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  The Friends of Virginia’s Central State Hospital is a non-profit organization. Friends was formed in 2018 to propose, provide, and support events and activities that contribute to increased public knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of the hospital’s origin in 1870 as well as its current mission, services, staffing, and future contributions to citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.


  Friends of Central State are volunteers from a diversity of communities, backgrounds, and organizations that share a mutual interest in the design, access, funding, maintenance, and evaluation of quality mental health care.  Friends has applied for 501-C-3 status.

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