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, Acting Executive Director

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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. The CSB also provides early intervention services for infants and toddlers who have developmental delays.

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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January 17, 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week January 22-28 Are you or your teens concerned about underage use of drugs and alcohol? Do you want to learn more about the facts and what you can to help create substance-free schools and communities? Attend the Fairfax Youth Council meeting, Thursday, January 25, at the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, at 7 p.m. The Youth Council invites teens who want to make a difference and to help spread the facts of the impact of a lifestyle that involves drugs and alcohol. These students: Lead school-based prevention activities Develop their leadership and advocacy skills Earn volunteer and service hours Are recognized with certificates for achievement and leadership Are actively engaged members of the community Early use of drugs and alcohol cause impairment and can have long-term consequences on a teen brain. Share information during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-28, to help educate youth and young adults on the risks of underage use. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse: Starting drugs during youth effects how bodies and brains grow and increases your chances of becoming addicted during adulthood. Environmental exposure (family or friends) to drugs or early alcohol use can be an influence. Feeling lonely, succumbing to peer pressure, or intrigued by celebrities who use are some risk factors. Develop strategies to cope with these pressures. Drug abuse runs strongly in families; be aware of your family history and the risks. Get involved; stay informed. Join the Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day on January 22 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Take the National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge Quiz (also available in Spanish). Learn about the Fairfax County Youth Survey; discuss the survey results with your teen. Join the Fairfax Youth Council; learn more at the January 25 meeting or contact CSB's Amanda Pusey for more information. Individuals of any age seeking help for a mental health and/or substance use concern, may walk in, without appointment, to the CSB’s Merrifield Center and speak with a staff member in person, rather than initiating contact over the phone. For more information, contact the CSB at 703-383-8500 (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., extended hours for youth until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays). In an emergency, call CSB Emergency Services at 703-573-5679 (answered 24/7).  

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January 11, 2018
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) will dispense free Naloxone at upcoming REVIVE trainings on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Merrifield Center (8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax) and Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at CSB’s Gartlan Center (8119 Holland Road, Alexandria). Get trained with the skills and tools to administer Naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of opioid/heroin overdose. All trainings are FREE, approximately one hour long, and are offered at numerous locations and times across Fairfax County. Advance registration is not required to attend training. Overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Help save lives. Learn more about opioids. If you know someone with a drug, alcohol, or mental health problem, help is here. Call the CSB at 703-383-8500. In an emergency 24/7, contact CSB’s Detox Center at 703-502-7000 or CSB Emergency Services at 703-573-5679. Call 911 in a life-threatening emergency.  

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January 8, 2018
If someone you care about who has a developmental disability is experiencing a crisis due to behavioral or psychiatric needs, call REACH at 855-897-8278. Crisis stabilization and related services, collectively known as “REACH” (Regional, Education, Assessment, Crisis Services, Habilitation) are available 24/7 for children, youth and adults who have developmental disabilities and who live in areas served by the following Community Services Boards (CSBs): Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax-Falls Church, Loudoun, Northwestern, Prince William, Rappahannock Area, and Rappahannock-Rapidan. As of January 1, 2018, thanks to a new regional contract, all REACH services – regardless of the age of the person served – will be provided through one service provider and accessed through a single 24/7 telephone number: 855-897-8278. Previously, services for children/youth and adults were provided by two different vendors and accessed through two different phone numbers. The Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office, which manages regional initiatives of the local community services boards, awarded the new “lifespan” REACH services contract to Easterseals UCP, which had previously provided REACH services for adults only. “The main thing for people to know is that they can now call REACH for help handling a crisis involving someone with a developmental disability, regardless of the person’s age,” explains Jean Post, director of the Northern Virginia Projects Office. “You can call any time, 24/7, for expert assistance from people who understand how to work effectively with children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities to help stabilize and prevent crisis situations.” REACH: 855-897-8278  

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January 4, 2018
“Excellence is never an accident. It is the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” – 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, as well as early intervention services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays. 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 Award, which is not exclusively for CSB staff, recognizes these individuals and their 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 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 January 1 and February 10, 2018. Get more information about the Spirit of Excellence Award or get the nomination form.    

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January 4, 2018
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) FY 2017 CSB 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 – forging connections, finding solutions, saving lives.    

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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1:00PM, REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose…

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5:00PM, Board package

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About the Health & Human Services System

This is agency 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.