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 Jun 26, 2020 at 1:56 PM

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DCHS is working with the City and its partners to provide information and resources that may offer some level of support, security and stability for families in need due to the impacts of the coronavirus response. Visit Resources to Meet Basic Needs for Those Impacted by the Coronavirus COVID-19 Response or call the DCHS Customer Relations Team at 703.746.5700 for assistance. For the latest information about COVID-19, visit alexandriava.gov/Coronoavirus.


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Thanks to Friends of the Alexandria Mental Health Center, DCHS clients and staff have additional resources to help support their mental health needs. 


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The 2020 Annual Point-in-Time Count reveals a 5% increase in persons experiencing homelessness in Alexandria from 2019 and highlights racial disparities in the homeless population.


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Share these recent updates and newly added resources and services with others, particularly those who are in need and vulnerable residents.


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DCHS programs have expanded access to mental health and healthcare treatment and resources through telehealth so Alexandria residents can get the support they need.


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Share these recent updates and newly added resources and services with others, particularly those who are in need and vulnerable residents.


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Share these recent updates and newly added resources and services with others, particularly those who are in need and vulnerable residents.


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Share these recent updates and newly added resources and services with others, particularly those who are in need and vulnerable residents. 


Latest News & Highlights

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The KeepIt360 Club was awarded a mini-grant by the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN) for activities that focus on helping students learn about mental health and self-care.


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On June 9, Project Discovery hosted a Virtual Student Recognition and Year End Celebration for graduating seniors and awarded scholarships. 


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Narcan can save the life of someone who is overdosing from opioids, if given in time. Find out how to make an appointment to pick up the life-saving drug at no cost from the Health Department.


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Access messages from City leaders and watch a video of the June 2 town hall regarding the killing of George Floyd on May 25.


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 Alexandria youth are invited to submit 30-60 second videos explaining why they don’t vape and what they do to stay healthy. Submissions are due June 18.


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Take steps to better understand mental illness and what can be done to help those that may be experiencing a mental health condition.


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Food will be distributed at two locations on Thursday, May 28, and two locations on Saturday, May 30. 


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The City of Alexandria formed the COVID-19 Community Response Advisory Committee to ensure that all Alexandrians have access to information about the pandemic. 


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