Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia



Emergency - 703-573-5679 Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)

703-383-8500 | TTY 711

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daryl Washington, Acting Executive Director

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The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board provides services for people of all ages who have mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or developmental disabilities. The CSB also provides early intervention services for infants and toddlers who have developmental delays.

Need emergency help?

Call 911 if immediately life-threatening and ask for Crisis Intervention trained officer.

Emergency mental health services 24/7
703-573-5679   TTY 711

Fairfax Detoxification Center 24/7
TTY 703-322-9080

Or come directly to the Merrifield Center

Need information & services?

For other CSB services, call CSB Entry & Referral
703-383-8500   TTY 711
Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come directly to the Merrifield Center for a screening
Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Extended youth hours until 7 p.m. on Tues.)

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CSB News

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March 16, 2018
In conjunction with DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Drop off medications at any of the eight Fairfax County District Police Stations (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is a partnership with local businesses in collaboration with the following Fairfax County government departments: Police, Health, Public and Private Partnerships, Neighborhood and Community Services, Public Works and Environmental Services, and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Drug take back programs are important because they are a safe method for disposing of prescription drugs and are organized and closely monitored by local, state, and federal government agencies. Safe disposal of unused or expired medications prevents drug abuse and misuse, accidental poisoning, and protects the environment. Learn more about the prescription drug take-back programs. Saturday, April 28, 2018 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drop off unused or expired medications at a Fairfax County Police district station (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles) Disposal is FREE, convenient, confidential, and safe Safe handling of unused or expired medications: Prevents accidental poisoning Protects the environment Prevents drug abuse Drop-Off Sites Fair Oaks District Station 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033 Franconia District Station 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310 Mason District Station 6507 Columbia Pike , Annandale, VA 22003 McLean District Station 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 Mount Vernon District Station 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306 Reston District Station 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190 Sully District Station 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151 West Springfield District Station 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152 Need help with a substance abuse issue? Call the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board: Emergency Services (24/7) – 703-573-5679 (TTY 711) Fairfax Detoxification Center (24/7) – 703-502-7000 (TTY 703-322-9080) CSB Entry & Referral Services – 703-383-8500 Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies Printable Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout fliers English Spanish Korean

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April 4, 2018
Is your substance use becoming a concern to you or your loved ones? Do you face negative consequences stemming from your substance use? Are relationships suffering with people important to you? Are you having trouble completing responsibilities required by your job or school? Reflecting on your substance use is a matter of engaging in good self-care and overall physical and mental wellness. National Alcohol Screening Day is Thursday, April 5. Why not use this opportunity to take a brief, free, confidential online screening? Following the screening, you’ll receive referral information on how to find support in your area. You’ll also have an opportunity to seek wellness advice with a video doctor on the topic of alcohol use. This screening tool is a service provided by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB). National Alcohol Screening Day is an initiative first launched in 1999 by the National Institutes of Health. The aim of this event is to increase public awareness that alcohol abuse and alcoholism (in which a person is dependent on alcohol), are recognized disorders which can be treated. Ready for a change? Get to know the signs of alcohol use disorder early. If you would like to schedule an in-person screening or assessing, you can come to the Merrifield Center without an appointment, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll be asked to complete a written self-assessment about alcohol use. Health care professionals will discuss the results with you, listen to your concerns and direct you to appropriate resources if necessary. Call CSB’s Entry & Referral Services at 703-383-8500 for more information. Share this information with friends and family. Learn more about the symptoms of alcohol use disorder from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Need help with a substance abuse issue? Call the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board: Emergency Services (24/7) – 703-573-5679 (TTY 711) Fairfax Detoxification Center (24/7) – 703-502-7000 (TTY 703-322-9080) CSB Entry & Referral Services – 703-383-8500 Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies  

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April 3, 2018
In 2016, over 63,600 people died of a drug overdose in the United States; over 66% of those involved an opioid. Nationally, as well as in our own communities, we are experiencing rapid increases in the number of deaths and overdoses involving prescription medications and illicit opioids. Fairfax County has a plan to work towards addressing the crisis. Part of this plan includes you, the residents of our community. In April, there are free community involvement opportunities that will allow residents to learn more about the opioid crisis, why it is a danger, and preventative measures people can take. Clinicians from the Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board, the Fairfax County Health Department, law enforcement, people living in recovery, and family advocates are involved in the community events listed below. The public is encouraged to attend, ask questions, and get involved in fighting the opioid crisis and saving lives. OPIOIDS: A Fairfax City Community Conversation. A timely discussion about the nationwide epidemic and preventative measures we can take. Thursday, April 19, 7 to 9 p.m., Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Contact Louise Armitage, 703-385-7894. A Community Conversation about the Opioid Crisis: Students in 7th-12th grades and their parents. Saturday, April 28, 1 to 5 p.m. Epiphany Episcopal Church, 3301 Hidden Meadow Drive, Herndon, VA 20171. Register online at https://epiphanyes.org/occc (copy/paste the link in your browser). Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout. Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout on Saturday, April 28. Drop off medications at any of the eight Fairfax County District Police Stations (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. REVIVE training opportunities. REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose situation, how to administer naloxone, and what to do afterwards. Each attendee also receives a free REVIVE! kit, which includes all the supplies needed to administer naloxone. The medication itself can be acquired at a pharmacy after completing the training. Attendees also receive a safety plan to help individuals prevent overdose if they relapse. April 10, Fairfax, Merrifield Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 15, Chantilly, A New Beginning, 3 to 4 p.m. April 25, Alexandria, Gartlan Center, 1 to 2 p.m. If you know someone with a drug, alcohol, or mental health problem, help is here. Call the CSB at 703-383-8500. In an emergency 24/7, contact Fairfax Detox at 703-502-7000 or CSB Emergency Services at 703-573-5679. Call 911 in a life-threatening emergency.  

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March 23, 2018
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Crisis Care Program in Annandale needs help getting their healing and vegetable gardens ready for spring. Join us on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help clean up the outdoor space. Tasks include: Picking up sticks, limbs, branches and trash. Weeding, raking, spreading leaf mulch and wood chips. Prepping the garden for planting. Other related duties. Last year, volunteers dedicated over 1,000 hours to create a set of three gardens that would help people in the Crisis Care program find comfort and serenity in their time of crisis. With dedicated spaces, clients receiving crisis care are able to experience feelings of calmness and safety among colorful blooms and fragrant blossoms. Woodburn Place Crisis Care is a 16-bed regional facility that offers a community alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for Northern Virginia residents. Services are accessed through local Community Services Boards. Operated by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Woodburn Place Crisis Care offers short-term crisis stabilization services for men and women with severe and persistent mental illness and for individuals with substance use disorders. Please apply online or contact Carrie Cannon, Manager of CSB Intern and Volunteer Program, at 703-559-3120 for more details.  

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March 22, 2018
"It has been wonderful to have a Parent Support Partner! Because she has ‘been there,’ she truly understands our experience. We have found strength, connected with helpful community resources and have new hope for the future! – Father of an 11-year-old son "I was completely overwhelmed and I had no idea where to turn. I wanted to help my child but felt like no one understood what we were going through. My Parent Support Partner listened. With her help and support, I learned how to more effectively advocate for my child. My child is happier and back in school! Our whole family is doing better. – Mother of a 15-year-old daughter Parenting children can be a challenging and demanding endeavor, and one that can feel especially lonely and anxious when your child is experiencing mental health or substance use issues. In a world of social media and complex societal issues, things can feel emotionally overwhelming. At times, parents may not want to share their thoughts with their own friends of family members, and as a result, they can feel isolated and that they don’t know where to turn for help. But you don’t have to feel alone anymore. A service of the Healthy Minds Fairfax initiative, parents are encouraged to reach out to the new Parent Support Partners (PSP) program for support, understanding, and connections on how to find and access services to help children, youth and young adults feel better and do better. Parent support partners are people who’ve been there. They’ve faced family challenges and have come through to the other side and are now ready to give back. PSP staff are all parents who have received training and are qualitied to offer education, support and assistance. They provide reliable information that families can use in decision-making and are familiar with services and resources that can help families in distress. The PSP is provided at no cost to families or caregivers. According to national statistics, approximately 36,000 children in Fairfax County communities have a diagnosable mental health condition; including 3,960 with significant impairment. “There may be many perceived obstacles to getting help but Healthy Minds Fairfax is creating a pathway to eliminate these barriers,” said Jim Gillespie, Director of Healthy Minds Fairfax. “We urge parents to connect with other parents who’ve experienced challenges with their children; getting help is getting easier thanks to our caring, generous Parent Support Partners. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.” You can call the Family Support Line at 571-458-7310 x103. Healthy Minds Fairfax is the County’s youth behavioral health initiative that coordinates a full range of mental health and substance abuse for families and young people. HMF services and resources connect Fairfax County Public schools, private treatment providers, and multiple county agencies such as the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB). Since the summer of 2017, Parent Support Partner services have been provided through a unique public/private partnership involving Fairfax County, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) of Northern Virginia, the Virginia Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  

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About the Health & Human Services System

This is agency is a part of the Fairfax County Health & Human Services System (HHS). The HHS System is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.