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

Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health, Lower Level
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Fairfax Detoxification Center 24/7
TTY 703-322-9080

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CSB News

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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June 24, 2022
The Community Services Performance Contract delineates the responsibilities of the State Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. It specifies the conditions to be met for the CSB to receive State-controlled funds, identifies the groups of consumers to be served with State-controlled funds and includes requirements to ensure accountability to the State. The FY 2022 – 2023 performance contract renewal document is available via this link. You may email us to request a hard copy. Written comments about the Performance Contract Renewal document will be accepted until Friday, July 22, 2022, and may be addressed to: Chair, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 836 Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1105 Or via email to wwwcsb@fairfaxcounty.gov  

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May 4, 2022
Nearly 1 in 5 people experience a mental health concern each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Mental illness, including depression, substance use disorders, anxiety, or psychosis can happen to anyone. Take this opportunity this month to learn more about increasing awareness of mental health, healthy habits, and how to protect and maintain emotional health and well-being. Help shine a light on mental health and awareness and work to eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness. How to take action: Enroll in one of CSB’s Mental Health First Aid courses. Mental Health First Aid is a public education program offered by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board that can help communities understand mental illnesses, seek timely intervention, and save lives. Mental health first aid introduces risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, helps build understanding of importance of early intervention and teaches participants how to help someone in crisis. The CSB offers courses for adults, older adults, people who work with youth, higher education, and those who serve in public safety roles. Take CSB’s REVIVE! courses train people on what to do, and not to do, in an overdose situation, how to administer life-saving Naloxone and what to do afterwards. The courses are free, about an hour long, and offered across Fairfax County and the Cities of Falls Church and Fairfax year-round. 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. Join our conversation on mental health by signing up to receive CSB News, follow the CSB on Twitter and “like” the CSB on Facebook. Children's Mental Health Awareness and Acceptance Week is May 1 - 7.   Get involved, learn more, help your community and reduce stigma. Help 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 911 for a life-threatening emergency.

March 31, 2022
Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 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, April 30, 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 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 the April 30, 2022 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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March 7, 2022
“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. 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 can nominate or be nominated. Since July 2007, each year CSB employees and others have been recognized for excellence by colleagues and community members. Nominations will be accepted through tbd date March 2022. Get more information about the Spirit of Excellence Award. Fill out this nomination form for an INDIVIDUAL or fill out this nomination form for a TEAM.   

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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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