Statistics link gun violence and domestic and sexual violence; education can play a significant role in preventing violence including violence related to families, particularly if it starts at an early age.
The Reentry Bag Program distributes substance use treatment and peer support information along with Narcan and fentanyl test strips to individuals who were formerly incarcerated and are reentering the community.
During National Reunification Month and Fatherhood Awareness Month, DCHS is highlighting programs focused on reunifying children in foster care with families and celebrating fathers and their importance in the reunification process.
The annual enumeration provides a one-night unduplicated snapshot of homelessness and helps identify and assess unmet needs and gaps in services as well as evaluate progress made in preventing and ending homelessness.
The City's Opioid Work Group launches a regional evidence-based harm reduction program in partnership with The Chris Atwood Foundation to lower the rates of opioid overdoses from fentanyl, which is about 50 times as potent as heroin.
The Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission has released the Children and Youth Master Plan 2025, an updated roadmap for how the Alexandria community will work together to create conditions for all young people to thrive
In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, we are highlighting mental health activities and resources for individuals of all ages, ranging from awareness events like Resilience Week Virginia 2021 to resources for confronting and dealing with racial trauma.
Learn how you can safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications at special collection sites, permanent medication drop-off locations, a new permanent needle disposal box or using safe methods at home.
The City’s Sexual Assault Center is sponsoring displays, exhibits, workshops and events to raise awareness of sexual assault and support survivors around this year’s theme, “Together We Can Build Safe Communities.”
Podcast episodes provide insight into regional employment and economic trends as well as the latest news about employment and career growth programs, new initiatives and benefits, and local job opportunities.
Bus Driver Supervisor Sadina Vanison is the 2021 recipient of the City of Alexandria Dr. Martin Luther King Spirit Award, awarded each year to a City employee who exemplifies Dr. King’s leadership and vision.
Individual and collective stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic is on the rise. Learn how to access resources to help cope with pandemic-related anxiety, holiday stress, racial trauma, mental health crises and substance use issues.
The City and community partners will continue to offer resources related to food, child care, rental assistance and eviction prevention after state-allocated federal CARES Act funding ends over the next few weeks.
To meet the rapidly changing needs and preferences of families affected by the crisis, the City is offering a Micro Pod Child Care program as well as other traditional child care arrangements at no cost to eligible working parents while slots are available.