Opioid Abatement Community Input Sessions

Are you tired of the devastating impact that opioid abuse has on individuals, families and communities? Do you want to be a part of the solution and help create a safer and healthier future? Let your voice be heard and join us at our opioid abatement listening sessions.

Norfolk Community Services Board understands the urgency of addressing the opioid crisis and the importance of involving the community in finding effective solutions.


The Commonwealth of Virginia settled its lawsuit with prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors. The City of Norfolk agreed to participate in these settlements, which resulted in funds being made available to the City to address the ongoing opioid epidemic.

To meet the needs of our community, the Norfolk Community Services Board will hold a series of listening sessions to ensure we are delivering a community-driven and inclusive approach in the treatment options available in Norfolk.

Community Listening Sessions

Join us in our fight against opioid abuse by attending our upcoming listening sessions. Together, we can create a future where addiction is prevented, treatment is accessible, and recovery is possible. You may attend one or all sessions. 
Registration is preferred but not required.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Southside Boys & Girls Club
701 Berkley Ave. Ext. 
Click here to register for this session.

Thursday, Sept. 28
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lambert's Point Community Center
1251 W. 42nd St.
Click here to register for this session.

Tuesday, Oct. 3
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
111 W. Ocean View Ave. 
Click here to register for this session. 

Thursday, Oct. 5
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Norview Community Center
6380 Sewells Point Rd. 
Click here to register for this session. 

Virtual Town Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. via Webex
Attendee Link: https://convoice.webex.com/weblink/register/r9c7df6d5aac658c17fdc9372cb1b5e1a

All sessions are open to everyone, especially individuals in recovery, families of those impacted by opioid use disorders, peers, allies, service providers and law enforcement. 

By participating in these sessions, you'll have the opportunity to: 

  • SHARE your personal experiences. Whether you've struggled with opioid addiction yourself or witnessed the impact with someone you care about, your story matters and your firsthand experiences can provide valuable insights that can guide our efforts. 
  • CONTRIBUTE to community-driven solutions: We believe that the best solutions can come from the community. By participating in our listening sessions, you can help us identify gaps in existing services, propose innovative ideas and shape policies that address the root causes of opioid abuse.
  • CONNECT with others: Our listening sessions will bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds with a shared understanding, offering support and encouragement. 
  • MAKE a lasting impact: Your voice matters and your input will directly influence the actions we take to address the opioid crisis. You can help shape the policies, programs and resources that will make a lasting impact on individuals, families and communities affected by opioid abuse. 

Programs and Services

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, Norfolk Community Services Board offers programs and services to help. No matter the circumstances, Norfolk Community Services Board is committed to serving and supporting recovery with dignity and respect. 

Substance Abuse Services
Peer Recovery Services
Norfolk Community Services Board Main Number: (757) 756-5600