Community Solutions

Community Solutions Founded in 2000 as a Foster Care Case Management company, Community Solutions has grown into one of Virgina's most respected agencies offering Community-Based Services for Youth and Families.
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Working with foster youth is definitely a life changing and rewarding adventure.
02/01/2020

Working with foster youth is definitely a life changing and rewarding adventure.

This is a MUST read. My cousin is a foster parent with five children. She and her husband recently adopted four out of the five siblings! It has been a joy to watch her in this journey—just like it was a joy watching her grow up. I love how she "keeps it real" when it comes to living the life of fostering and adoption. She shared this on her personal page and I reached out to her to share it here because it is just that good and so very relevant.

Edited for privacy:

"Tonight, after 2.5 years of living here, my oldest son sat down at the table with this. He was about to chow down when I stopped him and asked what in the world he was doing.

He said, “I made myself dinner.”

“But it isn’t cooked. I can cook that you know.” (she said)

“Well, I wanted to eat something I used to eat a lot with my old family.”

So we sat down, and I asked him to tell me about it. He said that they wouldn’t feed him due to being passed out (you can guess why) and he would have to make dinner for himself and his brothers (two years old and four months old when they came to us). He said that all the money they had would be spent on cigarettes and other fun things (😬) and so he would find change in their van and would buy Ramen packets at the store down the street (at age six!!!!).

He said he didn’t know how to boil water, so he would eat it like this. And, he actually grew to like it. So, he would break it up for his sibling, and would try to make bottles for the baby (at age six!!!!!!).

Guys. I asked him to make me some. And, I sat there beside him and crunched it down with lots of water because it’s not great—and he just started talking about how the first time I made them Ramen, he wouldn’t eat it, and I told him I remembered. He said it’s because it reminded him of his Ramen packets and he didn’t trust me (big thoughts for nine!).

He said he isn’t sad he’s not with his “old family” (his words) anymore, but that sometimes HE LIKES TO REMEMBER HOW STRONG HE HAD TO BE.

I write this so everyone knows, trauma isn’t healed quickly (sometimes never), an adoption doesn’t erase the past or the memories, kids can change, they will change with love, and to never give up on a kid because “they are hard”.

And then, I walked away in shock, in sadness, and so, so, so proud of how strong my baby is. He’s so wonderful. And, we love him so much."

Friends, THIS is the life experience of kids who come from hard places. THIS is living a trauma-informed life. We can't imagine what kids from hard places have lived through. It is not just about one act of abuse or neglect, it is about living in survival mode and doing it day in and day out. It is about making sure younger siblings are also surviving, even at the expense of childhood.

Trauma infuses itself into every pore. Kids just don't forget it. Their brains and bodies won't let them. Those of us privileged enough (yes, I said privileged) to enter into the lives of children with hard life experiences must be willing to sit down, eat uncooked Ramen noodles and listen. We must not give up.

Our kids didn't.

*via Barren to Blessed

01/30/2020

Looking for a new job? Make sure your resume is up to date.
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You can do it.  You are your only limit!. "#CommunitySolutions #CSofVA #Communitybasedservices #ourfuture"
01/27/2020

You can do it. You are your only limit!

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"#CommunitySolutions #CSofVA #Communitybasedservices #ourfuture"

“Let us build Bridges rather than Barriers.” -Dr Martin Luther King, Jr#mlkday#mlk2020#Csofva
01/20/2020

“Let us build Bridges rather than Barriers.” -Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

#mlkday
#mlk2020
#Csofva

Walt Disney says it best - "quit talking and start doing." "#CommunitySolutions #CSofVA #Communitybasedservices #ourfutu...
01/15/2020

Walt Disney says it best - "quit talking and start doing."

"#CommunitySolutions #CSofVA #Communitybasedservices #ourfuture"

These are good words to live by! At Community Solutions, we work everyday with young people in our community. We help th...
01/09/2020

These are good words to live by! At Community Solutions, we work everyday with young people in our community. We help them see their potential.

#Doyourbest #CommunitySolutions #CSofVA #Communitybasedservices #ourfuture

Did you know Community Solutions offers the Premier Residential Substance Abuse Program in Hampton Roads? To learn more,...
01/07/2020

Did you know Community Solutions offers the Premier Residential Substance Abuse Program in Hampton Roads? To learn more, check us out at https://www.csservices.co/taheima-place.html or direct message us via FB.
#CommunitySolutions #CSofVA #Communitybasedservices #ourfuture

What's your pick? Coffee or Tea?#CommunitySolutions#Caffeine
01/03/2020

What's your pick? Coffee or Tea?
#CommunitySolutions
#Caffeine

Happy New Year!#NewYear#HappyNewYear#NY2020#2020#CSofVA#CommunitySolutions
01/01/2020

Happy New Year!
#NewYear
#HappyNewYear
#NY2020
#2020
#CSofVA
#CommunitySolutions

It's Mental Health Monday. Don't wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it.#MentalHealthMonday#CSofVA#CommunitySolu...
12/30/2019

It's Mental Health Monday. Don't wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it.
#MentalHealthMonday
#CSofVA
#CommunitySolutions
#NeverGiveUp

Did you eat way too much over Christmas?  We sure did!#Christmas#Toomuchsugar#Holidaytreats#SugarCookies#Yummy#CSofVA
12/27/2019

Did you eat way too much over Christmas? We sure did!
#Christmas
#Toomuchsugar
#Holidaytreats
#SugarCookies
#Yummy
#CSofVA

Our family at Community Solutions wishes you a Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with love.#Christmas#MerryChristm...
12/25/2019

Our family at Community Solutions wishes you a Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with love.
#Christmas
#MerryChristmas
#CSofVirginia
#CommunitySolutions

Happy First Day of Winter and Happy Hanukkah!#WinterSolstice #Hanukkah
12/22/2019

Happy First Day of Winter and Happy Hanukkah!
#WinterSolstice #Hanukkah

Community Solutions's cover photo
12/18/2019

Community Solutions's cover photo

This has been a busy week for Community Solutions elves, as we've been delivering gifts for disadvantaged youth througho...
12/18/2019

This has been a busy week for Community Solutions elves, as we've been delivering gifts for disadvantaged youth throughout Southside Hampton Roads. The Cinema Cafe partnership with the Community Solutions Stocking Tree Program is a true blessing for so many. Thank you!

https://www.csservices.co/blog/stocking-trees

#MerryChristmas
#Stocking Tree
#CSofVA
#CommunitySolutions
#tistehseason
#SpiritofChristmas

This is so true!  "Tough times don't last, tough people do." (Robert Schuller)#MentalHealthMonday#Hanginthere#NeverGiveU...
12/16/2019

This is so true! "Tough times don't last, tough people do." (Robert Schuller)
#MentalHealthMonday
#Hanginthere
#NeverGiveUp
#Thistooshallpass
#CSofVA
#CommunitySolutions

At Community Solutions, we work daily with children and young adults who are impacted by trauma and/or abuse. Here are a...
12/11/2019
Helping a Child Impacted by Trauma and Abuse

At Community Solutions, we work daily with children and young adults who are impacted by trauma and/or abuse. Here are a few tips in our latest blog for any parents, caregivers or educators when working with a child impacted.

WHAT IS TRAUMA? Unfortunately traumatic events can happen to anyone, including children. Some experiences happen once throughout childhood while other events continue to occur on multiple...

Thank you to all our followers! Keep those comments, likes and shares coming!#Socialmedia #socialfollowers #loveourfans ...
12/09/2019

Thank you to all our followers! Keep those comments, likes and shares coming!
#Socialmedia #socialfollowers #loveourfans #stayengaged

Make sure you take time to see the bright opportunities each and every day!#CS #CommunitySolutions #CSofVA #Communitybas...
12/06/2019

Make sure you take time to see the bright opportunities each and every day!
#CS #CommunitySolutions #CSofVA #Communitybasedservices #ourfuture #brightopportunities

Happy Thanksgiving from CS!#thanksgiving#GiveThanks#CS #CommunitySolutions#gobblegobble#turkeyday
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from CS!
#thanksgiving
#GiveThanks
#CS #CommunitySolutions
#gobblegobble
#turkeyday

#HappyThanksgiving #FromUstoYou #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions
11/28/2019

#HappyThanksgiving #FromUstoYou #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions

11/26/2019
Funny & true!  Mondays can be good!  Share your happy Monday moment in the comments.#MentalHealthMonday  #CauliflowerPiz...
11/18/2019

Funny & true! Mondays can be good! Share your happy Monday moment in the comments.
#MentalHealthMonday #CauliflowerPizza #YouCanBeAnything #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions

11/14/2019

Stocking Tree

And just like that it begins! The start of the holiday season is the start of the Community Solution’s Stocking Tree cam...
11/14/2019

And just like that it begins! The start of the holiday season is the start of the Community Solution’s Stocking Tree campaign at southside locations of Cinema Cafe. Thank you, Cinema Cafe for brightening a child’s Christmas!

The Community Solutions team had a great time today at the City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council annual con...
11/08/2019

The Community Solutions team had a great time today at the City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council annual conference and expo. Thank you to Mayor Bobby Dyer for the photo opp! #CSofVA

Life with children is a roller coaster ride. When difficulties arise, we are here to help.#Parenting #Family #ParentingT...
10/28/2019
Top 10 Parenting Tips

Life with children is a roller coaster ride. When difficulties arise, we are here to help.
#Parenting #Family #ParentingTips #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions

8. Accept that life changes when you have a child.

#KeepGoing #MentalHealthMonday #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions
10/14/2019

#KeepGoing #MentalHealthMonday #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions

World Mental Health Day
10/10/2019

World Mental Health Day

Good morning everyone! Today is World Mental Health Day and this year's theme is Suicide Prevention. Together, not only we can #stopsuicide ; we can also raise awareness that you are not alone and it's okay to reach out for help.
Finding those that are ready, willing, and able to help is huge for our community and is why I'm happy to take this time to announce that we have 18 community resources that will be sharing information and the services they provide at the Virginia Beach Out of the Darkness walk on October 26th at the Military Aviation Museum! It was essentional for me to find different community resourcesas everyone deserves to know that there is help out there! Walk with us in our walk to fight suicide and get to know some of many resources in our community. Register at https://afsp.org/VAbeach
Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers
Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia - TAP VA
NAMI Coastal Virginia
End 22
Community Solutions
Crossing Over
Mental Health America of Virginia
Hampton VA Medical Center
LGBT Life Center
Sentara Healthcare (Inpatient/Outpatient Behavioral Health)
Orangetheory Fitness Greenbrier
The Mahogany Projek
The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation
United Way of South Hampton Roads
Western Tidewater Community Services Board
Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling
National Counseling Group (NCG) members will be providing on-site counseling
TCC SVA

No parent is ever perfect.  All of us need some help from time to time.  Community Solutions Parenting Groups may be you...
10/10/2019

No parent is ever perfect. All of us need some help from time to time. Community Solutions Parenting Groups may be your answer. Give us a call to learn more. (757)461-5098

Food for thought.  Happy Monday.#MentalHealthMonday #SomethingToConsider #InspirationalQuote  #LearnTheLesson #CSofVA #C...
10/07/2019

Food for thought. Happy Monday.
#MentalHealthMonday #SomethingToConsider #InspirationalQuote #LearnTheLesson #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions

Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion — but it's important to deal with it in a positive way.#AngerManagement #BeHe...
10/02/2019
Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper

Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion — but it's important to deal with it in a positive way.
#AngerManagement #BeHealthy #MentalHealth #WellBeing #CSofVa #CommunitySolultions

Ready to get your anger under control? Start by considering these 10 anger management tips.

It's the first day of Fall!  What is your favorite part of the season?#Pumpkins #WarmAppleCider #LeavesChanging #CSofVA#...
09/23/2019

It's the first day of Fall! What is your favorite part of the season?
#Pumpkins #WarmAppleCider #LeavesChanging #CSofVA
#CommunitySolutions

September is Suicide Prevention Month.If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.If you are in ...
09/16/2019

September is Suicide Prevention Month.
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
#StigmaFree #SuicidePrevention #MentalHealthMonday #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions

In honor of those that we lost and those that still carry the scars, we remember.  #WeHonorTheFallen #WeRemember #NeverF...
09/11/2019

In honor of those that we lost and those that still carry the scars, we remember.
#WeHonorTheFallen #WeRemember #NeverForgotten

We all have obstacles.#MentalHelathMonday #KeepGoing #KeepMoving #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions
09/09/2019

We all have obstacles.
#MentalHelathMonday #KeepGoing #KeepMoving #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions

09/06/2019

The Community Solutions corporate office is closed Friday as we prepare for Hurricane Dorian.

Taheima Personnel, please follow the directives of your Program and Clinical Directors.

Be safe.

Please take caution over the next 36 hours, as Hurricane Dorian approaches.  Make sure you have your supply kit and all ...
09/05/2019
The Supplies You Should Have in Your Hurricane Kit

Please take caution over the next 36 hours, as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Make sure you have your supply kit and all required medications in case you can't get out for a period of time. Checkout this list from Emergency Management.
#Dorian

Top emergency preparedness experts shared their tips, tricks and a few of the more unusual items on their shopping lists this year to make sure your hurricane kit is ready for the worst of whatever weather comes our way.

Happy Labor Day from CS!
09/02/2019

Happy Labor Day from CS!

Happy Labor Day weekend!
09/01/2019
Labor Day fast facts | Star 967

Happy Labor Day weekend!

Labor Day is more than just mattress sales and an extra day off from work! It’s all... More »

As little as 10 to 15 minutes of physical activity a day may improve your mood.#MentalHealthMonday #GetMoving #Exercise ...
08/19/2019
Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms

As little as 10 to 15 minutes of physical activity a day may improve your mood.
#MentalHealthMonday #GetMoving #Exercise #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions

Research on depression and anxiety shows that exercise and other physical activity can help improve mood, reduce anxiety and improve other health problems.

Get ready, get set, WEEKEND! What are you plans for this weekend?#TGIF #WeekendPlans #Summertime #Friday #CSofVA #Commun...
08/16/2019

Get ready, get set, WEEKEND! What are you plans for this weekend?
#TGIF #WeekendPlans #Summertime #Friday #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions

Small changes can make a big difference.#MentalHealthMonday #Positive #Attitude #Grateful #Gradual #CSofVA #CommunitySol...
08/05/2019
9 Ways You Can Improve Your Mental Health Today

Small changes can make a big difference.
#MentalHealthMonday #Positive #Attitude #Grateful #Gradual #CSofVA #CommunitySolutions

Sure, diet and exercise help. But so does opening up to a friend.

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