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Established in 1972, the Southside Community Services Board provides behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disability and substance abuse services to the residents of Southside Virginia in Halifax, Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties.

All Board programs and services are licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. 

Legislation to create the Community Services Boards was enacted by the Virginia General Assembly under Chapter 10 of Title 37.1, of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended.

The Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of every month (excluding August and December). Inquiries about the Board of Directors can be made by calling the Clerk of the Board or writing: P.O. Box 1478, 143 Industrial Pkwy., Clarksville, VA 23927

Political Jurisdiction Number of Appointments
Halifax County Board of Supervisors 4
Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors 3
Brunswick County Board of Supervisors 2


Funding for the many services provided through the Board comes from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Federal Government, local governments, and from fees collected from third party payors and consumers who are self-pay.

Southside Community Services Board services are provided at program sites or at the individual's/family's residence located throughout the three-county catchments area.