American Residential Treatment Association
www.artausa.org
An organization formed to promote and enhance residential mental health treatment.

ARC of Virginia
www.arcofva.org
A statewide advocacy organization working to create “A Life Like Yours” for people who have intellectual and related developmental disabilities.

GatewayHouse-Male-KitchenFamily Advocacy Creating Education And Services
www.facesva.org
A group that assists families affected by the devastating consequences of brain disorders.

Homeward
www.homewardva.org
Group whose mission is to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness by facilitating creative solutions through the collaboration, coordination, and cooperation of regional resources and services.

Legal Aid Society
www.vlas.org
An organization that provides free legal information, advice, and representation in civil cases to low-income families and individuals in Central, Southside, and Western Tidewater Virginia.

Mental Health America of Virginia
www.mhav.org
An organization promoting mental wellness in Virginia for everyone, every day and in times of crisis.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
www.nami.org
America’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI also provides easy-to-understand information about mental illnesses, mental health care, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

National Gains Center
www.gainscenter.samhsa.gov
A national location for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders in contact with the justice system.

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov
An agency whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure

Network of Care
www.networkofcare.org
A site that provides vital information to help link consumers to support groups and personal advocacy resources in the community. The site also provides a repository of evidence-based practices – successful, creative ways for communities to respond to their behavioral health needs.

One Community: The Olmstead Initiative
www.olmsteadva.com
An effort focused on creating community integration opportunities for Virginians with disabilities.

Pathways to Promise
www.pathways2promise.org
An interfaith technical assistance and resource center offering liturgical and educational materials, program models, and networking information to promote a caring ministry with people with mental illness and their families.

Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov

Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance
www.saaracenter.org
A community-based grassroots membership organization of individuals in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction, their families, friends, and committed community supporters.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov
An agency formed to provide national leadership to ensure the application of scientifically established findings and practice-based knowledge in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders; to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high-quality effective programs and services for people with, or at risk for these disorders, as well as for their families and communities; and to promote an improved state of mental health within the nation, as well as the rehabilitation of people with mental disorders.

Treatment Advocacy Center
www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org
A national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses.

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities
www.dbhds.virginia.gov
Virginia’s public mental health, intellectual disability, and substance abuse services system, comprised of 16 state facilities and 40 locally run community services boards, which serves children and adults who have or who are at risk of mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, intellectual disabilities, or substance use disorders.

Virginia Department of Health
www.vdh.state.va.us
A state agency whose mission is “To promote and protect the health of all Virginians.”

Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
www.vadrs.org
A group that collaborates with the public and private sectors to provide and advocate for the highest quality services that empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence, and full inclusion into society.

Virginia Department of Social Services
www.dss.virginia.gov
An agency that provides assistance to citizens of Virginia to help them triumph over poverty, abuse, and neglect, achieve self-sufficiency and shape strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities. The site provides information on VDSS programs, activities, and resources.

Virginia Office of Protection And Advocacy
www.vopa.state.va.us
A state agency that helps with disability-related problems like abuse, neglect, and discrimination.

Vocal Co-Op
www.vocalvirginia.org
A collective of peer-run, grassroots mental health programs in Virginia, designed, led, and governed by people who have been diagnosed with mental illness.