The VB Strong Center (VBSC) is a hub of information and support dedicated to the families and loved ones of those that lost their lives on 5-31-2019, everyone who was present during the event, the responders and the community as a whole. VBSC is a partnership between the City of Virginia Beach and Sentara healthcare and is staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals dedicated to helping people gain access to needed services for long term healing and recovery.
Anyone impacted by 5-31 is encouraged to call, 757-507-7200, or email to find out more about what VBSC has to offer as well as checking out the Events page to register for free classes tat focus on healing, understanding and connection.
Check out information on the VB Homicide Survivor Support Group with sessions beginning March 15th, 2021.
Join The VB Strong Center this month for Art in the Park!
Thursday, April 22 from 5:30-7:00 pm
Art in the Park with the VB Strong Center @ Mt. Trashmore
Come by and paint Kindness Rocks and help spread kindness through our region! Rocks, paints and brushes will be provided. No fee to participate.
Thursday, April 29 from 5:30-7:00 pm
Art in the Park with VB Strong Center and The Zeiders American Dream Theater @ Mt. Trashmore
Come by and join us as we recycle paper and turn it into Forget me Not Seed Paper.
**Registration is not required for these events and both events are Weather Permitting
The VB Strong Center’s goal is to assist our community on its journey to recovery as individuals define their future and strive to meet the needs of themselves and their families.
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The VB Strong Center
- The VB Strong Center is located in the second story of The Offices at Landstown Commons (above Firehouse Subs and Saladworks)
- Enter office space at the arched breezeway in the middle of the plaza
- Take the stairs or elevator to the second floor, Suite 2001
- Parking is available in front of and behind the office space
Anyone impacted by the May 31 tragedy is welcome to call, email or visit the VB Strong Center.
To protect the confidentiality and privacy of visitors, members of the media are not allowed to visit the center without making prior arrangements with the Sentara Healthcare public relations team.
The content of VB Strong Center (VBSC) programs is related to the recovery and healing process of individuals directly and indirectly impacted by the events of 5-31-2019. VBSC psychoeducational classes are for the purpose of education and information only and are not a substitute for therapy or equivalent to a therapeutic relationship. VBSC classes are designed to share information and do not include opportunities for individuals to share or process personal experiences.
VBSC programs are not intended to and should not serve as a substitute for medical advice or diagnoses rendered to you by your individual doctor or other health care provider. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. VBSC offers case management provided by mental health professionals who are available to provide navigation services to identify resources to meet your individual needs.
Information accessed through VBSC is provided “AS IS” and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.