City of Alexandria, VA
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Residential Services provides permanent or transitional living arrangements, support, supervision and training for persons with severe mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders in a home-like environment that promotes personal growth, respect, recovery and hope.
While living in Residential Program properties, all residents must participate in mental health and/or substance use recovery services.
Residential Services offers short-term or long-term housing options in a group home or apartment setting. Short-term housing offers placements from 12 to 24 months. Long-term housing continues as long as the person needs the support and is actively participating in his/her personal service plan goals. The group home setting provides services for up to seven residents with 24-hour staff supports. The apartment setting is shared with one or two roommates and varying degrees of staff support are provided. Residential Services also offers the Supported Living Program for individuals who live in their own home but require supports such as assistance with grocery shopping, enhancing home-care skills, or participating in recreational activities.
To be considered for the Residential Program, a DCHS (CSB) provider must present a referral to the Chair of the Residential Screening Committee. The Committee is responsible for screening all applicants. If the applicant is eligible, a residential screening interview is scheduled with the applicant to discuss details of the programs. Once a person is accepted into the Residential Program, they may be placed on a wait list.
For more information, call 703.746.3456 and ask to speak with a member of the Residential Screening Committee.