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, Acting Executive Director

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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
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 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.    

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December 19, 2017
Nationally, opioid use disorder is increasing at alarming rates for both men and women, but the prevalence of prescription opioid and heroin use among women is staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 1999 and 2015, the rate of deaths from prescription overdoses increased 471% among women, compared to an increase of 218% among men. Heroin deaths among women increased twice as quickly compared to men. Seeking help for using drugs or alcohol during pregnancy can be difficult and it can be even more difficult to ask questions about how drinking and drug use during pregnancy may affect children. Many women delay prenatal care and treatment for substance use disorders because they fear being viewed as a “bad” mother and that seeking treatment will result in their children being removed from their care. But, here in Fairfax County, there is help. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is a safe and non-judgmental place where pregnant women can get help with a substance-use disorder so that they can have a healthy and safe pregnancy and birth. Pregnant women are considered a “priority population,” which means that they will go to the top of wait lists for assessments, treatment and medications. Pregnant women will be seen within 48 hours; every minute counts. Lauren Krause Nickum, manager of the CSB’s substance abuse outreach monitoring and engagement program (SOME) explains, “We know that there are pregnant women who are struggling and may feel helpless; we want them to know we have resources for them and we want to help.” For pregnant women who are using opioids, Fairfax County has a contract with the Alexandria Methadone Center so that they can be safely transitioned to methadone for the duration of their pregnancy. Since services for pregnant women are prioritized, they can usually be started on methadone within a few days of being found eligible. While on methadone, case managers from the CSB will work with the woman to help her obtain prenatal care and treatment for her addiction. After she gives birth, the woman will be taken off methadone safely over a period of months and will be offered the opportunity to engage with Suboxone (a medication that is used to control cravings and drug withdrawal symptoms) services if she chooses. The CSB has specialized substance abuse programs that are available to pregnant women, including outpatient services and New Generations residential treatment program. Depending on need, a pregnant woman will be referred to one of these programs after being assessed for services. If she is taking methadone, she will attend the recommended program concurrently with methadone treatment. If you or someone you know is pregnant and struggling with drug or alcohol use, call Entry & Referral Services (703-383-8500, TTY 711) for more information as soon as possible, or come to the Merrifield Center Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to be screened for services. Youth walk-in evaluations are offered during these times and also until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. [Learn what happens during an assessment.] In a life-threatening emergency, call 911. In a substance use emergency, call the Fairfax Detoxification Center any time 24/7, at 703-502-7000 (TTY 703-322-9080). Learn more about the CSB’s SOME program, pregnancy and opioid pain medications, and the risks of opioid misuse during pregnancy. It is possible to recover and break the cycle of addiction. Support is available now; reach out.    
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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.