NAMI-Northern Virginia Resource Guide
Welcome to NAMI-Northern Virginia. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of mental illness, and/or struggling to understand what a family member or friend is experiencing, NAMI can help you find hope, compassion, support and education.
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This Resource Guide provides links to additional resources that are available locally, state-wide, and nationally. Please contact NAMINorthernVA@gmail.com with any questions, suggestions, or to reach our webmaster.
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Community Service Boards (CSBs)
Northern Virginia Community Services Boards (CSBs)
For Mental Health Services
A community services board (CSB) is the single point of entry into publicly-funded mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse services for its service area.
CSBs provide pre-admission screening services 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. Emergency/Crisis Phone Numbers.
ALEXANDRIA CSB Website
Locations: City of Alexandria
Personnel: L. Michael Gilmore, Executive Director
Address: 720 No. St. Asaph St., 4th Floor, Alexandria 22314-1960
Phone: (703) 838-4455 Fax (703) 838-5070 TDD 838-5054
ARLINGTON COUNTY CSB Website
Locations: County of Arlington
Personnel: Cindy Kemp, Executive Director
Address: 1725 N. George Mason Dr., Suite 216, Arlington 22205
Phone: (703)228-4871 Fax: (703)228-5234 TDD: 228-5269
Website - for adults
Website - for children & family
FAIRFAX-FALLS CHURCH CSB Website
Locations: County of Fairfax; Cities of Fairfax & Falls Church
Personnel: Dr. George Braunstein, Executive Director
Address: 12011 Govt.Center P'kway, Suite 836, Fairfax 22035-1105
Phone: (703) 324-7000 Fax (703) 824-7092 TDD 802-3015
LOUDOUN COUNTY CSB Website
Locations: County of Loudoun; City of Leesburg
Personnel: Tom Maynard, Executive Director
Address: 906 Trail View Blvd., Mailstop #77, Leesburg 20175
Phone: (703) 777-0378 Fax (703) 771-5401 TDD 771-0451
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY CSB Website
Locations: Prince William County
Address: Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Suite 200, Woodbridge, Virginia 22191
Community Services Board (West/Manassas) 792-7800
Community Services Board (East/Woodbridge) 792-4900
Emergency Services Program 792-7800
Substance Abuse 792-7800
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Locating appropriate housing can be a challenge for many people, including those individuals with a mental illness. Nevertheless, there are many different types of resources available.
A. Assisted Living Housing
Assisted Living Housing provides a wide range of housing options with various levels of support.
Local Community Services Board (CSB) Mental Health Services are generally the gatekeepers for placement. Local CSBs include Fairfax-Falls Church CSB, Arlington CSB, and Alexandria CSB, as well as Loudon CSB and Prince William CSB.
(Note: Fairfax County has over 500 people waiting for assisted living housing. The wait for housing is often more than a year. Getting on a waiting list as soon as possible is something to consider. There is generally no obligation to accept an offer should needs change in the meantime.
Fairfax County CSB
Adult Residential Services
Mail application to:
Director of Mental Health Adult Residential Services
6245Leesburg Pike 460
Falls Church Virginia 22044
Pathway Homes, Inc.
10201 FAIRFAX BOULEVARD #200
FAIRFAX, VA 22030
Charitable organization that provides housing and supportive services to adults with serious mental illness in Northern Virginia. (Contact your local CSB or Pathways directly.)
Admintrator : Joel B. McNair, LPC, LMFT (703) 876-0390
Pathway Homes has a variety of programs that span the continuum of care, meeting individual support needs from highly supported to highly independent. All of Pathways' programs are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and comply with the American Disabilities Act.
Being at least 18 years of age.
Being a resident of Arlington County or Fairfax County, or the Cities of Fairfax or Falls Church, depending on the program.
Having a history of serious and persistent mental illness.
(There are two groups of people who are not accepted into Pathways' programs: Persons exhibiting behavior which would be a danger to themselves, the community or other residents; Persons actively abusing alcohol or other drugs.)
The programs include:
Stevenson Place, an assisted living facility (ALF), serves 36 residents. In addition to 24-hour supportive mental health care, it provides comprehensive services for medical, nursing and personal care needs.
Dave's House is a regional Discharge Assistance and Diversion program. It provides highly structured 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week supervision and services for eight adults.
Intensive In-Home Program. Pathway Homes has two eight-person programs, one for men and one for women. These highly supported environments provide training and education in daily living skills and managing symptoms of mental illness.
Semi-Independent and McKinney Homes. Pathways owns and operates six semi-independent houses serving 18 individuals. Staff members are present at scheduled times, generally weekday afternoons and evenings and occasionally on weekends, working with residents on independent living skills and individual goals. Another 56 semi-independent residents in 15 townhouses are served through the McKinney program. Before becoming McKinney program participants, these residents were homeless. This program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Supported Living. Pathways provides services to adults in their own homes through supported living programs in Arlington and Fairfax. In these programs, counselors provide support and case management services on a flexible and individualized basis.
Supported Housing Options Program. Pathways' most innovative program, serving more than 150 people, is the Supported Housing Options Program (SHOP). This program, a partnership with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, employs consumers of mental health services as mental health counselors providing services to other consumers. The goal of this program is to assist individuals to obtain their own, independently leased permanent community housing and provide the flexible and personalized support needed to maintain it.
Buys homes and tenants (selected by Pathway Homes or the CSB) pay rents rangint from approximately $150 to $350. The Brain Foundaion pays the utilities, HOA, maintenance and the difference in the Mortgage amounts. Limited services provided to tenants through CSB or Pathways
Trudy Harsh / 703-830-8852 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Dotti McKee / email@example.com
1761 Old Meadow Road, Suite 100, McLean, Virginia 22102
PRS Supported Housing PRS makes permanent housing with support services available to the homeless living with psychiatric disabilities in Northern Virginia. Residents of PRS Supported Housing live in three-bedroom townhomes in close proximity to PRS Day Program locations, Fairfax County community mental health centers, and other community amenities. Length of stay is determined on an individual basis with no time limitations. Residents receive an array of day program services through PRS, as well as ongoing case management, community living skills training, supportive counseling, and crisis intervention from Residential Services staff, who provide an average of 10 - 20 hours of onsite supports to residents each week. Residents also receive mental health treatment, case management, and medication management through the Fairfax - Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) Mental Health Services.
PRS Willow Lane Intensive Supported Housing is an intensive supported housing program that makes permanent housing, residential support services, psychiatric rehabilitation, and psychiatric treatment available to adults with psychiatric disabilities being discharged from hospitals into the community. Staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, PRS Willow Lane provides a coordinated system of support services to give residents an environment with a high degree of structure and supervision. These services, delivered in a format that promotes successful recovery and community integration, include case management, community living skills training, supportive counseling, medication management, and crisis intervention. Residents may also attend PRS day programs.
United Community Ministries, Inc.
7511 Fordson Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22306
Bridge Housing Program is a short-term transitional housing program for homeless, single adults who have mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The program is funded under the Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB). UCM has a contract for 20 hours a week to provide case management for the clients and the CSB is to provide weekly mental health services to clients. The program helps clients to build the skills and financial stability to bridge the gap between homelessness and a stable living environment. The program currently serves six people.
Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services
The mission of Good Shepherd Housing (GSH) is to reduce homelessness, increase community support, and promote self-sufficiency. It is governed and managed by a diverse, multi-denominational board of directors (22) and staff (6 full-time and 5 part-time) with an approximate annual operating budget of $2 million and $5.4 million in assets. GSH manages about 70 housing units. See the Financials page for additional details.
The GSH offices are located in the Mount Zephyr Business Center at 8305 Richmond Highway, Suite 17B, at the corner of Richmond Highway and Reddick Avenue. We are located at the back of the office complex on the second level. Should you need to visit us, bus service and parking are readily available and we are a half mile north of the South County Government Center on the east side of Richmond Highway.
GSH serves the area bounded by I-495 to the north, I-95 to the west, the Potomac River to the east, and the Occoquan River to the south. It encompasses substantially all of Fairfax County's Human Service Region I. Similarly, this area includes the majority of both the Lee and Mount Vernon Districts of Fairfax County.
B. Rental Assistance and Home ownership voucher program
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
Section 8, Housing Choice Vouchers is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) federal housing program that financially helps moderate or low-income families with disabilities to rent or buy a home.
C. Other non-profit programs
Habitat for Humanity (HFH)
A non-profit Christian organization that builds accessible homes for people in need. If approved you are granted a home and a favorable mortgage loans that are sponsored through donations, volunteer work and local, private, federal and state resources. HFH is a globally known organization and has built homes for families and individuals with disabilities and in need of financial support all over the world.
D. Residential Treatment Programs
Facilities offering residential care to adults with serious mental challenges, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, and disorders combined with substance abuse. Many of these are “private pay” so be sure to ask about insurance, funding, scholarships, etc. For additional resources, visit ARTA (American Residential Treatment Association).
101 Healing Farm Lane, Mill Spring, North Carolina 28756
E. Homeless Shelters
Northern Virginia Homeless Shelters
ALEXANDRIA COMMUNITY SHELTER 2355B Mill Road Alexandria 703-746-3660
ALIVE HOUSE 2723 King Street Alexandria, VA (Headquarters) 703-684-1430
CARPENTER'S SHELTER 930 N. Henry St. Alexandria, VA 703-548-7500
CHRIST HOUSE 131 S. West Street Alexandria, VA 703-549-8644 (shelter)
DOORWAYS FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES P.O. Box 100185 Arlington, VA
ARLINGTON-ALEXANDRIA COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS (AACH) 3103 9th Road, North Arlington, VA 703-525-7177 (office)
ARLINGTON DHS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE BUREAU 2100 Washington Blvd., 1st Floor Arlington, VA 703-228-1300
CULPEPER SHELTER 602 S. Main St., Ste. 3Culpeper, VA 22701 540-825-7434 (office) - 15 beds
BAILEYS CROSSROADS SHELTER 3525 Moncure Ave. Baileys Crossroads, VA 703-820-7623
ELEANOR KENNEDY SHELTER New Hope Housing 9155 Richmond Hwy. Ft. Belvoir area, VA 703-799-0200
EMBRY RUCKER SHELTER 11975 Bowman Towne Dr. Reston, VA 703-437-1975
KATHERINE K. HANLEY FAMILY SHELTER 13000 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 571-522-6800
MONDLOCH HOUSE New Hope Housing 3516 Lockheed Blvd. Alexandria, VA 703-768-3400
PATRICK HENRY FAMILY SHELTER 3080 Patrick Henry Dr. Falls Church, VA 703-536-2155
FAUQUIER FAMILY SHELTER SERVICES 95 Keith St. Warrenton, VA 20186 540-351-0130
THURMAN BRISBEN CENTER 471 Central Rd Fredericksburg, VA 22402 540-899-9853
GOOD SHEPHERD ALLIANCE 20684 Ashburn Rd. (Headquarters) Ashburn, VA 20147 703-724-1555 Office
LOUDOUN EMERGENCY SHELTER 19520 Meadows View Ct. Leesburg, VA 20175 571-258-3033 (24/7)
LOUDOUN MEN’S SHELTER Volunteers of America19520 Meadows View Ct. Leesburg, VA 20175 571-258-3033 (24/7)
ACTS SHELTER 17866 Main Street Dumfries, VA 703-221-3188
HILDA M. BARG HOMELESS PREVENTION CENTER 14945 Jefferson/Davis Hwy. Woodbridge, VA 703-680-5403
SERVE FAMILY SHELTER 10056 Dean Drive Manassas, VA 703-368-2979
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A. LAWYER REFERRAL ORGANIZATIONS
Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV)
A non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of Northern Virginia. Their mission is to promote justice by providing free, high-quality legal advocacy and information for elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals and families who face the loss of a critical need, such as personal safety, income, housing, medical benefits, education, or family stability.
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service. For a nominal fee, you can get a brief consultation with a lawyer and get some names of attorneys that may be able to help.
701 E. Franklin Street, Suite 1120, Richmond, VA 23219
Counties Served: Statewide
American Bar Association (ABA)
Online database of attorneys (800) 285-2221
Alexandria Lawyer Referral Service
Counties Served: Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, Woodbridge and Zip Codes 22306, 22307, 22308 and 22309
Arlington County Bar Association LRS
Counties Served: Arlington
Fairfax Bar Association LRIS
Counties Served: Fairfax, Northern Virginia, Prince William (Manassas), Loudoun, Stafford, Alexandria, Arlington
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)
Online referral sites you might want to consider:
Specialized services for those living with disabilities nationwide, including Social Security Disability Insurance representation and Medicare plan selection services 1 (800) 279-4357 ext. 2020
B. Legal Information Resources
The Virginia Code
“contains a form Advanced Medical Directive as an example, which can be found at Virginia Code § 54.1-2984. Suggested form of written advance directives."
Virginia Code § 54.1-2986.2 discusses Health care decisions in the event of patient protest.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
131 M Street, NE
Fourth Floor, Suite 4NWO2F
Washington, DC 20507-0100
Joint Commission (JCAHO)
Toll-Free Complaint Hotline To share concerns regarding quality of care (not billing) at a health care organization 1 (800) 994-6610
U.S. Department of Justice
Assistance with ADA concerns in state and local government and public accommodations 1 (800) 541-0301
Social Security Resources
Social Security Disability Resources
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
“United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.”
200 Independence Avenue, S.W. - Washington, D.C. 20201
Legal Services Corporation
“LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation.
LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans.
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NAMI Loudoun Resource Information (Word Document)