Finding Help for Those in Need
Emergency Services – Call 911
Ask for a “Mental Health Assessment” for someone thinking about self-harm
Mobile Crisis Unit (mobile mental health assessment/treatment)
703-573-5679 or 1-844-627-4747
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Fairfax County 24-Hour Hotline for assistance at 703-360-7273, TTY 711.
Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning
703-222-0880, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Findhelp.org for list of area programs available (formerly Aunt Bertha)
Lamb Center (breakfast, lunch, laundry, etc.)
3160 Campbell Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-691-3178
Four Questions to ask someone who comes to you in need:
How long have you been dealing with this? (Duration)
Who else knows? (Involvement of others)
Have you received any counsel on how to deal with this? (Wisdom)
Do you have any plans for your next steps? (Action)
How might you leave the situation?
- Always ask to pray with them.
- Discern who needs to be follow up with them and how that transfer will best happen.
- Check in on them if they are still in your care or if appropriate.