Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

WHAT WE DO

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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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

Merrifield Center, Lower Level
If possible, before coming to the Merrifield Center, 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
703-502-7000 
TTY 703-322-9080

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

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.

During this time, CSB has transitioned mainly to telehealth services via Zoom for Healthcare, by phone or video.

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

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CSB News

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May 1, 2021
[Click the image for a printable calendar] The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team focuses on ways to strengthen our community’s emotional health and ability to handle challenges related to mental health concerns and substance misuse. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Take time to understand mental health, recognize signs and symptoms and get someone professional help. Let’s reduce stigma and build resilience. Learn how you can raise awareness about the topic of mental health! We encourage the community to learn more about mental health and preventing suicide. Community members can also download the myStrength app and explore a variety of wellness opportunities. Explore our calendar of suggestions and reach out to the prevention team for more information about the activities suggested. Calendar Resource Links Book Club with TICN. Talk They Hear You for the community. Mental Health First Aid. REVIVE! registration. ACE interface training (registration link forthcoming). How to prevent opioid misuse - May 10th and May 14 (Links forthcoming). Question, Persuade, and Refer Suicide Prevention Training, including a QPR tailored specifically with information about Older Adults and suicide, etc.   [Get a printable calendar.]

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April 6, 2021
Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. 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, April 24, 2021 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 McLean District Station 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 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 a printable flyer, or right-click to save the image]     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]

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April 1, 2021
[Click the image for a printable calendar] The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team focuses on ways to strengthen our community’s emotional health and ability to handle challenges related to mental health concerns and substance misuse. This month we are focusing on alcohol awareness, stress awareness and Every Kid Healthy week. We encourage the community to learn more about mental health and preventing suicide. Community members can also download the myStrength app and explore a variety of wellness opportunities. Explore our calendar of suggestions and reach out to the prevention team for more information about the activities suggested. Calendar Resource Links "Take Down Tobacco" National Day of Action [https://www.takedowntobacco.org/about] Connect with the This is Quitting program for tools to quit vaping. Schedule a “Talk They Hear You” presentation. Sign up for a virtual Mental Health First Aid (contact us about personalized training sessions). Take a virtual QPR class to learn how you can help prevent suicide. Get the facts on various health topics from aging to mental health and more from the World Health Organization. Learn about World Health Day. REVIVE! opioid overdose reversal training. Learn about healthy eating. Get the facts on various health topics from aging to mental health and more.  Download the myStrength app  to learn about reducing stress (click on ‘Sign Up’, and enter access code ‘CSBCommunity’). Engage in self-care [https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/07/self-care]. Become a Lock & Talk family. Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can drop your unused or expired medications at the police station’s drop boxes 24/7. Grow preschool-aged students’ personal, social and emotional skills with the Al’s Pals program. Be part of building a resilient community; learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). [Get a printable calendar.]

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March 19, 2021
Interested in a career as a Peer Recovery Specialist? Ready to take the first step? Attend this 72-hour virtual training! CSB's Office of Individual and Family Affairs is excited to offer a free Peer Recovery Specialist training this spring. This 10-day training is virtual via Zoom, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day: Week 1: Wednesday, May 5 & Thursday, May 6, 2021  Week 2: Thursday, May 13 & Friday, May 14, 2021  Week 3: Wednesday, May 19 & Thursday, May 20, 2021  Week 4: Wednesday, May 26 & Thursday, May 27, 2021  Week 5: Wednesday, June 9 & Thursday, June 10, 2021 The training is absolutely free and open to residents of Fairfax County, Falls Church City and Fairfax City. Participants must have a high school diploma or GED. Completing a Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) training is the first step on the path to becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS). The full process is three steps: EDUCATION: Successful completion of the PRS 72-hour state-approved training. (that's this training!)  EXPERIENCE: Completion of 500 hours of supervised paid or unpaid experience providing peer support services.   EXAM: Passing the CPRS certification exam within 6 months of application for certification. Note: Completion of this training is not a guarantee of employment – but it could definitely help. The Role of A Certified Peer Recovery Specialist A Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) is an individual with personal, lived experience with recovery from mental health challenges, substance use disorders, or both. CPRSs serve in a supportive role within the community and/or treatment setting. They are role models, mentors and advocates. They help individuals and family members in recovery create a support system to learn and develop healthy skills and build a connected community. Important factors we will consider in reviewing applications include:  At least one year of demonstrated recovery from mental health challenges, substance use disorders, or both. Prepared to undertake a course of study leading to a career as a peer specialist or are already working or volunteering as a peer supporter. Ability to work with peers, clinicians and other stakeholders in behavioral health as part of a team. Application Process If you are ready to take the first step in this process, we invite you to apply! Fill out the application and email it to CSBOIFA@fairfaxcounty.gov by Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4 p.m. Only emailed applications submitted by this deadline will be accepted. Get a printable flyer for this training.

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March 1, 2021
[Click the image for a printable calendar] The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team focuses on ways to strengthen our community’s emotional health and ability to handle challenges related to mental health concerns and substance misuse. This month we are focusing on making March meaningful. We highlight National Self-Harm Awareness Month, National Nutrition Month, Sleep Awareness Week, and National Poison Prevention Week. We encourage the community to learn more about mental health and preventing suicide. The community can download the myStrength app and explore some of what is highlighted this month Physical and mental health are equally important; balance can be achieved. Let’s take care of ourselves and loved ones by raising awareness and increasing our education about our overall health. Take a class and learn what to do if someone is at any stage of needing help. Reach out, talk with others, and listen; connect them with resources. Explore our calendar of suggestions and reach out to the prevention team for more information about the activities suggested. Calendar Resource Links Learn about Self-Injury Awareness Day. Sign up for a virtual Mental Health First Aid (contact us about personalized training sessions). Take a virtual QPR class to learn how you can help prevent suicide. Find out about the Lock & Talk initiative. REVIVE! opioid overdose reversal training Connect with the This is Quitting program for tools to quit vaping. Learn about World Sleep Day [http://www.worldsleepday.org/]. Learn more about the WIC program in Fairfax County. Get local food and nutrition resources. Get suicide prevention information and resources. Dispose of unused or expired medications at any local police station. Learn about the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia. Join the Fairfax Prevention Coalition to help combat substance misuse. Learn about World Bipolar Day [https://ibpf.org/learn/programs/world-bipolar-day/]. [Get a printable calendar.]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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6:30PM, REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose…

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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