REACH – Children’s Services
24|7 CRISIS & REFERRAL LINE – 1-833-968-1800
REACH Child Crisis Services is a program to support individuals with developmental disabilities who are at risk of crisis due to challenging behavioral health needs which are negatively affecting their quality of life.
REACH emphasizes the PREVENTION of crisis situations. Through education, support, and planning REACH can assist in:
- Allowing individuals to remain with family
- Decreasing hospitalizations and incarcerations
- Increasing community participation
- Creating a continuum of care across all systems of support
- Helping individuals live successful and healthy lives
Individuals may seek assistance for themselves or referrals may be made by hospital staff, Emergency Services, families, case managers & support coordinators, or other natural supports in a person’s life. REACH services are available for adults and children.
Who Should Be Referred?
Examples of individuals who might be referred for REACH services include someone who:
- Is at risk of losing their home or school placement due to behavioral concerns
- Has a history of complex medical, behavioral, and/or trauma-related issues
- Has exhibited a significant deterioration in functioning over the past 3 months
- Has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital or training center in the past 3 months
- Has exhibited behavior that resulted in contact with law enforcement or jail
Services are most effective when everyone involved in care and treatment actively participate in decision-making.
REACH staff provide home-based/community-based support services to assist individuals in maintaining stability in their current environment. By assessing needs and creating an Individualized Crisis Education and Prevention Plan (CEPP) and educating and training caregivers, REACH works to prevent crisis and potential out-of-home placement. Services may include outpatient psychotherapy and psychiatric & behavioral consultation.
REACH staff also provide training and education to the larger community.
The REACH crisis team provides 24|7 crisis response and consultation. Once the immediate crisis is resolved, the REACH team continue to work with the individual and his/her support system with the goal of reducing the likelihood of hospitalization.
Brief community based crisis stabilization services are provided for children across a variety of natural environments for up to 15 days per crisis event. Brief residential crisis stabilization services may be provided in our Crisis Therapeutic Homes (CTHs) located in Chester, VA when appropriate.
Central Region REACH
Central Region REACH provides services to people living in Chesterfield County, Crossroads Area, District 19, Goochland/Powhatan, Henrico County, Hanover County, Richmond City, Southside Area.
3700 Festival Park Plaza
Chester, VA 23831