Nelson Smith, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and chief of staff Andrew Diefenthaler recently visited the psychosocial program Charterhouse, the Essex Counseling Center (both located in Tappahannock), and the Peer Resource Center (located in Warsaw), programs run by the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board. Smith was appointed to his post by Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
“We appreciated Commissioner Smith taking the time to travel to Tappahannock to learn more about the behavioral health services in this rural community,” said MPNN CSB Executive Director Linda Hodges. “The staff and the individuals for whom we provide services who met the commissioner found him highly engaged and most interested in learning more about MPNN CSB’s psychosocial services and peer recovery services (the two programs he visited).”
The Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board, founded in 1974, provides early intervention, ...
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