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

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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.

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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

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

Or come directly to the Merrifield Center

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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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February 10, 2020
In an effort to better target opioid and other drug prevention efforts, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is seeking opinions of young adults between the ages of 18-25. The survey is anonymous and voluntary, and asks questions about use of alcohol, prescription drugs, and heroin. An initiative of the Partnership for Success and the OMNI Institute, an organization that works to help organize substance use campaigns, the survey seeks comparison data from residents in various areas across the Commonwealth of Virginia concerning attitudes, knowledge and drug use of young people. Participants will be asked to select their three biggest substance abuse issues for their demographic in their community. They will also be asked about their perceptions of risk and other questions. The survey takes no more than five minutes to complete. As an incentive, all those taking the survey will be eligible to enter to win a $200 Amazon gift card. (Contact information for the drawing will be collected in a separate location and will not be linked to survey responses.) Participants in the survey must be Virginia residents and between the ages of 18 and 25. The survey is live now through May 31, 2020. Please help by sharing the link with young adults in your community: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YoungAdult2020. Learn more about CSB’s Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention efforts in Fairfax County.

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January 7, 2020
CSB Youth and Family Outpatient staff are holding a coat drive to benefit CSB clients and the community. Bring new or gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves to one of these CSB offices by Friday, February 28, 2020: Chantilly Office, 14150 Parkeast Circle, Suite 200, Chantilly, VA 20151 Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031 Reston Office, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190 South County Office, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 Get a printable Coats for Kids flier.

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December 1, 2019
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle   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 to help them to build and live their best lives. Every day, CSB employees and partners commit themselves to provide excellent services to individuals in our community. Many go above and beyond in meaningful and unforgettable ways. The CSB’s Spirit of Excellence Awards, which are not exclusively for CSB staff, recognize these individuals for their enduring actions. CSB employees also provide valuable contributions through single, random acts of kindness. The CSB Spirit of Excellence Random Act of Kindness Award honors a CSB employee who makes a deliberate, one-time contribution to the CSB and the people we serve.  This year’s CSB Spirit of Excellence Award Team is now seeking nominations for all-stars (or teams of all-stars) whose outstanding performance, attitude, and actions promote, reinforce, or embody the CSB’s mission, vision and values. Do you know an extraordinary individual or team that embodied excellence and superior performance in the services they provided in the past year? Please consider nominating that individual or team for a Spirit of Excellence Award. Any member of the community is eligible to be nominated. Since July 2007, CSB employees and others have been recognized for excellence by colleagues and community members. Nominations will be accepted between December 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020. Get more information about the Spirit of Excellence Award or fill out the nomination form.  

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November 13, 2019
CSB's Chantilly office is located at 14150 Parkeast Circle in Chantilly, Suite 200. A new substance abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) launched last month at the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Chantilly office to provide a more in-depth level of services in the southwestern part of Fairfax County for individuals in recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues. This new offering joins existing programs at CSB’s Merrifield Center, Reston and Gartlan Center. The group, which will serve both men and women, meets three days per week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 9 a.m. to noon and is facilitated by Senior Clinicians Raymond Paden, LPC, and Karen Roessler, LPC. Ray and Karen bring to the group over 50 years combined experience in the field. Chantilly IOP is unique in that although the group is coeducational, gender-specific treatment and education is also being provided as part of the curriculum one day per week. In addition, because many people seeking help for mental health and substance use issues have survived trauma, the evidence-based Trauma Recovery and Empowerment (TREM) treatment protocol is woven into the services. Roessler notes “Recovery from trauma often plays a significant role in treatment, and through therapy many people first come to understand that they’ve experienced trauma in their childhood or been in an abusive situation, though they didn’t realize it at the time.” Throughout the program, clinicians will also provide gender-specific education related to domestic and sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which uses concepts of mindfulness and acceptance or being aware of and attentive to the current situation and emotional state, is also part of the IOP curriculum. The clinicians at Chantilly are excited to offer this much-needed service to the Chantilly community. The program can serve as a “step down” from more intensive residential treatment services, or as a “step up” for those who have been participating in lower intensity services who find they have a greater need for support. Paden said “This is a unique opportunity both for people who’ve been in residential treatment to get sound support as they learn how to adjust to living in recovery in their home environment and for people who have been successfully living in recovery but have a relapse and need to come back to relearn some skills for staying on track.” The program is sixteen weeks long with rolling admission, though service length can vary based on individual need. Regular individual sessions provide supplemental support. Are you concerned about a substance use or mental health issue in yourself or someone you care about? Take a quick, confidential online assessment to see if additional help is needed. You can also call CSB’s Entry & Referral Call Center at 703-383-8500 (TTY 711) weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals can also come in person, without prior appointment, to be screened for services at CSB’s Entry & Referral Services at the Merrifield Center Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Learn what happens during an assessment.) In a mental health emergency, call CSB’s Emergency Services at 703-573-5679 (TTY 711) any time, 24/7, or come directly to the Merrifield Center). In a substance use emergency call the Fairfax Detoxification Center any time, 24/7, at 703-502-7000 (TTY 703-322-9080). Call 911 if immediately life-threatening and ask for Crisis Intervention trained officer.

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October 30, 2019
Following a countywide design competition launched in July, the Fairfax Prevention Coalition has announced the winning design which will be used as a visual representation of the coalition. Created by tenth grade student Paolo Chavez, the winning design shows four interlocking hands under the words “Empowering • Strengthening • Communities.” “I really wanted to participate in this competition because I wanted to support what Fairfax Prevention Coalition is doing, as I know that mental illness and addiction are very prevalent issue with my generation,” Chavez said at a recognition ceremony announcing the new logo. Chavez’s logo, one of 117 designs submitted, was selected after several rounds of voting by Coalition members. Nahom Daniel, another logo participant, shared that he was proud of his contribution “to build people’s awareness on this matter” and that while working on his design he “realized that it is very critical that everyone knows how dangerous the misuse of these substances could be” and how little he knew prior to the contest. “There were so many incredible designs that it was difficult to choose,” said CSB's Lori Naveda, Fairfax Coalition Prevention Coordinator. “We are excited to have a student-drawn logo to represent our goal of creating better, healthier communities.” The Fairfax Prevention Coalition, led by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, aims to create and coordinate strategies that encourage a drug-free community. The coalition effort is one of the initiatives funded by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors-led Opioid Task Force strategies. The next meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2019; for more information contact Coalition Coordinator Lori Naveda, CSB, 703-538-7476. Beyond the Fairfax Prevention Coalition, there are other ways to be involved in substance use and underage prevention programs in Fairfax County:  CSB launched a Youth Council in 2017, an opportunity for teens to be involved in prevention activities with students from across FCPS. All are welcome. Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services continues to provide evidence-based drug prevention programming to middle school afterschool programs at recreation and teen centers. Learn more about ways to prevent teen substance use or to learn about Fairfax County’s Successful Children and Youth Policy Team initiatives. Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest and attended our celebration!  

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