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Virginia

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE VIRGINIA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

 PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

VIRGINIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: ADRIENNE GRIFFEN
Adrienne is on leave. Please contact Postpartum Support Virginia through their website listed below.

VIRGINIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: MCKENZIE CASAD, LCSW
Richmond/Fredricksburg
Email
757-553-2780

Postpartum Support Virginia provides hope and help for new mothers.
Includes listings of support groups, telephone volunteers, and mental health professionals who treat women with postpartum mood disorders.
Email | Website


VIRGINIA EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide hotlines throughout the state (listed by County)
http://suicidehotlines.com/virginia.html

Community Service Boards (listed by County)
http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/SVC-CSBs.asp


VIRGINIA SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.
Talking with other women who have experienced postpartum depression can be extremely helpful. Support groups offer the opportunity to validate experiences, share coping strategies, and gain support and encouragement.

The volunteers running peer support groups all have firsthand experience with postpartum depression, either personally or with a family member. However, these volunteers are NOT medical professionals and therefore cannot give professional advice, diagnose, prescribe, or in any way treat postpartum mood disorders. Support groups are an adjunct to — not a replacement for — medical treatment. Those with medical, mental, or personal issues are strongly urged to seek advice from physicians and/or mental health professionals.

Please contact the support group leader directly for more information about the group

ARLINGTON
LOCATION: Virginia Hospital Center
TIME: 2nd and 4th Wednesday Mornings
CONTACT: Jalyn Tiffany | Email

ARLINGTON-SPANISH SPEAKING GROUP
LOCATION: Inova Cares Clinic for Women and Children
TIME: 3rd Wednesday of the month
CONTACT: Sonia Gutierrez | Email
TELEPHONE: 703-531-3013

ALEXANDRIA
LOCATION: Fairlington United Methodist Church
TIME: 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings
CONTACT: Megan Foote Monsky
Email
TELEPHONE: 703-831-7845

FAIRFAX
** GROUP CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN SEPTEMBER **
TIME: 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings
CONTACT: Benta Sims Email
TELEPHONE: 703-244-9232

FAIRFAX
LOCATION: Inova Fairfax Hospital
TIME: 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings
CONTACT: Susan Weatherbee | Email
TELEPHONE: 703-776-6775

FAIRFAX
PB & Jack – 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoons of the month
Jennifer Brown Guiney
Email

LEESBURG
LOCATION: Inova Loudon Hospital / Cornwall Campus
TIME: 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoons
CONTACT: Pam Haefner | Email
TELEPHONE: 703-777-1122-X 2

LYNCHBURG
LOCATION: Centra Medical Group Women’s Center
TIME: 2nd Wednesday evenings and 4th Wednesday mornings
CONTACT: Rhonda Turner
EMAIL
TELEPHONE: 434-385-8948

LYNCHBURG
LOCATION: Wyndhurst Counseling Center
TIME: 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of the Month
CONTACT: Nycole Fox | Website
CONTACT: Jilyane Luckey | Email

MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
LYNCHBURG
http://www.wset.com/story/29092391/mommy-monday-postpartum-and-perinatal-mood-disorders

HARRISONBURG
UPPS and DOWNS: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Stress and Depression.  Offering Women Needed Support
Sentara RMH Funkhouser Women’s Health Center
4th Thursday evening of the month
Teresa Oliver, RN and Marjorie Scheikl, MSN, RN, RHM Health Sources
Telephone: 540-564-7200

NEWPORT NEWS
LOCATION: Riverside Regional Medical Center
TIME: 1st Tuesday of the month
CONTACT: Diana McSpadden | Email
TELEPHONE: 757-349-6441
CONTACT: Charlene Smith | Email
TELEPHONE: 757-880-2650

PORTSMOUTH -For Military member and dependents
LOCATION: Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth Social Work Conference Room in building 3, 4th floor
TIME: 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10 am
CONTACT: Kimberly Barnard-Bracey
TELEPHONE: 757-953-5861

SUFFOLK
LOCATION: Sentrara OBICI Hospital
TIME: 2nd Tuesday evening of the month
CONTACT: Julie Findlay and Lauren Jordan| Email
T
ELEPHONE: 757-639-1554

RICHMOND
LOCATION: Cypress Counseling
TIME: 3rd Friday mornings of the month
CONTACT: McKenzie Casad | Email
TELEPHONE: 757-553-2780

VIRGINIA BEACH
LOCATION: Kempsville Presbyterian Church
TIME: 4th Wednesday of the month
CONTACT: Beth MacFarlane | Email
TELEPHONE: 757-404-6950
CONTACT: Alexis Rose | Email
TELEPHONE: 757-288-6613

WILLIAMSBURG
LOCATION: Anahata Yoga Center of Williamsburg
TIME: 2nd Tuesday mornings of the month
CONTACT: Diana McSpadden | Email
TELEPHONE: 757-349-6441

WILLIAMSBURG
Williamsburg Regional Library on Scotland Street
2nd Tuesday mornings
Diana McSpadden 757-349-6441
Email

WOODBRIDGE
LOCATION: Woodbridge Psychological Associates
TIME: Sunday evenings by appointment
CONTACT: Elizabeth Wilkins-McKee | Email

WASHINGTON DC
LOCATION: Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church
TIME: Wednesday evenings
CONTACT: Lynne McIntyre | Email
TELEPHONE: 202-744-3639

PERINATAL LOSS
LOCATION: McLean Presbyterian Church
TIME: first Thursday evening of the month
CONTACT: SIDS Midatlantic and Preemies Today | Email | Website
TELEPHONE: 703-955-6899


 EDUCATION & EVENTS

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES:

If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us at psioffice@postpartum.net.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Executive Director Wendy Davis at wdavis@postpartum.net with any questions.