About Us
  Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) is committed to improving the quality of life for people residing in Planning District 16 with mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse problems and to preventing the occurrence of these conditions.

We do this through an integrated community-based system of care that is responsive to individual needs and choices. We respect and promote the dignity, rights, and full participation of individuals and their families.

In 1968, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation authorizing local governments to establish Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Boards. This would allow community services to be established at the local level to best meet the special needs of each locality. Two years later, in 1970, The Frank C. Pratt Chapter of the Mental Health Association in Fredericksburg voted to provide the required funds to match state appropriations for the establishment of a local Community Services Board and encouraged the local governments to form a regional board as a link in the growing state network. That year, with a staff of less than ten, the Rappahannock Area Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Board was established. When the agency began providing staff support to local alcohol and drug prevention programs in the late 1970's, the name was officially changed to “Rappahannock Area Community Services Board” to reflect changes in the agency’s scope of services.

Click here to view RACSB's FY 2015 Annual Report


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