Classes & community events


Jan 21, 2020

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.

Feb 01, 2020

Social Event

Art Wellness Class

When?    1st Saturday of every month

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

February 1st  - Valentine Wreath    March 7th  - Painted Birdhouse    April 4th - Spring Floral Wreath

All materials are provided...see flyer for details

Feb 01, 2020

Educational Class

Children's Challenging Behaviors

A class for parents of children with mental health needs (ages 16 and under). During the six hour class you will learn: typical versus challenging behaviors and how to respond, who to call for help, community resources, special education, other educational supports, and parenting strategies.

When... Saturday, February 1st from 10am to 4pm.

Where... VB Strong Center. 3388 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach

Free class, registration is required.

For more info., contact Susannah at 757-214-2227.

Apr 04, 2020

Educational Class

Peer-To-Peer Class

A series of free, 8-session educational classes for adults with mental health conditions who want to better understand themselves and their recovery. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience. The classes include activities, discussions and informative videos.

When...  April 4th-May 23rd   1:30-3:30pm.

Where... Norview Fitness & Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Ave, Norfolk 23505

For registration, contact John Weaver at 757-622-1664  (leave a message if there is no answer)

Feb 03, 2020

Educational Class

Family-to-Family - Chesapeake

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.


When... Every Monday from February 3rd through April 20th.

Where... Harvest Assembly of God, 525 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Free class, registration is required:

For more info, contact Kay at 757-285-8362


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Feb 01, 2020

Social Group

Rainbow Ravens Art & Friends Group

​Rainbow Ravens Friends is a peer run social support group providing a friendly and accepting place for peers to share their artistic talents, or just enjoy the camaraderie.

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 14-24 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

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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