, and resilient community. Preventing substance abuse and suicide are our most important priorities.
So, how do we do that?
First, we have to gather information that explains how substance abuse and emotional health problems are affecting our community. We can’t do this alone, so we rely upon the knowledge and skills of other groups and individuals who want to help.
Once we know the answers to questions such as the ones below, we can make a plan.
“What drugs are people in Goochland and Powhatan most likely to use?”,
“How old are people when they start using drugs?”
“How are people getting their hands on drugs in the first place?”
“What puts people at risk for suicide or drug use in Goochland and Powhatan?”
“What are the opportunities in our community that keep our youth engaged in a healthy life?”
Finding answers to these types of questions and creating a plan happens when we team up with our amazing community partners.
Goochland County Community Services Board has offices to serve residents in both Goochland and Powhatan Counties.
804-556-5400 (Goochland County)
804-598-2200 (Powhatan County)
For more information about the services that we provide,
check out our website at www.gpcsb.org