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

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WHAT WE DO

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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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

Fairfax Detoxification Center 24/7
703-502-7000 
TTY 703-322-9080

Or come directly to the Merrifield Center

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.

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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CSB News

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March 20, 2019
Just what is a Peer Support Specialist and how do I become one? Individuals in recovery from mental health challenges, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders are often drawn to careers helping others in recovery. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board has numerous openings for Peer Support Specialists. Join staff from the CSB's Office of Individual & Family Affairs for a presentation and discussion about working as a Peer Support Specialist. We invite peers, service providers and all those who want to: Use their recovery from substance abuse and/or mental health challenges to help others in recovery. Understand what CSB hiring managers really want in a Peer Support Specialist. Hear from Peer Support Specialists and ask questions about their positions and duties. Better support peers and clients interested in peer support as a career. This session will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Pennino Building (12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Rooms 200/206). To register, please email Cynthia Evans or call 703-207-7769 by Monday, April 1. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For information, call 703-324-7424, TTY 711. For information on how to reach this location using public transportation, visit www.fairfaxconnector.com (703-339-7871, TTY 711) or www.wmata.com (202-637-7000, TTY 202-638-3780).

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March 20, 2019
Did you know...     There are 680,000 social workers in the United States all working towards empowering and elevating millions of people, including the most vulnerable in our society? Social workers help our society overcome important issues such as equal rights for all and work towards meeting the need for improved availability of health care and mental health services? March is National Social Work Month and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board recognizes the contributions and impact made by all social workers. Social workers are trained to examine and address life’s problems in a holistic way. They elevate and empower people, giving them the ability to solve problems, cope with personal roadblocks and get the resources they need to succeed. Social workers also bring together individuals with other people, their communities, local and state government and agencies to address wider problems in our society, including lack of affordable housing, hunger and equal rights for all. Social workers can be found everywhere – including in schools and colleges, hospitals, veteran centers, mental health facilities, local and federal government, and throughout the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Meet some of the CSB social workers who act as advocates, champions and leaders to make our community a better place to live in this quick 45-second video...  

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March 12, 2019
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention program is hosting an ACT Raising Safe Kids Facilitation training, free of charge, on May 13 and 14 in Annandale. The ACT Raising Safe Kids program is a national, evidence-based, nine-week program that teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age ten. The ACT Program is a campaign of the American Psychological Association, designed to raise awareness of parents and caregivers about their important role as teachers and models for children. The ACT training provides information and tools to help parents and caregivers raise children in safe, stable, health environments and to teach participants how to deal with children’s challenging behaviors, anger, conflicts and positive discipline strategies. "Teach carefully…what a child learns about violence, a child learns for life" is the key message for the ACT campaign. Research shows that exposure to abuse and neglect in a child’s formative years can have long-term emotional and behavioral effects on children. Attendees will learn how to: Identify the risk factors for violence and its consequences in children’s lives.  Describe and use practical methods of discipline with children.  Recognize protective factors and skills for effective parenting (such as anger management, peaceful conflict resolution, positive discipline and screen/media violence education). Identify strategies for planning and implementing a successful parent group program in their agency or community.  Use skills learned to participate in community-wide prevention efforts with a support network of professionals. The CSB is looking for professionals and organizations who work with caregivers of children ages 0-10. Applicants must have a minimum of an associate degree but a bachelor degree is preferred. Multilingual skills are welcome. Previous experience conducting classes for groups of adults and class management skills is expected. Organizations interested in this free training opportunity are expected to be invested in facilitating ACT throughout the community and are required to complete the ACT Raising Safe Kids Facilitator Certification Process. To be considered for the training, submit a resume and a letter demonstrating organizational support to Carrie Cannon, CSB Prevention Specialist or call 703-538-3215. This initiative is funded by the Prevention Fund, in partnership with Healthy Minds Fairfax. Get a printable flier for this training.

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March 12, 2019
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) joins Fairfax County in observing March as Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month; a time to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disability in all areas of community life, and raising awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities often face. The month focuses on three main areas: education, employment and community living. Residents are invited to become part of the Welcoming Inclusion Network (WIN) and learn how to impact and support the lives of individuals in our community to advance employment and day services for individuals with developmental disabilities by attending the next WIN meeting on March 18. Proclamation of March as Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month. "It is up to all of us in the end to make the world a more accessible place for those of us with different abilities." – Supervisor John Cook, February 26, 2019 Recogizing the Welcoming Inclusion Network for its work to advance employment and day services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The most recent WIN meeting was held on February 25 and featured a panel of employers who addressed ways to make employment successful for individuals with developmental disabilities. WIN, a collaborative between Fairfax County government, local industry and private citizens to advance employment and day services for individuals with developmental (and intellectual) disabilities, was launched in February 2018. The objective of the WIN is to increase dialogue and participation from stakeholders and the broader Fairfax community and seek community support through four primary goals: Network, to build opportunities for increased information and resource sharing; Design, which seeks to ensure service equity and efficiency through community-designed services; Employment, which strives to boost employment opportunities through existing and new service models; and Inclusion, which identifies and addresses other challenges to full community inclusion. Following a successful first year, WIN is evolving; the organization continues to support the growing disability population and its differing interests and support needs while remaining committed to building equity and efficiency within available resources. Residents who would like to get involved and help direct the future of the organization are encouraged to attend the next meeting of the Employment/Design and Inclusion/Network groups of WIN on Monday, March 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the third floor of the ServiceSource office (10467 White Granite Drive, Oakton, VA 22124). The agenda includes reviewing focus areas, opportunities, challenges, and goals moving forward. There will also be breakout sessions to further refine next steps for goals of interest.  

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February 22, 2019
Take control of your own wellness by creating a toolbox of coping strategies and resources, and learn how to design your own emotional health recovery plan in one of our eight-week workshops that begin in March. Wellness Recovery Action Plan workshops are free and offered at multiple locations. In partnership with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, staff from the Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia Inc. (RPSV) will lead this program designed to help keep people well and feel better during difficult times. WRAP teaches hope, personal responsibility, self-advocacy and support. Within a group setting, participants will explore self-help tools, such as peer counseling, focusing exercises, relaxation and stress reduction. Classes are free and open to all members of the public. Merrifield Peer Resource Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, First Floor East, Fairfax, VA 22031 Wednesdays, March 6 through April 24, 10 a.m. to noon Reston Wellness Center, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 200, Reston, VA 20190 Wednesdays, March 6 through April 24, 10 a.m. to noon South County Recovery Drop-In Center, 8794-S Sacramento Drive, Alexandria, VA 22309 Saturdays, April 20 through June 8, 2 to 4 p.m. Arlington Peers Helping Peers In Recovery, 3219 Columbia Pike, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22204 Tuesdays, April 23 through June 11, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Merrifield Peer Resource Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, 1st Floor East, Fairfax, VA 22031 Thursdays, April 25 through June 13, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Consumer Wellness Center Annandale, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite 260, Annandale, VA 22003 Thursdays, April 25 through June 13, 1 to 3 p.m. To register, contact Michelle Hurrell (703-964-6073), Special Projects Coordinator of Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia Inc. and provide your name, email address, phone number, and preferred class session. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For information, call 703-324-7000.

Get Involved

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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12:00PM, "What can I contribute to the company?" Do you have what it takes to…

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5:30PM, Bi-monthly meeting of the CSB Developmental Disabilities Committee.

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.