Supportive Community Residential Services (SCRS) provide a continuum of residential services with behavioral health supports of varying intensity that help adults with serious mental illness or co-occurring substance use disorders live successfully in the community.
Individuals live in a variety of settings (treatment facilities, apartments, condominiums and houses) located throughout Fairfax County. The level of staff support varies, in terms of frequency of staff contact and degree of involvement, from 24/7 onsite support to onsite drop-in services provided as needed. Services are provided based on individual need, and individuals can move through the continuum of care.
Often individuals enter SCRS after a psychiatric hospitalization or to receive more intensive support to avert the need for an inpatient stay. Individuals admitted to SCRS typically have had multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, periods of homelessness, justice system involvement, and interruptions in income and Medicaid benefits.
The programs offer secure residence, direct supervision, counseling, case management, psychiatric services, medical nursing, employment, and life-skills instruction to help individuals manage as independently as possible their primary care, mental health, personal affairs, relationships, employment, and responsibilities as good neighbors. Many of the residential programs are provided through various housing partnerships and contracted service providers.
Residential Intensive Care (RIC) is a community-based, intensive residential program that provides up to daily 24/7 monitoring of medication and psychiatric stability. Counseling, supportive and treatment services are provided daily in a therapeutic setting. The Supportive Shared Housing Program provides residential support and case management in a community setting. Fairfax County's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the CSB operate these designated long-term permanent subsidized units that are leased either by individuals or the CSB.
The CSB's moderate income rental program and HCD's Fairfax County Rental Program provide long-term permanent residential support and case management in a community setting, and individuals must sign a program agreement with the CSB to participate in the programs. CSB also contracts with a local service provider to offer long-term or permanent housing with support services to individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders, including those who are homeless and need housing with supports.