Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

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Daryl Washington
Executive Director

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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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an illustration with several hands raised with rainbow imagery and the words Celebration of Acceptance Recognizing Pride Through Children's Mental Health Awareness and Inclusion

May 17, 2024
With acceptance and inclusion being paramount to building strong, resilient communities, Fairfax County agencies stand at the forefront of promoting these values. Harnessing a steadfast commitment to mental wellness and youth mental health, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB), the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and Department of Family Services, and Healthy Minds Fairfax are proud to have made possible a "Celebration of Acceptance" on May 3, 2024. Held on a school holiday at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, Virginia, the event served as a beacon of hope, fostering a culture of acceptance while prioritizing the mental well-being of Fairfax County youth. //--> //--> //--> The Video Player does not directly support your device. Please the link below the play in VLC, Quicktime, or other media player: https://dl.ebmcdn.net/fairfax/flash/16AF_0524_CelebratAcceptance.mp4 //--> //--> //-->   The CSB Equity Team and CSB Youth and Family services partnered as lead planners, curating an exciting program aimed at empowering youth and promoting allyship within the community. Attendees were able to learn about various resources, programs, and organizations supporting the well-being of LGBTQ+ youth, as well as engage in discussions on acceptance and inclusion. The event is a testament to an enduring commitment to creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for all children and youth in Fairfax County. The "Celebration of Acceptance" event featured free food trucks, special prize giveaways, a panel discussion, and numerous mental wellness activities. While targeted towards youth ages 13-18, individuals of all ages were welcomed. Parents, educators, and community members gained valuable insights and fostered allyship by participating. Notable attendees included Fairfax County Board of Supervisors member Dalia A. Palchik (Providence District), who delivered a Proclamation marking May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Fairfax County. Also attending were Fairfax County School Board Chair Karl Frisch, Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid and CSB Executive Director Daryl Washington. Their presence underscored the importance of acceptance and inclusion in Fairfax County. (Left) Attendees having fun during a Zumba session. (Right Top) Attendees included Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid; Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board leaders LaVurne Williams, Anika Harris, Barbara Wadley-Young, and Abbey May; Fairfax County Board of Supervisors member Dalia A. Palchik (Providence District); and Fairfax County School Board Chair Karl Frisch. (Right Bottom) A panel discussion featuring youth leaders and mental health specialists.  Initiatives like the “Celebration of Acceptance,” which aim to unite the community, align with the One Fairfax policy promoting equity and opportunity in Fairfax County, and the Healthy Minds Fairfax initiative, which works to improve mental health and substance use services for children and youth. In working to build bridges of understanding and foster inclusion, the event was an outlet for celebrating differences and creating a supportive environment to inspire minds and nurture hearts. It enabled young and old alike in Fairfax County to stand tall, together. About the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board: 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. Its vision is that everyone in the community has the support needed to live a healthy, fulfilling life. Learn more about the CSB. About CSB Youth and Family Services: The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) provides behavioral health services for children and youth who have serious emotional and mental health issues and/or substance use issues. Based on an individualized assessment, children, youth and families are offered a treatment plan tailored to their specific strengths and needs. Learn more about CSB Youth and Family Services. About the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services: Neighborhood and Community Services promotes the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing a variety of recreation, educational and developmental programs and services; by facilitating community engagement to identify areas of need and enhance countywide capacity for serving those needs; and by connecting residents with a continuum of county- and community-based resources that promote equity and create positive outcomes for people of all ages and abilities. Learn more about the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. About the Fairfax County Department of Family Services: The Department of Family Services envisions a community where everyone lives their success story and thrives. It strengthens the well-being of our diverse community by protecting and improving the lives of all children, adults, and families through assistance, partnership, advocacy, outreach, and quality services. Learn more about the Fairfax County Department of Family Services. About One Fairfax: One Fairfax is a joint racial and social equity policy of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board. It commits the county and schools to intentionally consider equity when making policies or delivering programs and services. Learn more about One Fairfax. About Healthy Minds Fairfax: Healthy Minds Fairfax coordinates a full range of mental health and substance abuse services for children and youth across multiple county agencies, the school system and private treatment providers. It works to help youth and families in the Fairfax-Falls Church community access mental health and substance abuse services and improve the quality of those services. Learn more about Healthy Minds Fairfax.
A graphic depiction of a diverse group of individuals. Text above the image reads: “Mental Health Awareness Month”
May 9, 2024
More than 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience a mental health concern each year according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). More than 1 in 20 adults experience serious mental illness that interferes with or limits major life activities. Mental illness, including depression, substance use disorders, anxiety or psychosis, can happen to anyone. May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Fairfax County and across the country. By talking about mental health this month, you can help shine a light on the presence of mental health issues and eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness. Here are some ways you can take action: Enroll in one of Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's (CSB) Mental Health First Aid courses. Mental Health First Aid is a public education program offered by the CSB that can help communities understand mental illnesses, seek timely intervention, and save lives. Take part in a CSB Opioid Overdose & Naloxone Education Training to learn what to do and not to do in an overdose situation, how to administer life-saving naloxone, and what to do afterwards. Take one of CSB’s free, confidential online mental health screenings. Completing these anonymous screenings will help you determine if your recent thoughts or behaviors may be associated with a common, treatable mental health issue. Practice healthy self-care strategies to improve your mental health: Exercise. Even a small amount can make a big difference in your day. Connect with someone. Make a phone call or visit with a friend or family member.  Start a cycle of encouragement; tell others what you appreciate about them. Listen to music that inspires and motivates you. Write a poem on something you care about, or an article on something you feel is interesting. Get involved, learn more, help your community and reduce stigma. Support is available, treatment works and people do recover. Call the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board for guidance and resources at 703-383-8500 (TTY 711). CSB Emergency Services are available 24/7 at 703-573-5679 (TTY 711). Call the nationwide Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 703-527-4077 or 988, or text “CONNECT” to 855-11, for urgent mental health-related distress. Call 911 for a life-threatening emergency.
illustration of three multi-level houses on green ground with blue skies and a few clouds above them
April 12, 2024
In response to the pressing need for affordable housing for individuals with serious mental illness, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) has assumed a leading role in an initiative to expand permanent supportive housing in the region. This latest endeavor, undertaken in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), seeks to provide stable housing and comprehensive support services to vulnerable community members. The initiative comes at a critical juncture as the demand for affordable housing, especially for individuals facing mental health challenges, continues to rise in Fairfax County. Under a recently announced $20 million agreement with DBHDS, funding will be made available for 300 new housing vouchers over three years for Fairfax County residents. The CSB’s involvement in the expansion project includes planning assistance, the allocation of in-kind resources, systems setup, the provision of clinical services, and administrative support.  The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board aims to make meaningful progress in expanding permanent supportive housing opportunities and enhancing the well-being of vulnerable residents across the region. One component of CSB's efforts is to screen and refer individuals most in need for housing assistance. The focus is to ensure that priority access to permanent supportive housing units is granted to those transitioning from state hospitals and temporary residential settings, or to those experiencing chronic homelessness. The CSB will facilitate connections to essential resources such as housing subsidies, clinical support services, and, for some, the Pathway Homes Assertive Community Treatment team situated in the northern area of Fairfax County.  To address financial barriers to housing, the CSB will administer client assistance funds provided by the state. These funds will help cover essential expenses for individuals moving into permanent supportive housing units, affording individuals increased opportunities for smooth transitions, greater stability, and enhanced positive long-term outcomes. Further, the CSB is undertaking recruitment and training of three Critical Time Intervention (CTI) workers to expand and enhance its existing supportive housing team. Recognized as an evidence-based practice, CTI workers provide intensive support during transitional periods, crucial for individuals navigating the complexities of securing and maintaining stable housing. Access to nursing supports will also be available.  This comprehensive approach reflects Fairfax County's commitment to addressing the challenges of housing insecurity and mental health with care and consideration. Through strategic partnerships, innovative interventions, and a client-centered and evidence-based approach, the CSB aims to make meaningful progress in expanding permanent supportive housing opportunities and enhancing the well-being of vulnerable residents across the region. As the initiative progresses, stakeholders anticipate a positive impact on the lives of individuals grappling with mental illness, fostering a more inclusive and resilient community in Fairfax County.
painted artwork selected to represent 2024 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
March 28, 2024
In 1987, the United States Congress and President Ronald Reagan first designated March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The stated purpose was to increase “public awareness of the needs and the potential of Americans with developmental disabilities” and to provide the “encouragement and opportunities they need to lead productive lives and to achieve their full potential.” On a local level, and always in unison with our longstanding partners at the Arc of Northern Virgnia, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) have joined in efforts in the years following to recognize how individuals with developmental disabilities are valued, contributing members of the community. Recently, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey McKay announced a proclamation recognizing March 2024 as Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month in Fairfax County. In response to the proclamation, a community member, with the support of the Arc, shared how inclusive opportunities have benefitted her. That video may be viewed here. At the CSB, services are provided to support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as they live and work in our community. The most recent Annual Report highlighted that during Fiscal Year 2023, the CSB provided: 1,792 Individuals with Medicaid Waiver DD Support Coordination Services More than 1,500 Individuals served in Day Support, Sheltered, Self-Directed Services and Group and Individual Supported Employment 220 Individuals with Individual Supported Employment (ISE) Services 224 Individuals with Group Supported Employment (GSE) Services The CSB also supports individuals in a spectrum of residential services both directly operated and contracted with community providers. CSB Support Coordinators play a meaningful role in the lives of many individuals with developmental disabilities in Fairfax County. Their work providing resources and support for these individuals and their families helps to improve lives and strengthen the community. Those interested in a career in Developmental Disabilities Support Coordination can expect to be engaged in rewarding work that changes the lives of the individuals and families being served. The CSB serves as the "point of entry" for residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church who have developmental disabilities and wish to receive services. To be eligible, individuals must meet certain diagnostic and functional criteria. For those wishing to learn more about the application process and to schedule an appointment, please call 703-324-4400 (TTY 711) to contact an Intake Support Coordinator.
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March 21, 2024
Take advantage of free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2024. 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 misuse and accidental poisoning and protects the environment. Saturday, April 27, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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 Town of Vienna Police Department 215 Center Street South, Vienna, VA 22180 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. For media inquiries, contact CSBCommunications@fairfaxcounty.gov. Printable Drug Take Back Day PDF flyers Download a PDF flyer – available in various languages – with information about the program.

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