Serving youth ages 13 through 17

Services offered include:


Services begins with a comprehensive mental health and substance abuse evaluation to determine which services may be of most benefit to the teen and family members. Our licensed clinical staff conducts in-depth interviews with teens and family members to assess for areas of difficulty. Standardized screening/assessment instruments may also be used to determine service needs. We also offer urine drug screening and/or Breathalyzer testing as a measure of response to treatment for youth involved with substance abuse. Upon completion of the initial evaluation the teen may be referred to one or more of the following services:


Licensed therapists meet with the child and family on a regular basis to develop strategies to assist in managing the youth’s emotional and behavioral difficulties. Our staff is trained to address multiple issues facing teens in our care. We address mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and others. Youth who need evaluation for medication and follow-up monitoring are referred to our staff psychiatrist specializing in working with children and adolescents or to a child psychiatrist in the community.


For over 15 years, the Pathways Program has served Henrico youth who experience substance abuse disorders. Teens increase awareness of the impact of their drug use, and parents find out ways to motivate and support their teens toward abstinence. Group sessions are held three times a week and parental participation with the teen is required in one group session weekly for a minimum of 12 weeks. Additional individual and/or family session may be scheduled, as needed.


A gender-specific treatment group for female teens who experience problems with substance abuse and trauma is also offered. This group meets weekly over a 12-week cycle.


The Outreach Program provides gender-specific support groups for males and females, mentoring, job readiness and employment support, recreational activities, cultural enrichment, and referral for high risk youth in need of community-based services. Teens may also meet individually with mentors to discuss issues and establish positive, achievable goals.