Department of Community & Human Services (DCHS)
Welcome. DCHS envisions a community in which residents enjoy a sense of well-being, safety and self-sufficiency. DCHS provides effective and essential safety net services that measurably improve or maintain the quality of life for Alexandrians.
Page updated on August 12, 2022 at 1:45 PM
WARNING: You have chosen to translate this page using an automated translation system. This translation has not been reviewed by the City of Alexandria and may contain errors.
The City and its partners are providing help with food, rent, health care, employment and child care
Resources for those Impacted by the Pandemic
Mental Health Screening
Get a free, confidential mental health screening online in a few minutes
Screening for Mental Health
Gun Lock and Medication Lock Box Distribution
Free gun locks and medication locking devices are available through two new distribution methods in a state-wide suicide prevention campaign
Resources for suicide risks and prevention across the lifespan, information about Lock & Talk, free medication lock boxes and gun locks.
Events, Training, News & Opportunities
Learn about upcoming events, see the latest DCHS news publication Connect, discover ways to get involved, check out volunteer opportunities, apply for externships and more.