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Many of these resources can be helpful no matter where you live. And some are locally focused in Richmond, VA. Some of the non profits have national chapters.

How to obtain a Temporary Detention Order (TDO) in Virginia -A magistrate may issue a medical temporary detention order if an adult is incapable of making in informed decision to accept necessary medical treatment. A medical temporary detention order allows the person to be detained for 24 hours to permit necessary medical treatment for a person over 18. The police in Richmond only transport and stand by until the TDO is issued.


VA Non-Profit Resources for Suicide Prevention

Mental Illness

VA Non-Profit Resources for Mental Health


VA Area Nonprofits for Addiction

  • Chesterfield SAFE – Preventing and reducing substance abuse in Chesterfield County
  • The Healing Place (Part of Caritas) – Addiction treatment for men 18+ (no cost)
  • McShinn Foundation – Peer to peer addiction recovery and recovery high school through Henrico County
  • Virginia Recovery Foundation – The VRF is supporting several projects, one of which is a program called the RVA Recovery ProjectAnyone suffering from addiction who ODs and asks for help, will be referred to services
  • Northstar Community – Addiction, abuse, trauma, mental illness resources and support
  • COBE – Research, addiction and recovery communities in college (VCU Podcast)
  • JHW Foundation – Collegiate Addiction Recovery
  • Rams in Recovery – Collegiate Recovery Support at VCU


Richmond, VA Grief support groups for parents who have lost a child to substance abuse or addiction

VCAM Grief & Loss Support Group
When: 6-7:30pm, 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Where: VCAM, 2301 N. Parham Rd, Suite 4 (second floor) Richmond, VA 23229

GRAPLE, Grief Recovery for Addicts Parents Living Everyday
When: Weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: 3rd Floor Conference Rm, McShin Foundation, 2300 Dumbarton Road, Richmond VA. 23228
Where: Tracy Grow at (804) 229-5024 or

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