Recovery & Peer Support

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031


Merrifield Peer Resource Center

Image of balanced rocks with the words "hope, recovery, wellness"

The Merrifield Peer Resource Center (PRC) at the CSB's Merrifield Center is a living example of Hope, Recovery, and Wellness.

The Center is a free resource for adults recovering from with mental health, addiction, and co-occurring disorders. Certified Peer Specialists (CPSs) and volunteers share their lived experiences with similar challenges in an open, nonjudgmental atmosphere of support and encouragement through:

  • Individual peer support (available in English and American Sign Language). CPSs are ready to help you:
    • Create job-winning resumes, cover letters, and provide individual employment support
    • Apply food stamps, general relief, SSI/SSDI
    • Navigate the CSB service system online
    • Develop advance directives, which allow you to plan for health care decisions – mental and physical – when you are unable to make those decisions for yourself
    • Find housing, communicate with health providers, and recommend helpful community resources
  • Group peer support is available through:
    • Tranquil Voices – general peer support group open to all
    • Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP)
    • “Conversations at 2” – women's peer support group
    • DBSA – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance group
    • Meditation and mindfulness classes
    • Honestidad y Recuperación – Spanish-speaking support group
    • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings
    • Creative Arts group

Additional services include:

  • Computer/internet access
  • Online, self-paced training on Microsoft Office programs
  • Assistance applying for reduced fare cards for Metro
  • Help with debt management and accessing credit reports
  • Social activities, camaraderie and fun!

Check out the Center’s calendar of activities.

Stop by the Center today and connect with others through groups, activities, and one-on-one peer support.

Hours of Operation

  • Mondays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fridays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.