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.
Partnerships are key for emplolyment and day services – 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.
- Self-Directed services help people with developmental disabilities develop important vocational and life skills through activities they choose.
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 a screening for services, without prior appointment. [What to bring for your first visit.]