It’s five times more expensive to care for people with mental illness in a hospital than in the community, so it makes financial sense that the governor’s proposed budget contains more money for a model mental health program designed to keep people out of hospitals.
When individuals or families face a mental health crisis in and around Charlottesville, help is just a phone call away. Region Ten’s Emergency Services are available 24/7. Patients with serious depression, schizophrenia and other mental illness are welcomed at the community mental health center
Officials with the Department of Rail and Public transportation and Norfolk Southern have signed an agreement to extend Amtrak service from Lynchburg to Roanoke.
Governor McDonnell says last year’s transportation funding plan was instrumental in funding the return of intercity passenger rail service to the Star City for the first time in more than 30 years. State Department of Rail and Public Transportation Director Thelma Drake says the agreement is a big step forward
One goal of outgoing Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is ensuring that there are advocates for domestic violence and human trafficking victims after he leaves office.
One of Cuccinelli’s final acts as A-G is allocating millions of dollars for human trafficking victims. Cuccinelli says while Virginia has made progress in finding, arresting, and increasing penalties for human traffickers, one of the system’s biggest holes is providing the victims with a sanctuary—a place to get back on their feet.
In an address on school choice, or voucher programs, Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor lashed out at President Obama and others.
Cantor - the number two House Republican - has been touring city schools from his Richmond district to as far away as Denver. He says to alleviate poverty the government should get out of the way of low income families who want to send their kids to charter schools.