Address: 2965 Colonnade Drive Suite 130 Roanoke, VA 24018 View Map
Phone: (540) 989-7175

About Us

Braley & Thompson, Inc. was established in 1979 by Dean Braley and Ray Thompson to provide exceptional community-based treatment programming to serve the needs of children and families throughout Virginia.

Outpatient Counseling, Stress and Anger Management Services

Through our professional Outpatient Counseling Services, Braley & Thompson promotes, treats, and enhances the lives of children, families, and individuals through community-based experiences.  Learn more...

Treatment-Based Foster Care in Virginia

Braley & Thompson focuses on Therapeutic Foster Care. Treatment-based foster care offers a safe and stable environment for youth in foster care to manage their social, emotional, and educational issues. Braley & Thompson’s foster families work with a team of professional staff to develop unique responses to meet the individualized needs of each child. We fully train all of our foster families before we certify them. Our service areas include: Richmond, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Christiansburg, Woodbridge, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Abingdon, and surrounding areas in Virginia.  Learn more...

Foster Family Forms and Resources

Braley & Thompson has compiled the following forms and informational resources to assist you with locating and accessing the available resources for foster parents in the state of Virginia. Although family reunification is the priority for most children in the foster care system, our goal is to assist children and families with making the most progress possible during the child/children’s stay with you as a foster parent. Together, we are raising the next generation.  Learn more...

Independent Living Services and Support

Braley & Thompson offers foster care youth ages 17 – 21 an Independent Living Apartment Program that includes comprehensive case management services in a safe and secure environment. Residents receive an Independent Living assessment and individualized service planning, educational opportunities, vocational supports, and employment assistance. Residents participate in traditional classroom instruction, in addition to hands-on, skill based training. Each apartment is furnished and located near public transportation, shopping, educational facilities, and employment opportunities in Roanoke and Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Learn more...


Braley & Thompson offers an Intensive In-Home Program in Chesapeake and Roanoke, Virginia for children and adolescents from ages 5 – 18, who live in a community-based family system. The program assists young people who display symptoms and behaviors that put them at risk for placement in a more restrictive setting, or who could be returned from a restrictive setting to a family, given adequate treatment supports.  Learn more...

Life Skills

Our Braley & Thompson Life Skills Coaching services assist at-risk youth in their homes and in the Chesapeake community to support them in achieving independence and maintaining stability in their environment. We help teens learn the skills needed to prevent removal from their home and community due to legal involvement, drug and alcohol use, psychiatric needs, and severe limitations in social and personal relationships.  Learn more...

Mental Health

Braley & Thompson offers outpatient therapy and counseling services for adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Our services are available for any consumer in the communities of Roanoke, Abingdon, and Chesapeake, Virginia, as well as those clients who are already involved in our foster care program.  Learn more...

Mentoring Programs for At-Risk Youth

We work with at-risk youth and adolescents in their homes and in their communities of Roanoke and Chesapeake, Virginia to provide role modeling, therapeutic recreation, behavior management and modification, independent living skills training, tutoring, community integration, and many other services. The young adults in our program are experiencing issues including academic difficulties, self-esteem issues, impulsive behaviors, physical isolation, verbal or physical aggression, and substance abuse. They need to learn social and independent living skills and may be involved with a negative peer group. These young adults truly benefit from working with a mentor.  Learn more...

Parenting Classes

Braley & Thompson offers a series of parenting classes that are available for our prospective foster families, as well as adoptive families and the general public. These informative sessions cover a wide variety of topics related to assisting parents with providing a structured environment, as well as social, emotional, and educational supports to ensure that each child has the best opportunity to achieve ongoing success throughout his or her life. Basic five-hour courses and advanced ten-hour courses are available.  Learn more...

15 East Valley Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
(276) 626 – 4385
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183 Spotnap Road Suite D Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 978 – 1121
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2010 Old Greenbrier Road Suite G Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 420 – 6203
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180 Teel Street Christiansburg, VA 29073
(540) 394 – 7110
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2201-D Graves Mill Road Suite D Forest, VA 24551
(434) 832 – 1326
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1640 E. Parham Road Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 553-9401
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4300 Ridgewood Center Drive Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 878-8216
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Considering Becoming a Foster Parent?

When you make the important decision to become a foster parent, you are helping the community, as well as, making a significant positive impact on the personal, emotional, and physical health of a child in need. If you are considering becoming a foster parent, Braley & Thompson provides comprehensive training and resources to support you 24 hours 7 days a week!

At Braley & Thompson, we support our foster families and the community. We take great efforts to provide continuity of care for all of the youth in our care. In addition, we believe in the importance of providing relevant information and training for our foster parents and staff to provide the type of quality care that our foster care youth deserve.

Why Be Foster Parents with Us:

  • Paid respite
  • Evidenced based pre-service training
  • Incentives for referring other parents
  • Behavior modification system paid out to youth
  • Recreation monies reimbursed to parents
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • On-going training opportunities