Our History

January 5, 2021


Colonial Behavioral Health celebrates 50 years of wellness, support and recovery services

2020


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth services (via phone and video conferencing) implemented

2019


Genoa Healthcare Pharmacy, a full service, on-site pharmacy opens in Building 1-Main Campus

Greater Williamsburg Trauma-Informed Community Network (GW-TICN) established with CBH Prevention Services as a founding member

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services expanded to the York-Poquoson Office

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (People’s Place) expanded to the York-Poquoson Office

2018


Same Day Access to services implemented

2017 


Historic Triangle Drug Prevention Coalition (HTDPC) established with CBH Prevention Services as a founding member

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) established

Suboxone Clinic later renamed Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services established via a grant from the Williamsburg Health Foundation

Greater Williamsburg Network of Care – Military & Veteran Resource page established via a grant from Farm Fresh

2015


Connections Residential Services opens three new residential houses

Mental Health Services for Active Duty, Veterans and their Families established in the York-Poquoson Office

Patient Portal (powered by InteliChart) launched

Peer Support Services established

2014


Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center (CITAC) opened at Riverside Doctor's Hospital Williamsburg

Telepsychiatry Services established at Merrimac Detention Center

2012


Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) established

2011


Capitol Landing reopens fully dedicated to Child & Adolescent Services; Administrative Services moves into office on McLaws Circle

Child & Adolescent Services began offering Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)

Child & Adolescent Short-Term Crisis Counseling established

2010


Agency name changed to Colonial Behavioral Health

Began telepsychiatry services to Olde Towne Medical Center and Lackey Clinic

Greater Williamsburg Child Assessment Center (GWCAC) opens at Capitol Landing via a grant from the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation

Began direct delivery of Child & Adolescent Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services

2009


Capitol Landing Office opened housing Administrative Services 

Enclave employment model established to replace sheltered employment at Colonial Workshop

Greater Williamsburg Network of Care website launched via grant from the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation

2008


Contract with SpiritWorks Foundation as state pilot for Substance Use Recovery Support Services

IOP services established in the York-Poquoson Office

2007


Dennis Wool retires; David A. Coe hired as Executive Director

Chronic Care Collaborative partnership established with Williamsburg Community Health Foundation (WCHF) to provide Psychiatric Services to Olde Towne Medical Center and Lackey Free Clinic

Pathways - Senior Services established

2006


Child & Adolescent Services established at Merrimac Detention Center

Intensive In-home Services for Children & Adolescents established

2005


Harris Daniel retires - Dennis Wool hired as Executive Director

Building 1 - Clinical Services opens on Main Campus - 1651 Merrimac Trail

Early 2000’s


Mental Health Supports later became Mental Health Skill building established

2000


Contracted with Olde Towne Medical Center for Psychiatric Services in a primary care setting 

1999


Therapeutic Community (SA) and Psychiatric Services established at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail

1995


People’s Place moved to current location in Busch Industrial Park

Early 90's


Established Substance Abuse (SA) - Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for adults and children

1991


Established ID Day Health Rehab Services - later ID Day Support Program

1990


Agency changed name to Colonial Services Board

1989


Child & Adolescent Case Management Services established 

Development of prevention as agency focus

Intellectual Disability (ID) Case Management (IDCM) established

Relocated Grafton Office from Garrison Building to current location in lower York County

1988


Mental Health Drop-in Center became People's Place-Psychosocial Rehab Program located in Building 2

1987


Mental Health Supportive Employment Services established

Mid 80's 


Mental Health Case Management Services established at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (VPRJ)

Mental Health Drop-in Center established

Transitional-age youth services established in all local school districts

1985


Intellectual Disability Supported Employment established

1984


Intellectual Disability (ID) Residential Services established at Colonial Parkway Apartments

1983


Building 3 on Main Campus opens housing all disability services

Mental Health (MH) Residential Services established

1982


Colonial Enterprises renamed to Colonial Workshop

Special Education Services started with Williamsburg-James City County School

1980


Building 2 - 1657 Merrimac Trail opened, housing administrative and all upper area services except Workshop 

1978


Harris Daniel hired as Executive Director

Dr. Jose Erfe, MD hired as first Medical Director

First Grafton office opens in the Garrison Building (currently Towne Bank on George Washington Memorial Hwy in Yorktown)

Op Shop renamed Colonial Enterprises and relocated from Eastern State Hospital to the Magruder Annex, York County school property

Tidewater Mental Health Clinic, operated by the state, became a direct CSB operation. 

1977


Bradford Hammer hired as Executive Director

1975


Agency name changed to Colonial Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services

Substance Abuse Services added to CSB mission through Chapter 11 of Virginia State Code

Early 70's


Contracted with Child Development Resources for early intervention and Part C services

Counseling Center located on Prince George Street

1973


Ownership and operation of the Op Shop became fully CSB's

Psychiatry was shared with Eastern State Hospital (ESH), developed with ESH interns at CSB

1972


City of Poquoson added to service delivery area

January 18, 1971 


First Board of Director's Meeting; Mrs. Edna Patrick, First Board Chair

January 5, 1971


Agency created as Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board for Williamsburg, York County and James City County

Tom Treece - First Executive Director

Location: Eastern State Hospital - Building 2

Community Opportunity Shop (OP Shop) located in the basement of Building 27 

Mental Health Services referred to as Continuing Care Services established

Mental Health Case Management Services established

Both the United States and CBH mental health services got their start at Eastern State Hospital

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