Goochland-Powhatan Community Services Board

Regular Meetings
  • 6 p.m.
  • The 1st Monday of every month
  • Location: Rotates on a regular basis between Goochland and Powhatan
  • Open to the public
Members
The Goochland-Powhatan Community Services Board of Directors is composed of 10 citizens with 5 members each being appointed by the local Board of Supervisors of Goochland and Powhatan. The 5 appointees should be representatives from:
  • Business
  • Consumers
  • Government
  • Interested citizens
Term
The term is 3 years and members can be reappointed twice after the initial appointment, totaling three 3-year terms. If appointed to fill someone’s vacancy mid-term, a member can still be eligible to serve 3 complete terms after that initial term. All terms expire June 30, as determined by the appointing authorities.

Responsibilities
  • The Board has the responsibility of planning for, establishing, developing and reviewing the mental health, mental retardation, drug and alcohol programs of the counties.
  •  The Board reviews and approves its program budgets on an annual basis and obtains approval and funding for its programs from local and state governments.
  • The Board directly operates all of its programs. It sets program policies and monitors and evaluates programs on a regular basis. (Reference § 37.2-500-37.2-512 - Code of Virginia)
Mission
The mission of this Board is to:
  • Allow community services to be developed on the local level so that the Board can best meet the specific needs of each locality
  • Promote and enhance the quality of life through innovative, comprehensive services to all residents and the greater community of Goochland and Powhatan counties
  • Provide a continuum of community based education, prevention, crisis intervention, counseling and rehabilitation to individuals, families and groups in need of mental health, mental retardation and/or substance abuse services
Services
The Goochland-Powhatan Community Services Board provides mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services to the citizens of Powhatan and Goochland counties.

Mental Health & Substance Abuse
The mental health and substance abuse services include:
  • Case management
  • Day support
  • Early intervention
  • Emergency services
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Prevention
Mental Retardation
The mental retardation services include:
  • Case management
  • Parent-infant education programs
  • Supported residential services
Monacan Services
Monacan Services is also available for center-based day support and supported employment.

Funding
The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Sciences may provide funds, on a matching basis, to localities for the purpose of providing services that include program planning, service delivery and evaluation.

Compensation

Members are compensated $50 per month for each meeting attended.