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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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

Decorative with words "New Intensive Outpatient Program at Chantilly"

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.

Fairfax Prevention Coalition logo

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!  

Close-up photo of person writing a check

October 23, 2019
At the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) Board meeting on October 23, 2019, the Board passed a motion to post proposed changes to its fee-related documents for public comment. The CSB Board’s Ad Hoc Fee Policy Committee met on August 30, 2019. At this meeting, the committee members endorsed the proposed revisions and the request to forward the Draft Fee Schedule to the CSB Board for approval to post for public review and comment. After the public comment period, the proposed FY 2020 Fee Schedule will be submitted to the CSB Board on November 20, 2019 for approval. Following that, the Fee Schedule will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors for review in January 2020. Following Board of Supervisors review, staff will inform clients, conduct staff training, and make adjustments in the Electronic Health Record, resulting in an effective date not sooner than February 1, 2020. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on November 20, 2019 and should be addressed to: Ad Hoc Fee Policy Committee, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 836, Fairfax, VA 22035-1105, or sent via email to wwwcsb@fairfaxcounty.gov. Printed materials are available for review at the same address; if interested, please call 703-324-7000, TTY 711. One final opportunity for public comment on the proposed changes will take place during Matters of the Public at the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board meeting on: November 20, 2019 5 p.m. Merrifield Center 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Cover of FY 2019 CSB Annual Report

October 22, 2019
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's FY 2019 Annual Report highlights the work of our dedicated staff and partners, and the positive difference our services are making in the lives of people in our community as we celebrate fifty years of service.

Photos of teens with anti-stigma mini-grant award announcement

October 11, 2019
The Wellness, Health Promotion and Prevention team of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) has awarded mini-grants for nine projects, all planned and led by young people, which aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues among their peers. Each of the projects will be implemented by June 11, 2020. Funding for the CSB's mini-grant program for youth-led projects stems from a regional suicide prevention grant from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is conducted in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN). "This initiative allows youth to lead the way in helping their peers and community to recognize a mental health concern in themselves or in someone else, and to not hesitate to get help," says Marla Zometsky, Manager of the CSB’s Wellness, Health Promotion and Prevention Services. The grants were awarded to:   Glasgow Middle School: Empowering Young Women to Lead with Kindness & Self-Respect. Community Preservation and Development Corporation - Island Walk: Youth Mental Health Skill Building Edison High School:  Why Care? The New School of Northern Virginia:  More than Moody Community Preservation and Development Corporation - Stonybrook: Treat Yo’ Self! DFS, Foster Care, Youth Advocate Program: Walk the Walk for Awareness Langley High School: Saxon Minds Matter Lanier Middle School: Mission Kindness Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission: Mental Health Initiative "One in every five people in the U.S. experiences a mental health disorder every year," says Zometsky. "Mental health disorders are common and treatable, but people are often reluctant seek help because of the misunderstanding and stigma they may experience due to their diagnosis." By providing resources to youth-led projects, the CSB and SPAN seek to inspire young people to be the driving force for a positive culture change to eliminate the stigma around mental illness.

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CSB Board CSB EventsDiversion First Interns & volunteersOnline and in-person trainingSuicide Prevention Alliance of No. Va. Welcoming Inclusion Network Youth Council




9:30AM, Meeting of the CSB Fiscal Oversight Committee. Meeting materials



3:00PM, REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose…



11:30AM, Meet health care professionals and community service providers and…

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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