Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

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Services for Veterans and their Families

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services, working through local Community Service Boards (CSBs), provides services to veterans and their families for any stress-related problem as well as traumatic brain injuries resulting from service in combat areas.

Who We Serve
Our program supports the following persons on their road to recovery from the effects of stress related injuries (such as post traumatic stress disorder) or traumatic brain injuries:

  • Veterans of any era who are Virginia residents

  • Members of the Virginia National Guard

  • Members of the Armed Forces Reserves

  • Family members of veterans and service members

Services We Provide
Services are provided by Community Services Board clinicians, staff, and Peer Support Specialists.

  • Peer Support Groups
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family and Child Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Identification and Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Identification and referral for traumatic brain injuries
  • Referral information

Services can be accessed through your local Community Services Board (contact information provided below). All services are confidential.

There are veteran Peer Support Specialists based in the following localities: Central Virginia CSB (Lynchburg), Northwestern CSB (Front Royal), Rappahannock Area CSB (Fredericksburg), and Region Ten CSB (Charlottesville). The Peer Support Specialists facilitate veterans peer and family support groups. They also provide outreach and referral services to veterans and their families.


Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) was created by the 2008 General Assembly to ensure that services to veterans and their families are readily available in all areas of the state. It is operated by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services in cooperation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, formerly the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and the Department of Rehabilitative Services. For additional information:

For Virginia Veterans: We Are Virginia Veterans website


Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
Northwestern Health Planning Region I:

Central Virginia CSB
Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell and Cities of Bedford and Lynchburg

Harrisonburg-Rockingham CSB
County of Rockingham and City of Harrisonburg

Northwestern CSB
Counties of Page, Shenandoah, Warren, Clarke and Frederick and City of Winchester

Rappahannock Area CSB
Counties of Caroline, King George, Stafford, Spotsylvania and City of Fredericksburg

Rappahannock-Rapidan CSB
Counties of Culpeper (540-825-5656), Fauquier (540-347-7620), Madison (540-948-5911), Orange (540-672-2718) and Rappahannock (540-675-3329)

Region Ten CSB
Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson and City of Charlottesville

Rockbridge Area CSB
Counties of Bath and Rockbridge and Cities of Buena Vista and Lexington

Valley CSB
Counties of Augusta, Highland and Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro 


Camillla Schwoebel, Regional Director
Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Northwestern Health Planning Region I

Karen Collins, Regional Coordinator
Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, NW Health Planning Region I
540-373-3223, ext. 3085

Mahlon Johnson, Veteran Peer Specialist
Serving the Rappahannock Area and Rappahannock Rapidan CSBs

Jimmy Brinkley, Veteran Peer Specialist
Serving the Rappahannock Area and Rappahannock Rapidan CSBs

Suzanna Erlichman, Family Support Specialist
Serving the Northwestern Health Planning Region I

Louis Alvey, Veteran Peer Specialist
Serving the Central Virginia and Rockbridge Area CSBs
434-847-8035, ext. 1524

Brian Russell, Veteran Peer Specialist
Serving the Northwestern and Harrisonburg-Rockingham CSBs

Ben Shaw, Veteran Peer Specialist
Serving the Region Ten and Valley CSBs

New resource: We Are Virginia Veterans website

Virginia Wounded Warrior Program of Northwestern Health Planning Region I is a community partner of the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Department of Veterans Services, 1-877-285-1299.



Rappahannock Area Community Service Board  |  600 Jackson Street  |  Fredericksburg, VA 22401  |  (540) 373-3223