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Access and Adult Clinical Services
(Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Outpatient and Substance Abuse Residential Services)

The primary focus of the Center for Access and Adult Clincal services  is to provide a central point of entry to services for persons with addiction, mental health, and intellectual disability needs. As the front door to the agency, we work to assure that individuals served have access to appropriate services.  Additionally, we recognize there are many facets of mental health and substance use recovery.  We therefore offer a wide variety of services to address these issues.  We respond to individuals in seeking support in their recovery with services ranging from individual and group therapies to acupuncture and educational classes.

To access services, please call 434-972-1800.


Director: vacant
Location: 800 Preston Avenue
Charlottesville, VA

Program of Services: This service provides screening and referral for services in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Individuals Served:This office serves Individuals needing to access Region Ten services.

Program Hours of Operation:Monday - Thurdsay 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 am -5:00 p.m. After hour appointments may be available upon request. (Closed holidays/weekends).

Access to Services: Call (434) 972-1800

Payment for Services Payment information will be provided at time of initial phone contact.

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Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling

Director: vacant
Location: 800 Preston Avenue
Charlottesville, VA

Program Description:  Adult Clinical Services embraces integrated substance use and mental health person centered treatment to help individuals develop skills and confidence to meet daily living needs as they experience incremental successes through stages of personal change.  We provide both individual and group therapy. ( Bilingual services are available)

Individuals Served:  Adults with mental health and /or substance use disorder ages 18 y/o up.

Program Hours of Operation:  M-F 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Evidence Based Information:  We use well researched and proven treatment including  Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, Motivation Enhancement Therapy, IDDT ( Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment) DBT Skills( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), psycho education, Seeking Safety, Anger Management, and Family Systems.

Payment for Services:  We accept most insurances, including Medicare, Medicaid and other third party payers.  We provide a sliding scale for individuals for those who do not have insurance. Payment is due at time of service.

Access Department:  A central point of entry to Region Ten Adult Services where, upon completion of a comprehensive clinical assessment, eligibility and service needs are determined. The complete Intake Evaluation cost $128.00 but a sliding fee schedule is available with a minimum payment of $15.00. Payment is required at time of appointment.

Individual Therapy:  We provide individual therapy as available.  The typical “episode of care”  is 10-12 sessions with a licensed and credentialed therapist.  Clear and achievable short term goals are developed and are the focus of treatment.

Groups Available:

Acupuncture:  Receiving acupuncture ( the insertion of 5 tiny needles in the ear)has been shown to reduce cravings  and anxiety, ameliorate withdrawal symptoms for many.  There is no fee for this service.

Anger Management:  6 week long psycho educational skill based classes to help manage anger in constructive ways.

ASAP Classes- A 10 session psycho educational group for those mandated to complete after receiving a driving under the influence DUI charge.

IOP Intensive Outpatient Program:  A substance use disorder group meeting 4 days per week to help clients develop motivation to reduce substance use and begin taking steps towards recovery after understanding one’s role in addiction behaviors.

Bridges and GEM:   Substance use disorder group that the motivated clients ( in the action phase of IDDT) acquire skills to manage both mental health and substance abuse issues needed to sustain recovery.  Gender specific responses to addiction are explored.

Choices:   A 12 week substance use education group utilizing motivational interviewing and MET( Motivational Enhancement Therapy), to develop awareness of the continuum of use to abuse to dependence.

DBT ( Dialectical Behavior Therapy )   A skills group based on evidence based practice for individuals with co occurring issues who want to develop skills to reduce self destructive behaviors.

Dual Recovery Groups:   DRG  Skills group is a co occurring entry group for those seeking skills to manage serious mental health and substance abuse disorders.

DRG Group is a relapse prevention group for who have established 6 months of recovery in both mental and substance abuse disorders.

Discovery Group:  A treatment group addressing mood, anger management, self esteem, healthy diet and exercise for consumers with intellectual disability.

Living Sober Group:  A substance use disorder group that requires 6 months of recovery and focuses on relapse prevention and the development of life long skills for living a sober life.

Mood Management Group:  A treatment group for those seeking skills and support for managing depression, mood cycles, and bipolar disorders.

Seeking Safety:  A treatment group that provides support and skill development for  individuals with co occurring issues who have experienced trauma.

Women’s Support Group:  A treatment group for women facing issues of self esteem, depression, substance use and or medication issues in their current living situation.

WRAP ( Wellness Recovery Action Plan)  A group led by Recovery Support staff that assist individuals with developing a plan for themselves that they can rely on when they experience a mental health or substance use crisis.

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Jail Based Services

Program Manager: Gerald Wistein, MS
Location: Albemarle/Charlottesville Regional Jail
E-mail: gerald.wistein@regionten.org

Jail Services:   Two  Region Ten clinicians provide 20 hours of jail based work with individuals and/or groups in the TC ( Therapeutic Community) and general population using CBT ( Thinking for Change) materials  and WRAP. The clinicians provide substance abuse evaluations and make referrals to treatment programs for those re entering the community following incarceration.

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Substance Abuse Diversion & Recovery Support

Program Manager: Gerald Wistein, MS
Location: 800 Preston Avenue,
Charlottesville, Va. 22903
E-mail: gerald.wistein@regionten.org

Program Descriptions:   The Recovery Support program is grant based to provide peer support to individuals with a substance use disorder and /or co occurring mental health disorder.  In addition to support and fellowship, they provide transportation for individuals needing inpatient services or rides to AA, NA, 12 step meetings.

SA Diversion program ensures that individuals are served in the least restrictive  community setting that can meet their treatment and safety needs.  Diversion program prevents whenever possible, admissions of individuals with a primary substance use disorder to state psychiatric facilities.

Access to Services:  Referrals are accepted from a variety of sources as well as outreach or by calling 434-9701455.  There is no fee for Recovery Support services.

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Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

Veteran Peer Specialist: Ben Shaw
Location: 800 Preston Avenue,
Charlottesville, Va. 22903
E-mail: ben.shaw@regionten.org

Program Description: The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and Community Service Boards throughout Virginia.  Our OIF/OEF combat veteran, Ben Shaw, serves as a resource for all Veterans, Reservists, Guards, and their families in Region I.  Shaw is a clearinghouse of Veteran Related information, answers to questions, makes referrals, assists in access to VA services, provides a weekly Vet Support Group, provides public education facilitating access to treatment for military related PTSD, TBI ( Traumatic Brain Injury), mental health and substance abuse issues.

All services the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program provides are free, as are most outside referrals.

Individuals Served:  All Veterans, Guards, Reservists, and their families – regardless of discharge status (honorable or dishonorable), wounded or not wounded.

Program Hours of Operation:  Normal Business Hours

Access to Programs:  Call Ben Shaw, Veteran Peer Specialist, at 434-962-0175, or email him at bshaw@regionten.org.  (Find the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program online at: www.wearevirginiaveterans.com)

Payment for Services:  All services the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program provides are free, as are most outside referrals.

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Mohr Center

Program Manager: Michael Costanzo
E-mail: michael.costanzo@regionten.org

Program Description: The Mohr center provides a 10 bed intensive residential treatment program for men recovering from addiction.  The program provides  supervised drug free housing while participating in treatment and living skills training.  The goals of the program are: teach residents how to live free of mood altering chemicals, enhance emotional , physical, and financial well being, and help residents find and maintain employment.  Applicants must be detoxified and free of any medical condition that will interfere with compliance with substance addiction treatment and must be willing and able to comply with all program requirements.  The applicants behavior must be stable at time of admission.

The Mohr Center Public Inebriate Shelter - provides a 5 bed sobering up shelter for adult males that functions as a law enforcement diversion program for men who are at risk of arrest for public intoxication.

Access to program:  Admissions and referrals are screened thru Region Ten.  Please call 434-972-1800.
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The PATH Program – Projects for Assistance in Transition

Director: Rob Hull
Location: 500 Old Lynchburg Rd. Charlottesville VA 22902
E-mail: robh@regionten.org

Program Description: PATH Program: The PATH program is administered by the Center for Mental Health Services, a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), one of eight Public Health Service agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The PATH Program – Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness – was authorized by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990.

PATH is a formula grant to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are over 480 local organizations that provide PATH services. The National PATH Technical Assistance Center assists SAMHSA in providing support to the state and local providers.

PATH providers work with service delivery systems and embrace practices that work by:

  • partnering with housing first and permanent supporting housing programs.
  • providing flexible consumer-directed and recovery-oriented services to meet consumers where they are in their recovery.
  • improving access to benefits, especially through SSI/SSDI Outreach, Advocacy, and Recovery (SOAR).
  • employing consumers or supporting consumer-run programs.
  • partnering with medical providers, including Health Care for the Homeless and Community Health Centers to integrate mental health and medical services.
  • improving access to employment.
  • using technology such as hand-held PDAs, electronic records, and Homeless Information Management Systems (HMIS) systems.

States and Territories also use PATH funds to train local provider staff on effective strategies to assist persons who are homeless with severe mental illness.

Individuals Served: PATH services are for people with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders, who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. PATH services include community-based outreach, mental health, substance abuse, case management and other support services, as well as a limited set of housing services.

Virtually all states use PATH funds to provide outreach services to contact and engage people who are disconnected from mainstream resources. FY 2007 data reveal:

  • 95 percent of all providers offer outreach to persons experiencing homelessness.
  • 95 percent of providers offer case management services, including assisting with connecting individuals to mainstream benefits and services.
  • 95 percent of providers use PATH funds to assist clients in accessing primary health care services, job training, education services, and housing.
  • 85 percent of providers assist consumers with navigating the housing application process.

Program Hours of Operation: PATH: Variable from 8:00 am-9:00 pm.

Access to Program: Please call 434-972-1800 for intake appointment or access outreach workers at area shelters

Payment for Services: Funding comes from federal block grant (PATH) ; full funding is not required.

Other Important Information: To find more information about PATH services, go to the following website:

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Project Link

Program Manager: Gerald Wistein
Location: 800 Preston Avenue,
Charlottesville, Va. 22903

Program Description:  Project LINK provides assertive case management for women who are pregnant or parenting small children and abusing drugs or alcohol.  Providing support, treatment, advocacy and referrals are a significant part of LINK's mission.  Other services provided by this team are transportation, rental assistance and help using community resources.

Individuals Served:  Adult women who are pregnant and/or parenting young children who also have a substance use disorder.

Program Hours of Operation:  8:30 to 5:00 Monday – Friday

Evidence-Based Information:  Project LINK is an Evidence-Based program.

Access to Program:  Women are referred by one of Region Ten's intake clinicians, a case manager or  clinician, or through the Family Treatment Court.  Please call 434-972-1800 for an intake appointment.

Payment for Services:  Medicaid, third party payers for some services; there is no fee for other services.

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24 Hour Crisis Line (434) 972-1800
Region Ten