Families of individuals with developmental disabilities invited to open house

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Beginning July 1, 2016, NRVCS will become the single point of entry for the provision of developmental disability (DD) case management services in the New River Valley. This includes the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, or the City of Radford.

According to NRVCS officials, children and adults who currently receive DD case management services will have the option of continuing to receive services through their current provider – under a contractual agreement with NRVCS – or receiving those services directly from NRVCS.

NRVCS will host an open house for families on Thursday, June 2 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the agency’s main office in Blacksburg (700 University City Boulevard). Staff will be on hand to give an overview of both NRVCS and the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), as well as the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) regulatory requirements that providers must comply with in order to continue delivering DD case management services (through a contractual relationship with NRVCS) in the five jurisdictions served by NRVCS.

Families who are interested in attending the June 2 open house are asked to RSVP by Friday, May 27. Families of individuals ages 17 and under should contact Leslie Sharp, Crisis & Family Services Coordinator, at 540-961-8355 or lsharp@nrvcs.org. Families of individuals 18 and older should contact Lauren Tate, Adult & Family Services Coordinator, at 540-961-8313 or ltate@nrvcs.org.

Families who are interested but unable to attend on June 2 are encouraged to contact Mrs. Sharp or Mrs. Tate to make arrangements for an alternate meeting time.

NRVCS is the public provider of behavioral health services to residents of the New River Valley. The agency has provided community-based services for individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as those living with mental health and substance use disorders, since 1969. NRVCS operates facilities in all five jurisdictions and has a team of nearly 800 full- and part-time employees. To learn more, visit www.nrvcs.org.

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