Events and Initiatives


Current Events

  • Gartlan Center Wellness & Recovery Festival – On Wednesday, September 24, the Gartlan Center invites you to attend their Wellness & Recovery Festival! In celebration of the 25th Annual Recovery Month, the event will include opportunities to learn more about the eight Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Financial, Occupational, Spiritual, Intellectual, Environmental and Social, as well as exploring the multicultural dimension that enriches our community life. The event will be held at the Gartlan Center, 8119 Holland Road, Alexandria, VA 22306 ( directions) from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We hope to see you there! Download the flyer in English and Spanish.
  • Rental Choice VA information sessions – The CSB is hosting two information sessions on Thursday, September 25, about the CSB’s new pilot program, Rental Choice VA. The program provides individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) or developmental disabilities (DD) who currently live in Medicaid-funded group homes, intermediate care facilities, or nursing facilities, or who live with their parents and receive Medicaid ID or DD Waiver services, an opportunity to move to safe, affordable rental housing they can lease on their own or with a friend. To learn more, come to one of the information sessions, either from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 25 at the Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway Room 324, Fairfax, VA 22035. Individuals and families are invited to attend and should RSVP to Jeannie Cummins.
  • Project In-Sight – The seventh annual exhibit of art and poetry created by members of the Northwest Center community, including youth and adults receiving CSB services, family members, friends and staff by the Northwest Center Community and Friends is going on now through September 30, 2014. Learn more about Project In-Sight.
  • Together on the Pathway to Wellness: The Good Life – A Vision for Recovery — Along with the CSB, the Wellness and Recovery Committee sponsors this day-long conference on Friday, October 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the NVCC Annandale Campus. Have you or someone you care about experienced mental health and/or substance use challenges? Want to learn more about wellness and recovery? Then this event is for YOU! Explore how to: build and grow good relationships, stay healthy and feel good, and have fun! Learn more about the conference and register online, or download the printable flyer. Some scholarships are available. Call 703-980-4641 or email the Conference Coordinators with questions.

Ongoing Events and Initiatives

Annual Event

  • In light of budget and staffing constraints, the CSB will no longer be coordinating its annual Tim Harmon Recovery Run 5K race. This popular event has raised over $185,000 to support research and efforts to prevent Hepatitis C, the disease that took the life of Tim Harmon, a much loved and respected member of the CSB staff. The CSB wishes to thank everyone who helped make this event such a great success!

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