State officials tour Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board programs

TAPPAHANNOCK—Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Commissioner Nelson Smith and chief of staff Andrew Diefenthaler recently visited the Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board (MPNNCSB) programs in Tappahannock and Warsaw.

The delegation toured the MPNNCSB psychosocial program, Charterhouse, the Essex Counseling Center, both in Tappahannock, and the Peer Resource Center in Warsaw, reported MPNNCSB executive director Linda Hodges.

“We appreciated Commissioner Smith taking the time to travel to Tappahannock to learn more about the behavioral health services in this rural community,” said Hodges. “The staff and the individuals for whom we provide services who met the commissioner found him highly engaged and most interested in learning more about MPNNCSB’s psychosocial services and peer recovery services.”

The MPNNCSB, founded in 1974, provides early intervention, prevention, intellectual disability and behavioral health services to residents in the 10 counties of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.