About Us

Horizon Behavioral Health (Horizon) has been a solid contributor to the behavioral health needs of the central region of Virginia since 1969. Community services were created by local governments to address the needs of people with mental illness,  intellectual disability, and substance abuse. At Horizon, though, we have much more to offer.  Our approach is to provide quality services in a timely manner to the people in our community.  Our goal is to help improve the health, independence, and self-worth of our clients.  We are also dedicated to providing community education, early intervention, treatment, and aftercare services.


All programs at Horizon, that were in operation as of May 20, 2002, were certified by CARF, a highly respected healthcare certification body  that examines procedures, operations, and quality of services.  The administrative programs that are accredited include: Corporate Compliance, Quality Improvement, Human Resources, Reimbursement Services, Fiscal Services, and Information Technology.  Programs accredited for Adult &  Family and Child & Family include: Prevention Services, Access to Care and Case Management Services, Intensive Outpatient Services, Intensive Home-Based Services, Crisis Intervention, Kindred Homes and Blueprints Therapeutic Foster Care, Family Support Programs,  Educational Support Services, Day Treatment Programs, Substance Abuse Services including Neways (Adolescent Substance Abuse), Pegasus,  Psychosocial Rehabilitation at Hudson House, Part C, Project Daniel, Medical and Psychiatric Services, Medical  Detoxification Unit, Respite Services, Community Support, Census Reduction, PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment), and Continuing Care Services. Our Adult Living Facilities in Altavista, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Lynchburg, as well as our Intensive  Care Facilities, Timothy & Bethany Homes, are all accredited.


Our efforts to follow all federal, state, and local regulations are also overseen by our internal Department of Corporate Compliance.  Consumer concerns, comments, or compliments are handled by the Office of Consumer Services.

Where to find us

Horizon is the community service board and has offices and residential facilities in Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, and the Cities of Lynchburg and Bedford. To see a map of all our locations click here, for Lynchburg locations click here and all of our site listings click here.

How we operate

A board of directors oversees operations and the use of Horizon funds.  Over 125 professional therapists and case managers provide direct treatment to consumers,  assisted by behavioral specialists, child development instructors, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and other qualified staff members. Services are provided at 22 facilities for easy access.