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 our offerings to include Mental Health Support Services (now Mental Health Skill-Building Services) for adults.
In 2012 River City expanded our services to include a full outpatient clinic, and in keeping with our original commitment to revitalizing Manchester, we again selected Hull street for the office location. Since expanding, we were able to add Crisis Stabilization to our growing list of programs. That same year we 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 added Alcohol Counseling and Treatment (ACT) and Alternatives to Incarceration (AIP) programs to our service roster.
In 2019, River City closed our offices in Petersburg and relocated to a new office location in Chesterfield to serve those who are outside of Metro Richmond.