Beeman Commission Seeks Input

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

Dec. 5, 2007

Beeman Commission Seeks Input on
Fairfax County’s Mental Health Care Services

Consumers, their family members or significant others and service providers are asked to take an anonymous survey to provide input on Fairfax County’s mental health care services. The survey gauges how well these services promote recovery from mental illness.

It is being conducted by the Josiah H. Beeman Commission, which is composed of local, state and national mental health care experts and consumer advocates. Survey results will help the group advise the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on the future direction of mental health services in the Fairfax-Falls Church community.

The short survey can be answered online from home or a county library at A paper copy is also available at all county libraries, most Community Services Board service sites, and consumer-operated drop-in centers. The survey ends on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

The following drop-in centers will offer survey assistance at scheduled times:

  • Reston Drop-In Center, 1820 Michael Faraday Dr., 2nd Floor, Reston, 703-437-5101, TTY 711.

  • Consumer Wellness Center of Falls Church, 6245 Leesburg Pike, Suite 420, Falls Church, 703-531-4653, TTY 711.

  • Fairfax On Our Own, 9794-S Sacramento Dr., Alexandria, 703-531-6398, TTY 711.

Survey participants are not asked to identify themselves, where they receive services or what kinds of services they receive. A summary of survey results will be posted on Fairfax County’s Web site.

For information about the survey or the commission, visit, or call 703-324-7407, TTY 711. For recorded information on the availability of the consumer survey in other languages, call 703-324-2400, TTY 711.


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