The Barry Robinson Center

Premier Behavioral Health Center for Children

For more than 80 years, The Barry Robinson Center has been improving the lives of children and families. As a premier non-profit behavioral health system, The Center offers a residential treatment program for boys and girls, ages 6-17, with mental health issues, including a dual diagnosis program for teens with substance abuse issues. The Center also offers outpatient substance abuse services for teens, as well as a treatment foster care program.

Children and teens from military-connected families will find a supportive community at The Center. 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 children, teens and families on the path to healing. Our staff includes qualified and compassionate therapists, teachers, counselors, doctors, nurses and dietitians. Our 32-acre 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. Our campus provides a safe and serene setting for programs designed to help youth and their families overcome emotional and behavioral difficulties.

We encourage families to tour the campus and talk with our staff to find out how The Center can help your child.

TESTIMONIALS

One family's story from crisis to hope. We are your typical American family; happily married parents, four kids, and a dog. In the early weeks of 2016, we found ourselves in a family crisis like none other we had …
What a great performance today by the Voices of Pride! Everyone really enjoyed the singing performance by the children. The BRC children were respectful and helpful to the staff and residents at The Memory Center. …
I just want to let you know how much I appreciate the communication from The Barry Robinson Center. It makes me happy that I am able to feel comfortable calling Rodney and asking these questions, getting his …
I wanted to respond to your email once I arrived home and got situated. I had a wonderful trip. Everything couldn't have gone better if I had planned it. Every interaction that I had with staff, my time with my …
I want to thank you all. I have met a few families at the Ronald McDonald House staying there to tour The Barry Robinson Center and I've told them how amazing you all have been and the amazing difference you've made with …
I am sitting at the airport in Virginia thinking about the wonderful weekend I spent with my daughter. It was not perfect, and started a bit rocky, but the recovery was quick which enabled us to spend some quality time …
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