City of Alexandria, VA
The Alexandria System of Care is a coordinated network of services that serves youth with serious mental health needs and their families. These youth and families need support from many different agencies. By creating partnerships among agencies, the Systems of Care is able to improve outcomes.
Families and youth work in partnership with the agencies to obtain services and supports that are effective and evidence-based; build on the strengths of individuals; and promote the full potential of every youth by addressing their physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, linguistic and social needs.
The goal is to return youth with severe emotional or behavioral problems to their homes and help those at risk of removal to stay in a home environment. The System of Care helps youth and families function better at home, in school, in the community and in all aspects of life.
To be eligible for services, the Alexandria youth must be aged 7-21 with an IQ score of 70 or above. Youth must meet one of the following criterion: was diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance; is involved with Social Services or the Juvenile Justice System; is returning to the community from detention, a residential treatment program or a foster care placement.
For more information, call 703.746.6010.