Premier Behavioral Health Center for Military-Connected Youth
For 90 years, The Barry Robinson Center has been improving the lives of children and families. The Center offers a residential treatment program for military-connected youth with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Youth from military-connected families will find a supportive community here. Our treatment programs have been designed to help children and teens from military-connected families find understanding and acceptance, which contributes to their success in treatment. Many of our employees served in the military, and we are committed to training all employees in military lifestyle and culture.
The Center provides a holistic environment that sets youth and their families on the path to healing. Our staff includes qualified and compassionate therapists, teachers, counselors, doctors, nurses, and dietitians. Our open college-like campus on the border of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia, combines modern residential facilities with several original colonial-style buildings dating to 1933. This combination makes it one of the most beautiful and unique residential treatment centers in the region.
“Thank you so much, K-lawless staff and teachers, you are missed, You have helped me a lot and it means the world to me!! Stay strong !!”
“Good day! BRC is wonderful! From the CEO, Mr. McCartney, to all of those wonderful people that impact your child. They are all available for your family at any time. Ms. Tawanda was perfect for our family and our son. She is an amazing human being! I really can’t say enough about BRC. Everyone from the medical/nursing staff, educators, dorm teams, administration and those that impact our children with extracurricular activities. The Barry Robinson Center has individuals that truly care about your children no matter the age, issues or what family dynamics are presented.
My son and our family are so thankful for this behavioral health center for military-connected families. He not only learned how to understand and process his issues; he attended religious services, did well in school, started to play the piano again and Boy Scouts! Anyone with issues in their family know these are amazing accomplishments. Some issues can be overwhelming, long lasting, and mentally and physically defeating, to say the least. However, the professionals at BRC have many models and services that they implement and constantly improve for our families. We not only learned what was going on with our son, we also learn how to all live healthy lives together and support one another. I would recommend this facility to those families that are ready to understand, support and get back to what’s important. Our children, our family….”
“Thank you staff for helping me discharge, and thank you Lawless and K-house staff. I miss you guys and hope to hear from you soon!”
“Thank you for helping me. I am thankful for the staff there, and I miss you guys. The staff helped so much when I was there, and I’m proud of my progress.”
“BRC was the right place to take our son for a dual diagnosis treatment. They were so quick in the enrollment process and helped us navigate the admission process when our thoughts were turned upside down. It was amazing to see how all the different components of BRC worked together to get the best outcome for our teenager. We will be forever grateful.”
“My wife and I write this letter of reference for The Barry Robinson Center expressing our complete support for their therapeutic services provided to children and adolescents dealing with emotional and mental conditions requiring long term residential care. The Barry Robinson Center saw our son as an individual and designed tailored and unique treatment, education, social and emotional plans. The staff was creative and always available to quick responses from us as parents. They also fully understood and took into consideration the demands of the military family and incorporated those concerns into all aspects of treatment. It is also important to point out the atmosphere of The Barry Robinson Center. The campus never feels like a confined, restrictive, uninviting environment. We would best describe it as a therapeutic boarding school with full-time staff that treats everyone like family. We will always value the skills and knowledge we gained in giving our son every possible opportunity. Thanks to The Barry Robinson Center, we have hope for a more successful future.”
“I wish I knew how to better express my heartfelt gratitude and the indebtedness I feel towards you. You believed in my son when no one else did. You saw the good in him when no one else could see past the outbursts and destruction. You showed him and me a better way to communicate, to reflect, to grow, to love. You have a way of listening and understanding and caring. In the darkest times, you gave us light. I know our journey continues. I know our struggles are entirely not over. But we are equipped with an arsenal to persevere and live well. I cannot thank you enough for the time and energy and efforts and expertise you have poured on our child. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for everything.”
“I am a former BRC resident from many years ago. I came to BRC for help with my depression, and you reminded me how to find worth in myself once again. Soon after I was discharged, my father received orders to move us to the Washington D.C. area for a new assignment. I started high school there and graduated last year. I now work at one of the military bases. In my spare time, I enjoy playing paintball. You saved my life, and I’m not sure where I might be if I had not spent the time I did at your facility. Thank you all so much! A special thanks to my therapist, Mr. Otis and everyone else. Here’s a word of advice to anyone considering BRC – don’t wait for someone to figure out you’re struggling. Take action and speak up. Things will only get worse if you hold it in. Thank you again. You all are amazing! Keep it up!”
“We were tremendously impressed and ultimately picked BRC because of your rapid and thorough intake. Thank you so much for all that you do!”
“We’ll be there in the morning. Can’t wait to bring our son home!! Thank you so much for everything. I feel like I have my sweet little boy back.”
“My daughter, a former BRC resident, has been doing an amazing job since she has returned home. Her teachers have made comments that it is a complete change, for the good. She is entering high school this year and was accepted into the BioMed program. She is also going to try out for the school volleyball team. I owe you and everyone at The Barry Robinson Center an ongoing thank you for all you have done and the support/help you did with her. I don’t know where we would be today if you guys had not become a part of our lives. I am forever grateful for this.”
“BRC not only changes the lives of their residents, but they change the lives of their entire families! I’m so grateful for the support and changes that you have helped facilitate in our lives. BRC is a very special place, and I will always be grateful for what you have done for us.”