REACH is designed to meet the crisis support needs of individuals who have a developmental disability and are experiencing crisis events which put them at risk for homelessness, incarceration, hospitalization, and/or danger to self or others. REACH offers an additional layer of support to Emergency Services, the state hospital system, and caregivers who work most closely with individuals with a developmental disability (DD).
REACH serves a target population of children and adults with co-occurring diagnoses of developmental disability and behavioral health needs. REACH services enhance local capacity and provide collaborative, cost-effective support to individuals and their families through exemplary clinical services, education, accessing/linking supports, mentoring, and training. REACH programs are work with other agencies and families and are committed to finding ways to serve all individuals with DD who are at risk for a behavioral or mental health crisis.
The REACH programs offer crisis prevention and crisis response services. Additionally to increase the skills of those who support individuals with developmental disabilities, the program offers training on various topics in many locations throughout the state.REACH’s Philosophy:Individuals with developmental disabilities shall be supported with services that allow the individual to live the most inclusive life possible in his/her community which includes access to appropriate and effective crisis stabilization, intervention, and prevention services including mental health treatment services when indicated.
Easterseals UCP operates two REACH programs located in the Northern and Western Regions of Virginia. Please click on one of the link’s below to learn more!Crisis and Referral Lines:Northern Virginia 855-897-8278Western Virginia 855-917-8278
For VA REACH Children's Services: 888-908-0486 (Region 1)
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