Our Story

1972

Southside Behavioral Health (SBH), previously Southside Community Services Board, was established.

1974

SBH begins operating from the old jail in Boydton, Virginia.

1975

Infant development services begin.

1976

Mental health centers begin operation in Brunswick, Halifax, and Mecklenburg counties.

1977

The Mecklenburg/Brunswick Adult Activity Center opens in South Hill, Virginia.

1980

Creative Innovation Centers, previously Developmental Training Centers, open in Mecklenburg and Brunswick counties. Adult Developmental Disability foster care services begin.

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1983

Noblin Group home opens in South Boston, Virginia.

1984

Adult Rehabilitation program opens in South Boston, Virginia. Atlantic House Independent Living opens in South Hill, Virginia.  John H. Northington Shelter workshop opens in South Hill.

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1986

Behavioral Health Center and Administrative offices open in South Boston.

1993

Ashley manor opens in LaCrosse.

1994

Brandon Home and Gateway-Halifax Independent Living Apartments open in South Boston.

1996

Community Support opens in South Hill.

1997

Mecklenburg Behavioral Health Center & Alberta Manor Independent Living apartments open.

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1999

Halifax Creative Innovations (previously a Developmental Training Center) & Community Support Program open in South Boston.

2001

Rainbow House opens in Lawrenceville, VA.

2003

Marc Manor opens in LaCrosse, Virginia.

2005

Telepsychiatry services begin use with children.

2006

Kings Manor opens in South Boston. Hope House opens in LaCrosse.

2009

Children and Family Services opens in South Boston and Boydton, Virginia.

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2010

Community Support program opens in Lawrenceville.

2011

Implement an electronic health records system.

2012

Administrative Services moves to Clarksville.

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2016

STEP VA revamps mental health services to increase access.

2017

Recovery court services begin in Halifax.

2018

Same Day Access becomes available.

2019

Outpatient-Based Opioid Treatment becomes available to the community.

2020

Southside Behavioral Health, previously Southside Community Services Board, gets a new name and image.

In response to the COVID-19 Health Crisis, Southside Behavioral Health develops telehealth medicine.

Outpatient-Based Opioid Treatment is offered inside jails.

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2023

SBH Response & Recovery Center opens in South Hill, VA. Providing Adult Mental Health Services and Crisis Services

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