CSB Services - Employment and Day Services
Employment and Day Services provide multiple levels of supported employment and day support services for people with developmental disabilities, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders.
The CSB directly operates some services, such as the Cooperative Employment Program and Self-Directed Services, while others are contracted. Partnerships are key – the CSB coordinates with partner agencies (including the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and many others), private businesses, and nonprofit community organizations to provide these services.
- Day support services are day activities that may include learning independent living skills, enhancing personal activities of daily living, developing pre-vocational skills, and peer-run recovery “drop in” centers.
Employment services may include job placement (which for some
individuals may be in a group or facility-based setting) and employment
service coordination. Depending on an individual’s needs, various
levels of ongoing support can be provided.
- Learn more about the Cooperative Employment Program for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Approximately 1,300 persons with intellectual disability (ID) receive CSB employment or day services. Many others are eligible but remain on long waiting lists for services. The CSB is looking at various strategies to contain costs and serve more individuals who need these important services.
To find out about these services, call CSB Entry and Referral Services (available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 703-383-8500, TTY 711. Staff can take calls in English and Spanish and can access other languages when needed.
You can come in person to Entry & Referral Services at the CSB's Merrifield Center Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an assessment for services, without prior appointment. [What to bring for your first visit.]