CSB Community Dialogues: Let’s Talk!
Help us shape the future as we evolve our services to meet urgent demands
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board served over 22,000 individuals in FY 2016. Staff and community partners provided treatment or services for mental health and substance use concerns, supports to help people with developmental disabilities and early intervention services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays. By using innovative, evidence-based practices, the CSB provides high quality services and meets the needs for people in our community who need supports 24/7.
The vision of the CSB is that everyone in our community should have the support needed to live a healthy, fulfilling life.
All residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church can access CSB emergency services; entry and referral services; and wellness, health promotion and prevention services. All families with children up to age three who have developmental delays and meet certain eligibility requirements can access Infant and Toddler Connection services.
For most other, non-emergency CSB services, there are eligibility requirements so that people who most need the services are able to access them. For example, for substance use disorder services, women and girls who are pregnant, intravenous drug users, and people asking for treatment for abuse of heroin and other opioid drugs have priority. The CSB is guided by detailed criteria regarding who has priority access to services; services are primarily for people whose conditions seriously impact their daily functioning. Many of CSB’s priority eligibility requirements are set by state or federal law.
The CSB is taking a fresh look at how we decide which groups have priority eligibility and access to our non-emergency services.
Here are some of the reasons we are taking another look at our guidelines:
- A heroin and opioid addiction crisis is sweeping our nation and our community. CSB is expanding access to treatment and supports for people seeking recovery. More people are seeking CSB services, including youth and families who can now walk in, without prior appointment, to the CSB’s Merrifield Center and speak with a staff member, rather than having to initiate contact over the phone.
- In the wake of a statewide redesign of Medicaid waiver services, we are helping hundreds of newly eligible people with developmental disabilities get needed supports and services.
- We are providing alternatives to incarceration for people with mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, or developmental disabilities who commit low-level offenses and need treatment and supports, not jail.
- There is a community gap in access to behavioral healthcare services for our youth and adults. The CSB wants to hear about ways we can partner to fill that gap.
We want to hear what you think. Your opinions will help us shape the future as we continue to evolve our services and meet the urgent demands.
CSB is holding a series of community dialogues. Come join us!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Center, 1850 Cameron Drive, Reston, 20190
Tuesday, March 14,
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Gartlan Center, 8119 Holland Road, Alexandria, 22306
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, 22031
If you are unable to attend, you can share your thoughts via email or call our CSB public affairs line at 703-324-7006.
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For information, call 703-324-7006, TTY 711.
Updated March 15, 2017