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 May 25, 2022 at 3:30 PM
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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.