Department of Family Services – Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-324-7500
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,
Director

Pathways to Healing

Pathways to Healing banner graphic, A Support Group for Family and Friends Impacted by Substance Use

Offered in collaboration between Department of Family Services and Neighborhood and Community Services

Thursdays
8:30-9:30 p.m. 
Offered Virtually via Zoom  

The group will transition to in-person meetings in the future at Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax, VA 22032.

What is Pathways to Healing?

Pathways to Healing (PTH) provides concerned family and friends with the tools they need to effectively support their loved ones who are using substances, without supporting the addictive behavior. These tools will also help family and friends to better cope with their loved one’s situation and regain their peace of mind.

Who is eligible?
  • Any adult (18 and older) affected by a loved one’s substance use.
  • Participants or their loved ones must reside in Fairfax County.

Pathways to Healing addresses challenges such as:

  1. Self-Care and Self-Rewards.
  2. Healthy Boundaries.
  3. Safety and Support.
  4. Coping with Lapses.
  5. Trust and Forgiveness.
Get more information

Contact Mercedes Alonzo by email or 571-373-1674 or Michael Schut by email or 703-324-7545.

Looking for resources for loved ones struggling with substance use? Learn more about our local SMART Recovery® group for individuals seeking support with addiction recovery.

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