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Community Services

​​​Our Mission Statement

We are committed to improving the quality of life for people with or at risk of developing mental disabilities and substance abuse problems and to preventing the occurrences of these conditions. We do this through a system of caring that respects and promotes the dignity, rights, and full participation of individuals and their families. To the maximum extent possible, these services are provided within the community.

Community Services is a public agency providing  mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse, emergency services and early intervention programs for residents of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Many services are covered by Medicaid and Medicare, depending on family size and income.

Community Services provides Emergency Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us at: Manassas: (703) 792-7800; Woodbridge: (703) 792-4900. Click HERE for locations, directions and additional information. In order to provide you with the best information, all requests for clinical services should be made by phone or in person. For non-urgent, non-clinical requests or questions: emailcsb@pwcgov.org 

51943221_S.jpgComing Soon: Annual Mental Health Awareness Event

Relax and Recharge, the 2016 Mental Health Awareness Day event, is Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, in Woodbridge.  The afternoon includes relaxation stations, networking opportunities, vendors, a guest speaker and dinner.  All are welcome to attend. MORE

Developmental Disability & Intellectual Disability Waiver Redesign Information 

span.pngSPAN - Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia -  Joining forces to prevent suicide in Northern Virginia, the region's five community services boards (CSBs) have launched a new website and a coordinated suicide prevention campaign - Reach Out. Find Hope - led by the newly formed Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN). 


get on track.jpgThe GetOnTrack Program is a coordinated specialty care program for young adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis. For more information call DeAnne Mullins at (703) 842-2301 or Lisa Madron at (703) 792-7877. MORE  Read the Washington Post article here. 

IN THE NEWS

CAC12A.pngNew Crisis Assessment Center Allows Those with Mental Illness to Get Help They Need

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 CIT Pin.pngCrisis Intervention Team (CIT) News Coverage

Andrea Shea of Community Services spoke with Fox 5 in a segment about our Crisis Intervention Team police officer training for de-escalating citizens with mental illness and intellectual disability. Watch here. 

                                                  

County Receives Additional Funding to Serve Seriously Mentally Ill

Prince William County Community Services has offered an Intensive Community Treatment  program for the seriously mentally ill since 2008. The program is currently funded to help and treat 48 people. Another 26 are on the waiting list for services. The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently voted to accept $850,000 from the Virginia Department of Health and Developmental Services to expand coverage for the mentally ill under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Read more.  ​

Additional Resources 

The ACTS Helpline, 703-368-4141 is a free service and provides confidential listening and information and referral resources for crisis intervention, suicide, sexual assault, substance and physical abuse; 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

The Trillium Drop-In Center:  The Trillium Drop In Center is a non-profit  501(c)(3) organization that provides a stress-free, stigma-free atmosphere for people 18 and over who are mental health consumers.  Visitors can use computers, the art room, TV room, kitchen, game room and conference room.  All services are free.  Donations are accepted.  Visit our website for more information, email us at contact@trilliumdropincenter.org or call 703-763-3685. All are welcome.

List of Private Providers

Student Internship Program

Prince William County Community Services accepts student interns from the following Master’s degree programs: George Mason University Counseling program and Social Work program, Argosy University Counseling Psychology program, Marymount University Counseling program, Virginia Commonwealth University Social Work program, George Washington University Social Work program and Catholic University Social Work program.

Internship opportunities  change frequently, and all internships are unpaid. We interview interns at any time during the calendar year, and it is recommended that students apply at least 4-6 months prior to the start of placement. Applicants are expected to participate in at least one interview and to provide references. Other requirements include: be second year Master’s students, agree to provide 20 hours per week-even if the program permits fewer hours,  agree to commit to at least nine months, sign a written agreement, complete a screening for tuberculosis and a background check and ​​​attend our in-house monthly internship training sessions. If interested, please send a resume to Karen Raymond at keraymond@pwcgov.org

*Translation is available for non-English speaking individuals and callers. Special services are in place for people who communicate through American Sign Language.

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