About us


At Bacon Street, we are passionate about supporting families. For over 45 years we have served adolescents and families dealing with substance abuse through treatment and prevention programs. Our mission is centered around mentorship, advocacy, support, healing, listening, and empathy. We work to build lifelong relationships with the communities we serve and focus on healing for the entire family during treatment. At Bacon Street, we truly understand how scary and overwhelming adolescent substance abuse issues are and we are here to help, free of judgment and full of compassion.


With over four decades of experience serving children and families Bacon Street Youth and Family Services has been recognized for its work by the Virginia Legislature, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Virginia Association of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The agency has been a leader in the implementation of family-focused models addressing a range of co-occurring disorders among youth. More than 15,000 families have received assistance from Bacon Street, which has remained focused on its core mission to address youth substance use and abuse on the Virginia Peninsula.

Board of Directors

  • Cindy Palmaz, President
  • Darley Richard Twiddy, Vice President
  • Melissa Tucker, Treasurer
  • Ginny Carey, Secretary
  • Sheldon Franck
  • George Gilfillan
  • Antonija Simpson
  • Jerry Moore
  • Bryan Forrest
  • Anne Pinto
  • Mary Minor