Classes & community events


Nov 12, 2019

Community Program

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources: What’s Available in Your Area

Do you sometimes feel confused when trying to get help with a mental health situation? Our community program features information about available mental health services and resources in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach from people in the know. We'll also look at 2020 for any changes and new programs.

When...?   Tuesday, November 12th, 2019. Light Dinner at 5:30pm. Program from 6-8pm.
Where...?   Thalia United Methodist Church 4321 Virginia Beach Blvd, Va. Beach.

Featured Panelists:

Sarah Paige Fuller - Executive Director, Norfolk Community Services Board

Joe Scislowicz - Executive Director, Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Elaine Breathwaite - Executive Director, Portsmouth Behavioral Healthcare Services

Angela Hicks - Virginia Beach Behavioral Health Department

& Roseann Foggin, from the new VB Strong Center

Question and answer session to follow panel presentations. 


This is a free event and open to the public. Registration is not required, but appreciated by using this link to register on Eventbrite: 


A non-perishable item for Thalia United Methodist’s food pantry would be appreciated.

Nov 19, 2019

Social Event

Llama Social Club

Drop in and socialize! 


When?    Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm-8:00pm

Where?   The Beacon House - 3808 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach

Bring a game to play, a craft to do or share, a snack for yourself or others. No specific activities planned - this time is yours. Movies will sometimes be shown, snacks available for purchase.

Jan 13, 2020

Educational Class


A series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members, partners and significant others understand and support individuals living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.

Free class, registration is required:

For more info, contact John and Vonia at 757-286-7051


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Support Group & Workshop

Reentry Out

A supportive program for people coming out of the correctional system. This program offers free peer support groups, workshops from various community agencies, and connections to local resources.

When... Every Thursday evening, 6pm-8pm.

Where... Enoch Family Life Center. 5685 Herbert Moore Road, Virginia Beach 23462.

Free to all! 

Educational Seminar

Help Me Understand!

A brief and informative educational seminar for family members and friends who care or support someone living with mental illness by the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division Office of Consumer and Family Affairs.

Seminar Topics Include: Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Childhood Anxiety and Trauma, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and PTSD.

WHERE... 297 Independence Boulevard Pembroke 6, Suite 212 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

WHEN... Click the link for the various dates!

Seminars are free but seating is limited – registration is required. Call 757-385-0802 to register.


Help Me Understand seminars are appropriate for adults only. The seminars are for family members and friends providing care or support, not individuals living with mental illness.

Social Group


S.L.A.M. (Share Learn Aspire Mentor) is a youth and young adult social group. This group is for teens & young adults, ages 16-24 who have experience in one or more of the following systems: mental health, foster care, special education, substance abuse/recovery, juvenile justice, child welfare.

This group is to socialize and connect! All stories and experiences shared will be confidential. Snacks and refreshments will be offered. Free to attend!

Third Thursday of every month, 6-8 pm

Chalice Christian Church, 5612 Haden Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455


To inquire about the group and/or register, contact Devitta at (757) 559-1764 or

Nov 21, 2019

Film Screeing

Heroin: The Hardest Hit

A powerful documentary focused on the heroin and prescription drug epidemic and its effects on Virginians.

When...?     Thursday, November 21st, 6-8pm

Where...?     South Norfolk Community Center, 1217 Godwin Ave., Chesapeake, VA 23324

Register at

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Download Virginia Beach mental health services directory (PDF)

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous

To find local meetings, call (757) 490-3980


AL-ANON – Alcoholics Anonymous Family Groups

To find local meetings, call (757) 490-3980


City Care - Regeneration (Recovery Support Group)

Faith-based support group

WAVE Church, 1000 N. Great Neck Road

For more information, call 757-481-5005


Depression / Bipolar Support Alliance

To find local meetings, go to


Emotions Anonymous

To find local meetings, go to


Friends & Family Education

For friends and family of people who have substance addiction

To register, call Virginia Beach Office of Consumer and Family Affairs 



Family & Friends Support Group

Meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in 2nd floor conference room at

Spring Branch Community Church

For more information,

call Nan Reynolds at 757-227-5019 or email at


NA – Narcotics Anonymous

To find local meetings, call 1-866-972-5055


NAR-ANON – Narcotics Anonymous Family Groups

To find local meetings, call 1-800-477-6291

24 Hour Crisis Center 757-622-1126


Recovery for Life

Faith-based 12-step meetings

To find meetings, call 757-456-0093 or vist

Single Mothers Grants

For financially disadvantaged families with finding assistance programs. Lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, mortgage, rent, medication, education and medical bills.

Still Standing: Surviving Suicide Support Group

Spring Branch Community Church 

1500 N. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454 

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7pm - 9pm.

New participants register at 6:30pm

For more information, call 757-464-9289


WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Place)

Wellness and recovery education for people who have mental illness, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders

To register, call Virginia Beach Office of Consumer and Family Affairs