The City of Alexandria encourages youth to apply to Project Discovery, a college and career readiness program that helps low income and first-generation college students to access opportunities in higher education.
Alexandria was the first locality in Virginia to extend protections to gays and lesbians through its human rights ordinance. In recognition of October as LGBTQ+ History Month, DCHS is sharing information and stories about queer history in the city.
Residents have several options to safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications, including those prescribed by veterinarians, during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 23 and year-round.
The City Council voted to increase the City of Alexandria’s capacity to support households in the eviction process. The decision funds $407,000 to assist people at risk for eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program, which is a collaborative effort between the Police and DCHS, pairs a specially trained law enforcement officer and a licensed, behavioral health clinician to respond in tandem to calls for persons experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
The course teaches risk factors, warning signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders, the effects of the illnesses, an overview of treatments and a five-step action plan for helping someone with symptoms.
The free event is for rising 9th-12th graders and features sessions focused on mental health, self-care, mindfulness, youth advocacy, media literacy, social media, social change and professionalism and networking.
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child is hosting the “Families Helping Families: From Our Home to Yours Virtual Gala” on August 12 to help enrich the lives of children in foster care during this critical time in their development.
The Alexandria Community Services Board is holding a public hearing on May 13 to receive input from the community on the needs of Alexandrians with mental illness, developmental disabilities or a substance use dependency.
Residents and community members are invited to help provide a bed and bedding for some of Alexandria’s most vulnerable children by donating to the Fund for Alexandria’s Child Emergency Bed Fund through the Spring2Action campaign.
Latest episode features an update on the City’s efforts--including what residents can expect when visiting a vaccination site and vaccination supplies--and explains the range of temporary jobs available at a vaccination site.
NAMI Ending the Silence is a free virtual educational event focusing on the warning signs of mental health conditions in youth and what steps parents and caregivers can take to help children get support.
The regional program provides services like free job training, paid work experiences, career coaching, resume writing assistance, job readiness workshops, online job fairs, virtual training and financial coaching.
The ALX Cares Grocery Gift Card Program provides eligible Alexandria residents with pre-paid grocery cards in denominations of $100, $200 and $400 through December, or for as long as funding is available.
Access more than 5,500 free online self-paced workplace, business, technical and IT courses through SkillUp, an local initiative to help workers recently laid-off as well as those who are looking to change careers.