DCHS Connect

Connect is a news publication from the Department of Community and Human Services. It includes information and highlights about programs and services within the Department.

Page updated on Feb 4, 2020 at 11:52 AM

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In the predawn hours on January 23, a group of 15 volunteers headed out into Alexandria streets and parks to engage individuals experiencing homelessness.


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See how the Heard Arts Program brings creative expression to people who are marginalized including those in substance use recovery, in jail and in the Domestic Violence Safe House. 


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The Alexandria Treatment Court offers an alternative to jail for people accused of nonviolent felonies with significant substance use disorders--and it is already making a difference in the lives of five individuals.


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The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria hosted a town hall on December 10 to share tools parents and community members can use to prevent underage drinking.


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DCHS releases its 2019 Community Impact Report, which shares key accomplishments, important data and stories of people’s lives that were changed.


Latest News & Highlights

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The last day to register to vote in Virginia’s March 3 Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election is February 10. Submit or update your registration online or register in person at these DCHS sites and other City locations.


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Read the latest update on the rule used by immigration officials to help determine whether a person can enter the United States or receive a green card.


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The City of Alexandria finalized a three year strategic plan to eliminate opioid misuse and its harmful effects throughout the city.


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On the January 25, the City collected 240 pounds of unused and expired medications and held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the City's third permanent drop box.


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The City of Alexandria is offering free 2019 tax return preparation to eligible residents every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon from Feb 1 through April 11.



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Mental Health First Aid Training in Alexandria


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