In 1972, the local governments of Planning District 9 (Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock) formed the Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board. At this same time, the Planning District Commission recommended that the newly formed Community Services Board also provide services under Title III of the Older Americans Act. These events formed and created a combined area agency on aging and community services board – a unique organization at its inception and it continues to be the only such combined agency in Virginia. Its combined statutory mission rests with its Area Plan for Aging Services (Federal Older Americans Act), and Virginia Code 37.1 through its Performance Contract with the Virginia State Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services.
In 2011, we updated our name to “doing business as” Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services (RRCS). In 2023, the name was updated again to Encompass Community Supports (ECS).
The Mission of Encompass Community Supports (formally known as Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services) is to improve the quality of life in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock Counties by providing comprehensive mental health, substance use, developmental disability, housing, children’s, and aging services.
Encompass Community Supports (ECS), formally known as Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services, is an organization that leads with integrity and excellence. We embrace diversity, collaboration, accountability, and innovation in responding to the ever-changing needs of our community.
ECS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, in employment matters and in its programs and services. For additional information on ECS’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures, please see our Non Discrimination Statement.