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
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:
Developmental Disability Services:
Notice of Public Comment Period
The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) will welcome public comment regarding the submission to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amendments to the following 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers: Community Living (CL) and the Family and Individual Supports (FIS) waivers.
The intent of the amendment is to propose to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a rate methodology for a customized rate for certain individuals receiving waiver services. Services that may qualify for a customized rate include:
- Community Coaching
- Group Day
- Group Home
- In-Home Support services
- Supported Living
The amendment will also technically correct the number of slots in the CL waiver to reflect the number approved by the Virginia General Assembly. This notice also serves to open the 30 day public comment period, which began on January 4, 2016 and closes February 3, 2017 at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). The 1915(c) HCBS waiver amendments can be located at (see page, Item 2. Purpose(s) of Amendment): http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/Content_pgs/ltc-wvr.aspx
The Individual and Family Support Program has announced the Funding Period for FY 2017.
- The Maximum Amount of Request per individual remains at $1000
- Applications must be postmarked on or after November 15th, 2016
- Any applications postmarked before November 15th will not be accepted
- Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.
- To be eligible for this program, an individual must be on the new, combined IDD Waiver Wait List
Click on the following links for the application and instructions:
The documents can also be found on the website below:
If individuals need help completing the application, or need assistance in completing the application in another language, please have them call the IFSP staff at 804/225-3810 or 804/663-7277.
Developmental Disability & Intellectual Disability Waiver Redesign Information
SPAN - 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).
The 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
New Crisis Assessment Center Allows Those with Mental Illness to Get Help They Need
Crisis 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
*Translation is available for non-English speaking individuals and callers. Special services are in place for people who communicate through American Sign Language.