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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Community Service Board Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Mental Health Support Services

Sept. 28, 2021

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — One of the county’s most integral resources is approaching a major milestone, as the Community Services Board (CSB), also known as the Mental Health Support Services Department, celebrates its 50th Anniversary this fall.

Originally commissioned in 1971, it’s grown substantially since its inception as the Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services Program. In the five decades since, the Department of Mental Health Support Services has expanded its staff, budget, and programming in order to meet the needs of a growing and varied population. 

“It’s been an incredible journey for the CSB, which has been focused for 50 years on providing and expanding our services in development disabilities, early intervention, mental health, and substance use disorders,” said Executive Director Kelly Fried. “It’s hard to believe the CSB has been around for a half century.” 

As the county’s population has significantly increased, the CSB has grown and changed as well in order to meet the needs of our residents. 

“The passion of our staff has allowed the CSB to be a true trailblazer,” Fried said. “We are so proud of the work we’ve done, the work we continue to do, and the opportunity to serve the people of Chesterfield County for the next 50 years as well.”

With a mission to meet the needs of all residents, the CSB has continually found ways to help people and families as they try to make everyday life a more rich and meaningful experience.

“The Community Services Board is to be commended for providing dedicated services to our community for the last 50 years,” said Dr. James Worsley, deputy county administrator for human services. “Individuals, in Chesterfield County, requiring mental health support services have certainly benefited over the years from the leadership and advocacy of the CSB. Happy 50th Anniversary!”

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