Special to the Register & Bee

Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services will host an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at the agency’s main campus at 245 Hairston St. in Danville.

This free event is open to the public and will offer the opportunity for the community to tour the new facilities. Danville Vice Mayor Lee Vogler, Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Chairman Joe Davis, DPCS Board of Directors Chairwoman Shelby Irving and Bellevue, Inc., President Don Merricks will be heard during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Lenard D. Lackey, Jr. Training Room in the new north wing at DPCS will be dedicated following the ribbon cutting. Light refreshments will be served and children’s activities, including bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals and a hot dog food truck, will be provided.

DPCS, created in 1972 by a joint resolution of Danville City Council and the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, is the Community Services Board that provides mental health, developmental disability, substance use and prevention services to the residents of the city and county.

A 15-member board of directors, appointed by Danville City Council and the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, establishes policy and direction for the Agency.

Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services has grown to be a large employer in Southside Virginia, with nearly 300 staff members and an annual budget in excess of $26 million. In fiscal year 2018, the agency operated from service locations throughout the city and county, affecting the lives of 17,192 children and adults in Danville and Pittsylvania County through its behavioral health, developmental disability and prevention programs.

For more information, call Karen Sgrinia at (434) 799-0456.

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