Employment or meaningful activity is as important for everyone. The CSB's Employment and Day Services provide multiple levels of supported employment and day support services for people with developmental disabilities, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders.
The CSB coordinates with many partners (including the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and many others), private businesses, and nonprofit community organizations to provide these services.
- Employment services may include assistance with résumés, cover letters and job applications which may lead to job placement (which for some individuals may be in a group or facility-based setting), employment service coordination and supported education services for people with disabilities or who are in recovery. Depending on an individual’s needs, various levels of ongoing support can be provided. Find out more about the Supported Employment program.
- Self-Directed Services help people with developmental disabilities develop important vocational and life skills through activities they choose.
- Day support services are day activities that may include enhancing personal activities of daily living, developing pre-vocational skills, medical care, behavioral interventions, socialization, communication, fine and gross motor skills, daily and community living skills, and possibly limited remunerative employment.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation services provide life skills development support and services for individuals with mental illness or co-occurring illnesses or diagnoses during periods of transition. Services include psycho-educational groups, social skills training, services for individuals with co‐occurring disorders, relapse prevention, training in problem solving and independent living skills, health literacy, pre‐vocational services and community integration. Services are available in a small, directly-operated program or through contract with private providers. CSB contracts with community partners to provide psychosocial rehabilitation services to individuals who have limited social skills, have challenges establishing and maintaining relationships, and need help with basic daily living activities.
- Turning Point provides coordinated services for young people having or at risk of a first psychotic episode.
To find out about these services, please speak to your case manager or support coordinator.