Support Services of Virginia

Welcome to SSVA

SSVA is a unique group of Human Services Professionals who have come together for a common purpose --to help make the world a more Positive and Peaceful Place!

Kay Reed Mirick founded SSVA on September 6, 1994 with a unique vision. She held the belief that by redefining the concept of service delivery for individuals with disabilities, it is possible for them to achieve positive and peaceful lives. This is achieved though the use of positive practices, a cutting edge therapeutic approach exclusively used and developed by Support services of Virginia.

Today that vision is carried on by her son, Chip Dodd, and protégé, Andie Plumley, who are committed to improving our corner of the world, encouraging fun and laughter, and turning negatives into positives.

In addition to providing services across Virginia for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, SSVA advocates for the rights of all individuals. In so doing, SSVA has expressed its support of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Settlement Agreement that would help the Commonwealth of Virginia shift its system of care from one that prioritizes institutional care to one that supports community options.