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Behavioral Health Services Division

Bill Cook, Director of Behavioral Health Services

434.799.0456, Ext. 3077

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

e-mail:  bcook@dpcs.org

Welcome to the Behavioral Health Services Division

The Behavioral Health Services Division is dedicated to delivering quality mental health and substance abuse care through a variety of programs and services aimed at empowering the individual to improve their quality of life.  It is the mission of the Behavioral Health Services Division to provide comprehensive diagnostics, treatment, prevention, and community education services to the individuals of the catchment area.

 

The orientation of the Behavioral Health Services Division is to utilize its resources in ways that are responsive to a variety of community behavioral health needs and to allow for a wide provision of services to individuals across the life span.  Individuals are assisted with accessing services which are outside the scope of the Behavioral Health Services Division.

 

The Behavioral Health Services Division provides a continuum of services from short-term therapy, child and adolescent therapy which includes 24-hour emergency crisis intervention services, psychiatric evaluation and medication treatment, through case management, psychosocial rehabilitation, as well as housing and employment assistance for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness, substance use disorder, or a co-occurrence of disorders.  This well organized, highly integrated delivery system serves to maximize continuity of care to its individuals.  Services provided are based on the belief that treatment is individual driven and implemented in the least restrictive manner available.  All behavioral health services offered adhere to professionally accepted standards and practices and are continuously monitored by the Behavioral Health Services Division's quality assurance procedures.

 

The Behavioral Health Services Division offers services to any resident of Danville and Pittsylvania County regardless of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, sexual preference, national origin, or political affiliation.

 

The Behavioral Health Services Division offers the services listed below.  For more information, click on the service of interest.

 

Intensive Community Services | Adult Clinical Services

Child and Family Services | Support Services

Facts about Drugs

 

Intensive Community Services Programs

Laurie Gambardella, LPC, Director of Intensive Community Services

434.799.0456, Ext. 3035

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

e-mail:  lgambardella@dpcs.org

 

Intensive Community Services Programs for adults consist of rehabilitation services, psychiatric services, community living services, and supports to individuals with long-term mental disabilities, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders.  The goal of Intensive Community Services is to maximize each individual's potential for independence, improved quality of life, and optimum level of functioning.

 

Psychosocial Rehabilitation | Supportive Employment | Mental Health Support Services

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

Case Management Services | Oral Healthcare Access Program |Postpartum Assessment Program

 

 

 


Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Harmony House

434.791.2911

515 Rison Street

Danville, VA 24541

 

 

Provides day support services for seriously mentally ill adults.  Opportunities are available for participants to enhance social and daily living skills in a supportive environment.

 

Supportive Employment

434.791.2911

515 Rison Street

Danville, VA 24541

 

Located at Harmony House, the Supportive Employment Program provides vocational training and work opportunities in a dedicated and structured program that includes paid work for participating individuals through various "contracts" and "for hire" opportunities on the "work crew."  The program also provides training, assistance with obtaining a job, and job coaching for those individuals desiring competitive employment in the community.

 

Mental Health Support Services

434.791.2911

515 Rison Street

Danville, VA 24541

 

Provides education to service recipients through individualized rehabilitation and support plans designed to assist them to develop, and build upon, existing skills that will enable them to live independently in the community.  Skill building areas include health and well-being, money management, cooking, shopping, transportation, socialization and safety.

 

 

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

434.791.4685

159 Deer Run Road

Danville, VA 24540

 

Individualized community-based treatment, rehabilitation, and supports designed to meet the needs of adults with serious mental illness who often require 24-hour service availability to avoid hospitalization.  Complete wrap-around services include intensive case management, psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, medication prescription, administration and monitoring, substance abuse services, counseling, vocational counseling, and life skills training.

 

Case Management Services

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

434.793.4931

 

Case Management provides a variety of community-based services designed to respond to the unique needs of individuals with serious mental illness, substance abuse or dependence, or a combination of the two.  Services are designed to link individuals with resources in order to promote community integration and independence while promoting self-determination and recovery.  Progress and stability are monitored and coordination of services provided.

 

The Case Management unit also employs a Resource Specialist for the VA Wounded Warrior Program. Please visit www.nwvawoundedwarrior.org.

 

Oral Healthcare Access Program

245 Hairston Street
Danville, Virginia 24540
434.799.0456

 

In collaboration with the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County and Danville Regional Dental Society, this program provides funding for some high-need, low-income adults with behavioral health disorders to receive care for untreated oral disease. Case managers coordinate dental services for individuals identified as without resources to pay for oral healthcare. This grant program ensures dentists receive reimbursement for services, ensures appointments are kept, reduces transportation barriers to appointments, and reduces use of the hospital Emergency Department for dental care.

 

 

Postpartum Assessment Program

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

434.793.4931

 

Specialized services for postpartum substance abusing women, their infants, and families.  Consists of Behavioral Health Services, Intellectual Disability Services, and Prevention Services staff members providing appropriate education, parenting, networking support services, and hands-on group and individual assistance to pregnant and postpartum women, their babies, and their families.  The infants may become consumers of the Infant Care Program.  The most important goal of the Postpartum Assessment Program is to help women and infants obtain medical, social, and emotional care to assist in their recovery. 

 

 

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Adult Clinical Services

Sandy Stephenson, LPC, Director of Adult Clinical Services

434.793.4931, Ext. 3100

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

e-mail:  sstephenson@dpcs.org

 

The Adult Clinical Services programs provide individuals with crisis response, assessment services, time-limited therapeutic services and supportive community living services.  Persons with substance abuse or substance abuse and co-occuring behavioral health issues can receive a comprehensive assessment to determine their service needs and be referred to the services that best meet those needs.  Services are designed to aid individuals in achieving their highest possible level of recovery.

 

For crisis intervention, for an initial appointment to determine which of our services may be appropriate for you, or for referral information, you may come to 245 Hairston Street between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or call 434.793.4922.

 

Emergency Services

Adult Jail Assessment & Counseling Services | Outpatient Counseling Services | Psychiatric Services 

  Piney Ridge Apartment Program | Foundation House

 


Emergency Services

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

434.793.4922     Toll Free:  877.793.4922

 

24-hour crisis intervention, counseling and referral, brief counseling, pre-admission screening for state hospitalization, court liaison for involuntary commitment procedure, walk-in assessment and referral services.

 

 

Emergency Phone Contacts

Emergency Custody Order Information

 

 

Jail Assessment & Counseling Services

Assessment and Brief counseling provided on-site to inmates of the local jail, as well as consultation to the correctional facilities' staff on an as-needed basis.

 

Outpatient Counseling Services

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

434.793.4931

 

This service is for adults experiencing problems and disruption in their lives due to mental illness and/or substance abuse.  Services include group counseling; case management; crisis intervention; psychiatric evaluation; and medication management.

 

Psychiatric Services

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

434.793.4931

 

This service is for individuals enrolled in services at Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services who are experiencing difficulties related to substance abuse or substance abuse and co-occurring behavioral health issues that can effectively be treated through use of psychiatric medication. The medical staff provides therapeutic medication management including psychiatric evaluations, medication administration, and Community Resource Pharmacy medication delivery.  Medication services are provided as an enhancement to other agency services.

 

 

Piney Ridge Apartment Program

434.836.5710

233 Rocky Lane

Danville, VA 24540

 

Services at Piney Ridge Apartments are designed to meet the independent housing needs of adults who have serious mental illness.  These are individuals who have had difficulty living independently and who can benefit from the availability of 24-hour on-site supervision.  The goal of this program is to promote increased self-reliance and potential for the individual to progress to a less supervised setting.

 

 

Residential Crisis Stabilization
Foundation House

434.799.2477

136 West Main Street

Danville, VA  24541

Residential Crisis Stabilization (RCS) is designed to provide short-term, intensive treatment to individuals 18 years or older who require multidisciplinary treatment in order to stabilize acute psychiatric crisis and prevent admission to a psychiatric inpatient unit.  Individuals receiving services are provided with case management, therapy and psychiatric care to meet their unique needs.  RCS provides a safe, less restrictive, and supportive alternative to inpatient care 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for persons experiencing serious distress and impairment due to a mental health crisis.  A certified pre-screener assesses all referrals prior to admission and acceptance into the program

 

 

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Child and Family Services

Cindy Lovell, M.Ed., LPC, Director of Child and Family Services

434.799.0456, Ext. 3115

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

e-mail:  clovell@dpcs.org

 

Child and Family Services provide services to children up to age 18 with emotional and/or behavioral disturbances due to mental health or substance abuse issues. These services include outpatient counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and support services for adolescents. In addition, assistance is provided to youth in the juvenile detention center, as well as to other off-site agencies.

For an initial appointment to determine if one of these services may be appropriate for your child, or for referral information, you can come to 245 Hairston Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or call 434-793-4931.

 

 

Emergency Services | Outpatient Counseling Services | Psychiatric Services 

Case Management Services

Mental Health Support Services for Adolescents | Juvenile Detention Home Services

Intensive Care Coordination | Specialized Outreach Services | School Services

Information on Assessments for Children's Services (VICAP)

 


Emergency Services

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

434.793.4922     Toll Free:  877.793.4922

 

24-hour crisis intervention counseling and referral, brief counseling, pre-admission screening for state hospitalization, court liaison for involuntary commitment procedure, walk-in assessment and referral services.

 

 

Emergency Phone Contacts

Emergency Custody Order Information

 

 

Outpatient Counseling Services

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

434.793.4931

 

This service is for children and families experiencing problems and disruption in their lives due to emotional disturbance, mental illness or substance abuse.  Services include individual, family, and group counseling as well as play therapy.

 

Psychiatric Services

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

434.793.4931

 

This service is for individuals receiving services from Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services who are experiencing disruption in their lives due to emotional disturbance, mental illness or substance abuse.  Psychiatric services are provided through the use of telemedicine.

 

Case Management Services

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

434.793.4931

 

Case Management Services are designed to assist children and their family/caregivers to access needed medical, psychiatric, social, educational, vocational, and other supports essential to meeting basic needs. Services provided include assessment and planning services, linking to services and supports, assisting in locating, developing and obtaining services and resources and coordinating services and service planning with other agencies and providers. These services are available to children who have been determined to be Seriously Emotionally Disturbed or at risk for Serious Emotional Disturbance.

 

Mental Health Support Services for Adolescents

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

434.793.4931

 

This service provides one-to-one assistance to children and adolescents, aged 15 to 18 years, who meet criteria for Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).  Mental Health Support Services assist older teens in maintaining stability in their home and community by providing skills training such as independent living skills, anger management skills, impulse control, and social skills.

 

Juvenile Detention Home Services

603 Colquhoun Street

Danville, VA 24541

434.799.5295

 

Case Management and Counseling services are provided, on site, to juveniles detained at W.W. Moore, Jr. Juvenile Detention Home.  Services include assessment, individual and family counseling, linking with community services upon release, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, and staff training and education.

 

Intensive Care Coordination

 

Intensive Care Coordination provides intensive case management to children and adolescents referred by the Family Assessment and Services Team due to being at risk of entering or currently placed in a residential facility. Services include comprehensive strength-based assessments; identifying appropriate services and implementing plans of care; coordinating service delivery; evaluating provider quality and providing on-site skills.

 

Specialized Outreach Services

 

Provides off-site outreach services to City and County; Juvenile Court Systems, School Health Departments, Social Services Bureaus and the Juvenile Detention Home.  Services include basic and intensive substance abuse counseling and education and case management.

 

School Services

 

Includes outreach counseling and case management services to referred young people having direct or indirect family concerns that could lead to substance use/abuse and manifest in inappropriate personal or school behavior.  Pittsylvania County Public School personnel refer students.

 

 

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Support Services

Cristi Aaron, AAS, Director of Business and Financial Services

434.799.0456, Ext. 3002

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

e-mail:  caaron@dpcs.org

 

The Support Staff of Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services' Behavioral Health Services Division is comprised of nine Secretaries, a Benefits Coordinator, an Office Manager, an Administrative Assistant, and the Director of Business & Financial Services.

 

The Support Staff is usually the first contact an individual has when inquiring/seeking services from the Behavioral Health Services Division.  Staff greet and direct all consumers and visitors in a friendly and professional manner.  The Support Staff provides the following services for the Behavioral Health Services Division:

  • Receptionist duties

  • Appointment scheduling

  • Emergency Services support

  • Data entry

  • Transcription

  • Assisted intake support

  • Financial assessment services

  • Report processing

  • Budgeting

  • Monitoring the Behavioral Health Services Division's financial status

The Support Staff works closely with staff from other units within the Behavioral  Health Services Division, as well as other Divisions within the Agency, to ensure that consumers and visitors to the Agency receive quality services in a timely manner.

 

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