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, Executive Director


The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) provides services for people of all ages who have mental illness, substance use disorders and/or developmental disabilities. Our vision is that everyone in our community has the support needed to live a healthy, fulfilling life.

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

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

Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health, Lower Level
If possible, before coming to the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health, please call ahead to Emergency Services to see if you are able to be seen via telehealth services – phone or video.

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

Learn how CSB services have been adjusted during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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703-383-8500   TTY 711
Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Learn how CSB services have been adjusted during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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CSB News

October 26, 2022
Fairfax Prevention Coalition | Practical Tools and Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Stress Aaron Weiner, Ph.D., ABPP is a board-certified Psychologist and addiction specialist and speaks nationally on the topics of addiction, behavioral health, and the impact of drug policy on public health.   He earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed his fellowship in Addiction Psychology at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.  His perspective is informed by his years of experience growing and directing addiction service lines for healthcare systems, the current state of medical and psychological research, and his own observations in private practice.  He is a strong advocate for evidence-based care in treating chemical dependency and behavioral addictions, as well as a proponent of integrating behavioral health services into medical settings.  Dr. Weiner is a member of the Physician Speakers Bureau for the National Safety Council, the Science Advisory Board for Smart Approaches to Marijuana and a former Board Member for the Society of Addiction Psychology. November 9th, 1:00pm-3:00pm Vaping and Marijuana in 2023 Register here: bit.ly/FPC-Nov9 December 15th, 6:30pm-8:00pm Drug Use and Popular Media – Talking with Teens Register here: bit.ly/FPC-Dec15  

October 27, 2022
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is offering its annual mini-grants for youth-led projects to reduce stigma among their peers, with support from the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN), which is funded by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. These mini-grants will fund youth-planned, youth-led projects within Fairfax County, Fairfax City, and Falls Church City, to be completed by June 9, 2023.  A total of $6,000 is available, for requests not to exceed $1,000 each.  “These mini-grants offer our youth the opportunity to take ownership of the positive change they’d like to see in how we discuss and engage with mental health concerns”, says Chad Christian, WHPP team’s mini grant coordinator. "Youth are our leaders. Their voices are a powerful tool for change and these grants can support them as they lead the way to reduce the stigma associated with mental health concerns and prevent suicide”, adds Marla Zometsky, Manager of CSB Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention services.  In addition to the goal of reducing the stigma around mental illness, the mini-grants also aim to promote help-seeking behaviors. While mental health concerns and disorders are common, frank discussions about them are not a common occurrence. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24. "Far too often, stigma prevents people from getting the care they need and deserve. Stigma, coupled with stressors of our experiences during the pandemic, trauma and systemic racism, further impacts our physical and mental health,” says Zometsky. Youth-led anti-stigma mini-grants | Community Services Board (fairfaxcounty.gov) Proposals are due November 28, 2022 and awardees will be announced Friday, December 2, 2022 Review the Request for Proposal - Request for Proposal-Word Doc to find out how to apply, and email csbprevention@fairfaxcounty.gov with questions. Contact Information: Contact for news media inquiries: Lisa Flowers, Communications Director, 571-474-5435 (cell) or 703-324-7006 (office).

FY 2022 Annual Report

October 26, 2022
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's FY 2022 Annual Report highlights the work of our dedicated staff and partners, and the positive difference our services are making in the lives of people in our community.

October 7, 2022
Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Why drop off your unwanted medications? Drug take back programs 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. Saturday, October 29, 2022 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drop off unused or expired medications at the locations listed below (Accepted items: prescription and non-prescription pills, e-cigarettes and vaping devices with batteries removed, small liquid packs/pods for e-cigarettes and vaping devices, prescription ointments, and medications for pets. Not accepted: illegal drugs, pressurized canisters [inhalers/aerosol cans], needles, large sources of liquids, non-prescription ointments and lotions.) Disposal is FREE, convenient, confidential, and safe Safe handling of unused or expired medications: Protects the environment Prevents drug misuse Prevents accidental poisoning 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 Tysons Emergency 8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182 Mount Vernon District Station 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306 Reston Hospital Center 1850 Town Center Parkway, Reston, VA 20190 Outside Pavilion 1, across from Parking Garage B Sully District Station 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151 West Springfield District Station 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152 Need help with a substance misuse 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 Can’t make it to Drug Take Back Day? No problem. Learn about year-round prescription and over the counter medication disposal, including those prescribed by veterinarians. Our community partners The DEA Drug Take Back Day is coordinated by the Fairfax County Police Department in collaboration with the various Fairfax County government departments: the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Health Department, Neighborhood and Community Services, Public Works and Environmental Services, and in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Fairfax County, the Fairfax Prevention Coalition and local businesses. Printable Drug Take Back Day flyers [Click on the image below for the October 29, 2022 printable flyer]   Social media graphics Help spread the word about Drug Take Back Day by sharing these images. [Click on the image below, then right-click to save]

August 11, 2022
988 Rolls Out Across the Nation While Marcus Alert Continues to be Built Statewide 988 is the new three-digit number that routes callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 988 is now active in Fairfax County and across the United States. When an individual calls or texts 988, they are connected to trained counselors who will listen, provide support, and connect them with necessary resources.  Locally and statewide, Marcus Alert is a comprehensive crisis system that is continuing to develop. Marcus Alert will be composed of crisis call centers, mobile response teams (regional – operating 24/7 – and local) and crisis stabilization centers. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Dialing or texting 9-8-8 will connect you to behavioral health care and support 24 hours a day. A chat feature is also available. (Dialing the NSPL number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), will connect you to support, too.) 9-8-8 is a direct connection to support for anyone experiencing behavioral health-related distress – whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or a substance use crisis. 9-8-8 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. This type of distress includes: Thoughts of suicide Mental health or substance use crisis, or Any other kind of emotional distress The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to build capacity and infrastructure: To enhance community-based crisis services. To support 9-8-8 and the Commonwealth’s comprehensive crisis support system commonly referred to as Marcus Alert. Fairfax County is continuing to respond to community needs and expand crisis services. County services continue at the Merrifield Crisis Response Center (open 24/7) at the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health, operated by the CSB. Continued expansion of the Co-Responder Program that pairs a crisis intervention trained police officer with a clinician. WHAT'S NEW 9-8-8 is the new 3-digit national phone number that provides 24/7, free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help. 9-8-8 is now active across the United States, including here in Fairfax County. 9-8-8 operates through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). BACKGROUND In 2020, Congress designated a new 9-8-8 dialing code to operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). 9-8-8 comprises more than 200 locally operated crisis hotlines across the country. Here, in Fairfax County, 9-8-8 is operated by PRS, Inc. The Commonwealth of Virginia tasked the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) with developing a comprehensive crisis system. The system is commonly referred to as “Marcus Alert” and was codified in the Marcus David-Peters Act signed by the Governor in 2020. The Marcus Alert system will be composed of crisis call centers, mobile response teams (regional – operating 24/7 – and local) and crisis stabilization centers. The Marcus Alert system will be phased in across the Commonwealth by July 2026. The aim of the Marcus Alert is to elicit a behavioral health response to a behavioral health crisis rather than a law enforcement response. Enhanced community-based crisis services are part of the system that triages care based on need and resources available in the local community. The result will provide the right response at the right time for a behavioral health crisis. ADDITIONAL LOCAL RESOURCES CSB Emergency Services, Open 24/7: 703-573-5679 CSB Detox Services, Open 24/7: 703-502-7000 Suicide Hotlines, Open 24/7: 988 or 703-527-4097, or Text “Connect” to 85511 Peer Recovery Centers at four sites across the Fairfax County, including the Sharon Bulova Center. Call 1-800-374-4198 for services, hours, and locations Coordinated Services Planning (Emergency assistance for basic needs, food assistance, emergency shelter, etc.), Open M - F, 8:00 - 4:30 p.m., 703-222-0880  

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About the Health & Human Services System

The Community Services Board 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.

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