About Us

Strengthening Our System, Inc. is a licensed provider with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote independence, increased daily living skills, personal empowerment, and improved quality of life through the provision of home and community based services and supports to children and adults with Intellectual Disability (ID), Developmental Disabilities (DD) and/or Mental Health (MH) issues.

Our Company

About SOS

Strengthening Our System, Inc. (SOS) is a private, for-profit human services agency serving the following regions of Virginia: New River Valley, Blue Ridge and Piedmont. Services are also provided in the Richmond area to include: Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Powhatan, Petersburg, Hopewell, Chester and other affiliated areas.

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Credentials

Strengthening Our System, Inc. is a licensed provider with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). This company is owned and operated by Parris Stafford who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 17 years experience in serving at-risk and special needs children, families, and adults.

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Special Considerations

This company does not maintain a waiting list for services. All inquiries will be served promptly. If this company is unable to respond within a reasonable time frame (two weeks) contacts will be notified immediately and offered referral options to similar professional organizations for services. Individuals, families, and organizations are encouraged to express their preferences for staff. Every effort will be made to accommodate these preferences through available staff or special recruitment.

Why Choose Us

Reason #1 – Person Centered Approach

SOS Inc. provides  a Person Centered Approach in supports to make each service individualized the best we can to ensure the right supports are in place and to encourage growth & independence.

Person Centered Approach: We develop and implement personalized support plans and services unique to the specific needs of each person. Having the correct supports in place encourages growth and independence, which is our ultimate goal and overriding philosophy. 

Reason #2:  Quality Care

SOS Inc. strives to provide Quality Care to the individuals we serve and to make sure our employees are trained, knowledgeable, and matched to meet the individual’s needs.

Reason #3:  Longevity

SOS Inc. has shown longevity as a private company in providing supports throughout the New River Valley, and more recently expanded services into the Piedmont, Mount Rogers, and Richmond region. 

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