Executive Director

Kimberly Shaw

241 Greenhouse Rd.
Lexington, VA 24450
Fax 540-462-6700

Welcome to Rockbridge Area Community Services' (RACS) web site and thank you for your interest. We trust that you will find our web site to be useful to you, whether you are an individual seeking services, a concerned family member, a community agency, or a staff member.

Rockbridge Area Community Services, as a public non-profit community-based service agency, recognizes that accessing the appropriate services or information can sometimes be challenging. With over 30 different program services in our two counties (Bath and Rockbridge) and two cities (Lexington and Buena Vista), effective communication is a high priority for our organization. We hope that our web site will serve to improve your access to services as well as offer you a wealth of information. Please assist us in our efforts to enhance communications with all of our customers, individuals, agencies and staff or other stakeholders - by letting us know if you have difficulty obtaining any services or information. Our primary agency telephone number is 540-463-3141.

Rockbridge Area Community Services, commonly called RACS, was formed in 1982 as part of a state-wide system of community services boards.  The members on our Board of Directors are appointed by the various jurisdictions that we serve and the members serve a maximum of three 3-year terms.  While our Mission Statement is elsewhere on this website, I believe it is worth repeating here as it is the guiding principle for all that we do:

It is the mission of Rockbridge Area Community Services to help prevent and treat mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse, and to enhance the quality of life of individuals who experience these conditions in the Cities of Buena Vista and Lexington and the Counties of Rockbridge and Bath, Virginia by providing individualized treatments, establishing and expanding programs and support systems, and promoting integration into the community.

Please take a moment to browse our web site and become familiar with our agency. I hope you will notice the wide array of services we provide. Our expanding services reflect a commitment to many of our core service values.  In your review of our agency I hope that it is obvious that we value our Customers, our Community, and our Employees.  We also embrace and promote diversity and encourage, value, respect and appreciate individual differences.  

While experiencing diminishing resources yet ever increasing accountability for public sector behavioral healthcare, RACS continues to provide quality community-based services and fulfill our organizational mission. We would love to hear from you. Please let us know how you think we are doing. We are always open to any recommendations that would improve our quality of care.

Thank you.


241 Greenhouse Road

Lexington, VA 24450


Non-Emergency Toll-Free




8:30 am–5 pm


Bath Community Hospital

106 Park Drive

Hot Springs, VA 24445



3rd Wednesday of Every Month  9 am–3 pm


75 Village Way
Lexington, VA 24450



Monday–Thursday 9 am–4 pm

Friday 10 am–2 pm


101 West 29th Street
Buena Vista, VA 24416




8 am–4 pm


Mental Health Emergency Counseling

24 hours a day – 7 days a week


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