Child & Adolescent Services

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104A Homestead Drive
Forest, VA 24551
434-316-0026 Fax: 434-316-0026
Brandi Creasy, LPC & Dan West, LPC: Directors
Home-based counseling services

Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (Krise-6)

Virginia Baptist Hospital
3300 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, Va. 24503
Acute inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment for adolescents five through seventeen. Medicaid and private insurance accepted.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia, Inc.

Post Office Box 2527
2901 Langhorne Road
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-0527
434-528-0400 Fax: 434-528-3234
Recruits, trains, matches, and supervises adult volunteers with children from predominantly single-parent families. Provides friendship, positive role models, advocacy, enrichment, activities, and enhances the psychosocial development of the child. Additional programs offered: Big Buddy School Mentoring Program and Court Involved Youth Program.

Bridges Child and Adolescent Treatment Center

693 Leesville Road
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
434-947-5700 Fax: 434-200-5700
John L. Hendrickson, MD: Medical Director
Gina Meadows, RN, MSN, APRN, BC: Director
For children and adolescents, ages six through seventeen, who need residential placement for severe emotional/behavioral disorders. Provides intensive treatment designed to lead the resident to a more optimal level of mental health and personal functioning. Supportive services include family, individual, and group therapy. Fully accredited school.

CASA of Central Virginia

Court Appointed Special Advocate Program
Main Office
PO Box 3062
Lynchburg, Va. 24503
434-528-2552 Fax: 434-528-2551
Allison Wingfield: Executive Director
Recruits and trains caring volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in court. Works toward the goal of a safe, permanent home for each child.
CASA / Bedford Office
PO Box 503
Bedford, Va. 24523
540-586-4932 Fax: 540-586-9315
CASA / Amherst Office
113 Taylor Street
Amherst, Va. 24521
434-528-2552 Fax: 434-528-2551

Central Virginia Community Services Child and Family Center

2215 Langhorne Rd.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
434- 948-4831
Central Virginia Community Services Child and Family Center
1085 Vista Park Dr.
Forest, VA 24551
434- 455-0030
Director for both sites: Sandy Bryant
Lynchburg Center provides:
* Access & Emergency Services- including Crisis Intervention 24 hours a day, seven days a week and Hospital Liaison Services
* Nursing/Psychiatric Services
* Specialized Outpatient Services (Psychosocial groups, Independent Living, Sexual Offender Groups, and Sexually Reactive Groups)
* Parent Center
* Case management
* Substance Abuse Services
* Part C & Project Daniel Early Intervention Services
* Home-Based Services
* Educational Support Services
* Prevention Programs
* Therapeutic Residential Care Services

Crisis Line of Central Virginia

Business Office
1900 Tate Springs Road, Suite 8
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Administration: 434-947-5921 Fax: 434-947-5501
Joyce Sachs: Executive Director
Confidential 24-hour telephone crisis intervention and referral service for the mental and physical well-being of all age groups in the Lynchburg area. Assists victims of sexual assault with crisis intervention, companion services and support groups. Provides prevention services through direct interaction, educational materials and presentations.

Crisis Line: 24/7

Crisis Line is dedicated to providing assistance and crisis intervention. We will support, refer, assist in prevention, and provide educational services to individuals seeking community information or help for their own or their family’s emotional, physical, and mental well being.
434-947-4357 (HELP)
Out of Area: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Sexual Assault Response Program: 24/7

SARP gives 24 hour face to face and help-line assistance to children, teens, and adults who have been sexually abused and/or assaulted. SARP is a major referral source for the criminal justice system, child protective services, forensics nurses, schools, and health care agencies. SARP offers direct victim assistance through an array of services from crisis intervention and advocacy during initial emergency room exams throughout treatment, court proceedings, support groups, and the overall recovery process. SARP also provides awareness and educational programs to area schools, businesses, allied professionals, and the general public.
Out of Area: 1-888-947-7273

Strategic Therapy Associates, Inc.

Berkley Holston, M.A.
Home Based Team Leader
108 Duncraig Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Home-based therapy: individual, couples and family therapy, assessments, advocacy, case management and crisis intervention services. Services specialize in resolving issues of abuse, delinquency, school problems oppositional/defiant behavior, emotional problems and addictions, Project Phoenix (Phoenix School: alternative school with supported assistance in the classroom; Project Phoenix: Therapeutic after school program designed to meet the needs of children with emotional and behavioral problems that affect their performance in school and in the community; Phoenix School Program: companions to assist kids in the classroom; Early Intervention Services: working with children ages 2-6 on school readiness skills and addressing specific treatment needs related to behavioral issues; Camp Phoenix: a Day Camp for children with emotional and behavioral problems, & Therapeutic Companion Services.
Accepts Medicaid
Teen Talk: 24/7
Teen Talk is a help-line that provides youth with a place to receive non-judgmental answers to serious questions or concerns. Included in these concerns are issues regarding suicide, abuse, sex, sexually transmitted diseases, drugs, pregnancy, violence, and other issues that affect the well being of teens.
Out of Area: 1-888-299-7277


M-F 3:00-6:00pm.
Chatterline is a telephone service for all children of elementary age. It is geared for children who are home alone after school and need someone to talk to, a listening ear, or assistance with homework assignments. Chatterline is also for emergencies or for children who just want a safe place to check in. It provides reassurance, support services, and if necessary emergency help to young children who need a friend. Except in emergencies, these calls are anonymous and confidential.
434-947-5437 (KIDS)
Out of Area: 1-888-670-5437

Child Care Link and Resource Center

Family Alliance
150 Lyndon Ave.
Lynchburg, Va. 24501
434-528-5437 Fax: 434-845-0840
The Child Care Link and Resource Center connects families, childcare providers, and companies to child care resources. We provide families with childcare referrals, provide free on-site childcare training, and consult with businesses concerning childcare policies. Our services are available to the families, childcare providers, and businesses of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell Counties and the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford. Parents: We'll design a customized list of child care providers that meet your schedule and needs!

Comprehensive Services For At Risk Youths & Families

c/o Dept. of Human Services/City of Lynchburg
99 9th Street
Lynchburg, Va. 24501
Adam Pavao: Program Coordinator
A web of local service agencies, public and private professionals and parent/child advocates who organize their time and resources in an effort to provide more coordinated, efficient and effective services to high-risk youth and their families.

Couples and Kids: A Counseling Center for Families

110 Vista Centre Drive
Forest, Va. 24551
434-316-9339 Fax: 434-316-7025
Norma S. White, LPC, LMFT: Director
Offers Group Programs: Healthy Divorce: For the Kids; Anger Management; Children's Groups; Parenting Education; Healthy Relationships; Domestic Violence; Drug and Alcohol Education.

Healthy Families of Central Virginia

c/o Family Alliance
2600 Memorial Avenue, Suite 201
Lynchburg, Va. 24501
434-845-0889 Fax: 434-845-3633
Dora Butler: Director
Provides information and connection to community resources in an effort to strengthen new families during pregnancy or within the first weeks of the birth of the first child. Provides intensive home visitation services to first-time parents who want and need additional support.

Kid's Haven: A Center for Grieving Children

PO Box 3508
Lynchburg, Va. 24503
434-845-4072 Fax: 434-845-5569
Molly Jenkins: Executive Director
Judi Harvey: Program Assistant
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Regularly scheduled sessions provide ongoing support for children grieving the death of a special person. Provide education on the unique needs of grieving children. Support groups are available at area High Schools.

Lynchburg Juvenile Detention Home

1400 Florida Avenue
Lynchburg, Va. 24501
Frank T. Currier: Superintendent
Secure custody and control of individuals entrusted to the home's care by various Juvenile Courts. Provides education, counseling, crisis intervention, recreation, arts and crafts.

Marriage Before the Carriage

c/o Family Alliance
2600 Memorial Ave., Suite 201
Lynchburg, Va. 24501
434-846-1052 ext. 261 Fax: 434-845-0840
A education-based program designed to encourage youth and young adults to wait until after marriage to have children. The program welcomes family members and youth to become involved in fun activities that promote the Marriage Before the Carriage message.

Miller Home of Lynchburg

2134 Westerly Drive
Lynchburg, Va. 24501
434-845-0241 Emergency: 434-384-8696
Stacy Garrett: Director
Care and guidance are provided within a supportive non-institutional environment which encourages each girl to grow and develop to her highest potential.

New Vistas School

520 Eldon Street
Lynchburg, Va. 24501
434-846-0301 Fax: 434-528-1004
Charlotte Morgan: Head of School
Lisa Thomas: Assistant Head of School
Alternative educational program for students with learning differences who are not succeeding in school. Each student has an individualized education program which combines academic courses with fine arts, recreation, and counseling services. Helps students make a successful re-entry into the educational mainstream.

Opportunity House

1517 Jackson Street
Lynchburg, Va. 24504
Linda L. Blass: Superintendent
Residential crisis/shelter care for males from the age of 12 to 17 years old. Supportive services are provided to the youth and his family.

Patrick Henry Boys Plantation

860 Red Hill Road
PO Box 1398
Brookneal, Va. 24528
Admissions: 434-376-6915
Administration: 434-376-2006
Fax: 434-376-3003
A Christian, residential care program focusing on prevention rather than treatment. Provides all the support components of a home. Community activities. Counseling available.

Patrick Henry Girls Home

1039 Brookneal Highway
Rustburg, Va. 24588
Admissions: 434-376-6915
Administration: 434-332-5959
Residential care facility for girls in need of placement outside their natural home. Preventive care, participation in church and community activities.

Presbyterian Home

150 Linden Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503
Laura Lyons: Program Manager
Enables dependent and/or neglected children and youth to reach responsible adulthood by providing a structured, supportive, and Christian program of short-term residential care and family counseling in order to reunite the natural family. Long-term residential care for those unable to be reunited with their natural families.

Rivermont School

c/o Virginia Baptist Hospital Mental Health Services
1350 Liggates Road
Lynchburg, Va. 24502
Lloyd Tannenbaum: Director
For emotionally/behaviorally disturbed students who have difficulty in a regular setting. Accredited.

Single Point of Entry (formerly Crossroads House)

405 Cabell Street
Lynchburg, Va. 24504
434-847-1696 Emergency: 434-444-0625
Dan Fallen: Program Manager
Short-term residential counseling facility for court ordered children & adolescents and their families; designed to help deal with problems and issues which have reached a critical point. Individual, family, group, after-care, and crisis intervention counseling; educational tutoring and recreational activities are components of treatment. Also offered: Outreach Detention Program (court ordered); Truancy Program (in cooperation with Lynchburg City Schools); Safe and Stable Families (in cooperation with the Department of Social Services).


150 Linden Avenue
Lynchburg, Va. 24503
434-847-1713 Fax: 434-847-1703
24 hour residential program for adolescent females; ages 12-18. Residents receive 24 hours of daily supervision, room and board, and referrals to medical, dental and psychological services. The girls receive individual, family and group counseling.

YWCA Mentoring Program

626 Church Street
Lynchburg, Va. 24504
Phone: 434-847-7751
fax: 434-528-3449
Terri Miller: contacts
A mentoring program for at-risk teenage girls, offered through area high schools. The goal of the program is to empower teenage girls to help themselves and others. Referrals through school counselors.