The Virginia Beach Community Services Board’s (VBCSB) primary responsibility is to review and evaluate the community-based mental health, substance abuse and, developmental services delivery system. The board is composed of residents appointed by the Virginia Beach City Council. 

The VBCSB operates based on the roles and responsibilities as defined in 37.2-500 of the Code of Virginia

The VBCSB is one of 40 local CSB's, or Behavioral Health Authorities, throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each is dedicated to promoting service accessibility and providing a continuum of care for persons with disabilities and chemical addiction. 

The VBCSB was established by the Virginia Beach City Council in 1970 and has earned a reputation for innovative programming and consumer & family involvement. 

One-third of the appointments shall be identified as consumers or family members of consumers. Standing committees include:

  • Executive Committee
  • Behavioral Health Committee
  • Developmental Services Committee

If you are interested in serving on the VBCSB and would like to submit an application, please submit a Talent Bank Application

All meetings are open to the public. Please see the schedule below for upcoming meeting dates.

Community-based services are delivered by the City's Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities Divisions. Services include emergency intake, prevention, outpatient treatment, day support, vocational opportunities, case management and residential support. 

Services are provided in a climate of dignity and respect in promoting the goal of community integration of residents with disabilities. Funding streams include federal, state and local dollars; Medicaid; contractual fees;​ and client fees.​