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.
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 –
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 www.fairfaxconnector.com or call 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608, or visit www.wmata.com, 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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