Al-Anon/Alateen Service Center

Provides help for families of alcoholics, whether active or sober, by offering fellowship and working the twelve step program. Meetings are held on different days of the week at various locations throughout the area.

Pembroke One, Suite 406
281 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 499-1443 phone

Alcoholics Anonymous
Provides a mutual support, self-help group dedicated to overcoming dependency on excessive use/abuse of alcohol.

Suite C-1
4968 Euclid Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 490-3980 phone

Bon Secours Maryview Behavioral Medicine Services
Offers psychiatric care for adults, specialized treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse, and a pain management program. In addition to inpatient treatment, the hospital provides day-hospital programs, outpatient services, information and referral services, and a comprehensive speaker's bureau.

3636 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707

(757) 398-2367 phone
(757) 398-2396 fax

Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, City of Portsmouth
Institutes and conducts court proceedings on behalf of the people of Portsmouth; assists victims in filing for compensation.

430 Crawford Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1417
Portsmouth, VA 23705

(757) 393-8581 phone

Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court, Inc.

Collaborates with the Juvenile Courts to make a positive difference in the lives of Portsmouth at-risk youth and their families. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers work on behalf of abused and neglected children and young people in Portsmouth. Mentoring provides students at Churchland Middle School with trained adults who offer guidance and support.

Community Services Program
Suite 310
600 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 397-2799 phone
(757) 397-2994 fax

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Southside
Provides an organization of victims, survivors, and concerned citizens with the determination to reduce deaths and injuries resulting from driving under the influence. Offered are newsletters, updates on current legislation, and drunk driving information. MADD is dedicated to assisting victims of drunk-driving crashes. Through crisis intervention, victim support groups, victim advocacy, judicial process, victim impact panels, and giving victims a chance to relate their ordeals to the convicted drunk drivers, the victim's suffering, grief, anger, and confusion is eased.

999 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 670-3850 phone

Narcotics Anonymous
Encourages men and women addicted to narcotics to get free from their addiction.

925 Ingleside Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 459-8467 phone

Portsmouth Police Department
Provides law enforcement and protection for Portsmouth residents. The Neighborhood Enhancement and Action Teams (N.E.A.T.) is a neighborhood-based community policing initiative. Crime prevention activities include neighborhood and business watch programs, Safety Town, and Volunteers in Policing.

711 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-8257 phone
(757) 393-5255 fax

Portsmouth Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare Services
Wide array of substance abuse prevention, treatment and support services for youth and adults. Treatment services include detoxification, short-term hospitalization, methadone treatment, outpatient counseling, and case coordination. Prevention services include training and activities for youth and families.

BB&T Bank Building,
Suite 400
500 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-5357 phone
(757) 393-5226 fax

Portsmouth Fire Administration
Provides fire prevention, control, and extinction in the city of Portsmouth.

Suite 100
309 County Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-8797 phone
(757) 393-5161 fax

Portsmouth Sheriff's Department
Provides incarceration for offenders and programs for their rehabilitation and work release. Court security and civil process are also provided by this agency.

701 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-8210 phone
(757) 393-5042 fax

Southeastern VA ASAP
Provides a total program designed to handle all levels of drinking and driving problems for ages 16 and above.

Suite 710
505 Washington Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 396-6980 phone

Victory in Jesus (Carmel Community Development Corp.)
Provides a faith-based approach to treating substance abuses and individuals infected with HIV/AIDS.

3310 Deep Creek Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23702

(757) 399-8646 phone
(757) 399-6230 fax


This site does not include all human service programs serving Portsmouth residents.
For additional services, contact The Planning Council Web site at