Peer-Run Recovery and Drop-In Centers

Recovery and drop-in centers are places where people with mental illness can stop by to enjoy a cup of coffee, socialize or just hang out in a low stress, low demand environment. Centers are typically staffed with volunteers and paid peer-staff who ensure a safe, comfortable and friendly atmosphere. People who come to the centers connect with (and find hope and inspiration from) a community of people in recovery. Peers encourage one another toward independence in housing, education and jobs.

  • Annandale Consumer Wellness Center – 703-531-4650
    Heritage Center, East Building
    7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite 260, Annandale, VA 22003
    Open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Bottom floor, look for CWC signs.

  • Laurie Mitchell Employment Center – 703-461-8088
    6295 Edsall Road, Suite 175, Alexandria, VA 22312
    Open Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Computer classes, support groups, employment assistance, seminars, workshops, Toastmasters & more!
    Program Director: Daniel Lawson

  • Merrifield Peer Resource Center – 703-559-3100
    8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, First Floor East, Fairfax VA 22031
    Open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Assistance with wellness education, peer support and finding resources.

  • Reston Drop-in Center – 703-481-4171
    1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 200, Reston, VA 20190
    Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Great food, good company; call for groups/activities.

  • South County Recovery and Drop-in Center – 703-341-6890
    8794-S Sacramento Drive, Alexandria, VA 22309
    Open Mondays and Thursdays, 3 to 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 7:30 p.m.
    Serves Route 1 corridor, Eleanor Kennedy Shelter and homeless; laundry, shower and other resources available.

For information on how to reach these locations using public transportation, visit or call 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608, or visit, 202-637-7000, TTY 202-638-3780.

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 703-324-7000, TTY 711. Please allow two weeks’ notice to arrange ADA accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-7000, TTY 711.

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