Highlands Community Services was founded in 1972 to be the local organization (Community Services Board or CSB) responsible for providing behavioral health care to all individuals seeking mental health, substance abuse, or developmental services. Since then, HCS has become a leader in the region, providing cutting-edge types of intervention and treatment programs, through a comprehensive system of care to children, adolescents, and adults.
President Kennedy requested a “bold, new approach to solve the problems of mental illness."
Local governments established The Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Board of Washington Co. and the City of Bristol VA.
The Board changed its name to Highlands Community Services and soon relocated its offices.
HCS opened the headquarters site on Campus Drive and the Crisis Recovery Center on Hillman Highway.
Intellectual Disability Services moved to their new home, known as the Annex, to bring their services under one roof.
The Stepping Stones Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program, our adult clubhouse model, opened their doors.
The Oasis opened as a unique mental health training center for adults.
Highlands Community Services is one of the largest employers in the area...improving lives and discovering possibilities daily.