Our mission is to provide individuals with effective mental health and substance abuse services in a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment. In everything we do, we promise compassion and undertstanding, dignity and respect, responsiveness and courtesy; we will strive for excellence, innovation, flexibility, integrity and teamwork.

Our Philosophy

We wholeheartedly commit to the overall biological, psychological, social, and spiritual health and well-being of our clients.

Our focus is on reducing or alleviating the emotional, mental, and behavioral distress resulting from psychiatric and substance abuse conditions. Our goal is to improve each client’s quality of life. River City achieves this goal through the delivery of professional psychiatric and substance abuse services provided by a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals who are committed to quality care.


Our History

River City was founded in 2008 by experienced social workers with a vision for innovative and quality mental health and substance abuse services.  These social workers brought years of experience working for notable Richmond area organizations such as: The Daily Planet, Henrico Drug Court, The William J. Farley Center, Virginia Treatment Center for Children, RBHA, Rubicon, Virginia Commonwealth University, Family Counseling Center for Recovery, and Insight Physicians.  In early 2009 River City received its license from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), opened an office in the growing Manchester historic district, and began providing Intensive In-Home counseling to children in the Richmond area.  Soon after, they expanded their offerings to include Mental Health Support Services (now Mental Health Skill-Building Services) for adults.  In 2012 River City expanded their services to include a full outpatient clinic, and in keeping with their original commitment to revitalizing Manchester, they again selected Hull street for the office location.  Since expanding, they were able to add Crisis Stabilization to their growing list of programs.  That same year they were also awarded an HVRP (Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program) grant to start the VEP (Veteran’s Employment Program).  In 2013, River City opened  a third office location in Petersburg, and the added Alcohol Counseling and Treatment (ACT) and Alternatives to Incarceration (AIP) programs to our service roster. 

River City’s more recent expansion efforts include the relocation of their primary office to Hanover County at 13100 Mountain Road at the end of 2015. This location serves as the main office and also houses River City’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program, providing substance abuse treatment and counseling for individuals experiencing opioid addiction. The MAT program has been in operation since March 2016.

Who We Are