Children's Mental Health Resource Center
Who we are
The Children's Mental Health Resource Center is an innovative resource for families of children with mental, emotional or behavioral health needs. We are a program of the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, the Child and Adolescent Division of the VCU Department of Psychiatry and a service under the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
What we do
Family navigators at the CMHRC help providers and families understand the mental health options available for children and assist them in finding therapists, psychiatrists or other appropriate services. Our model uses the valuable experiences of families who have navigated the mental health system, providing one-on-one support and referral assistance to families across Virginia.
Families can call directly to speak with a family navigator, free of charge. We also provide a service for Richmond area primary care providers who refer families in need of support and assistance.
All services are provided free of charge.
We are not a crisis provider. If you feel your child is in a mental health crisis, please:
- Call your local mental health agency (community services board)
- Call 9-1-1, or
- Take them to the nearest emergency room for evaluation.
Please note: The Children's Mental Health Resource Center is not a clinical program. It is designed to assist families and providers in understanding the mental health services available for children and adolescents and link them to appropriate information and care.
CMHRC is a true community collaboration. Your donation can help raise awareness and offer guidance and support to families in need.