Eastern Shore Community Services Board
Non-profit, tax-exempt, political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia providing outpatient mental heatlh, substance abuse counseling and developmental disability services.
We passionately believe in the potential of All.
The Mission of the ESCSB is to provide services, supports, prevention and education regarding mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance use issues to the people of the Eastern Shore of Virginia utilizing a person centered, coordinated care delivery model.
A political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia as outlined in Chapter 5, Title 37.2-500 of the Code of Virginia, the Eastern Shore Community Services Board (ESCSB) was formed in 1971 to provide mental heatlh and substance abuse outpatient counseling services and vocational services and residences to the developmentally challenged in Northampton County and Accomack County, Virginia.
It is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization funded by:
- The Commonwealth of Virginia
- Accomack County, Virginia
- Northampton County, Virginia
- Payment for services based on a fee scale
The ESCSB provides services in facilities located in communities throughout the Eastern Shore of Virginia. These locations can be viewed by visiting our locations page.
You may download a copy of our brochure here: Eastern Shore Community Services Board Brochure
As provided in the Code of Virginia, the Eastern Shore Community Services Board was sanctioned and formed by the local governing bodies of Accomack and Northampton County in 1971. The organization is known locally as the ESCSB (or simply the CSB).
Licensed and funded through the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the ESCSB is one of 40 community services boards in Virginia. These community services boards, in conjunction with 16 state facilities, form the public mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse service delivery system.
The ESCSB is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by Northampton and Accomack Counties' Boards of Supervisors.
Since its inception in 1971 as a bi-county provider, the ESCSB has been providing quality services for individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders and developmental disabilities. Additionally, the ESCSB provides substance abuse services for youth and adolescents.
No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.
Annually, over 2,000 individuals are served by the ESCSB.
Individuals experiencing a crisis should call 911 or
emergency services at 757-442-7707