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Prince William Co. hopes to add mental health crisis facility

Earlier this month, Virginia announced that five of its eight mental health hospitals will stop taking patients because of capacity limits. And now, there’s a push in Prince William County to build new facilities to deal with mental health crises. Read more about Prince William Co. hopes to add mental health crisis facility

Prince William County plans to create crisis center

But then the nightmares started. He couldn’t sleep. He distanced himself from family. Eventually Sessoms started self-medicating with a bottle of vodka, just to get some sleep. 

By that point his daughter told him the obvious: He was in crisis and had post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sessoms, now a pastor at Little Union Baptist Church in Dumfries, was able to get the help he needed, but he wants others to be served as well.

“I was one of the fortunate ones,” he said. Read more about Prince William County plans to create crisis center

Prince William County Is Considering Plans To Create A New Mental Health Crisis Center

The Prince William County Board of Supervisors is evaluating plans to create a mental health crisis center in the county, and may be able to use federal coronavirus relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to do it. Read more about Prince William County Is Considering Plans To Create A New Mental Health Crisis Center

With psychiatric beds in short supply, county seeks funding for 24-bed ‘crisis receiving center’

In the emergency room. Handcuffed to a gurney. In a hospital gown. For several days straight. 

That’s where an increasing number of Prince William County residents suffering from severe mental health crises have found themselves as Virginia’s overburdened mental hospitals face limited bed space or have ceased taking new admissions altogether.  Read more about With psychiatric beds in short supply, county seeks funding for 24-bed ‘crisis receiving center’

Prince William pushes Virginia to fund community crisis centers amid gaps in mental health staffing

Prince William County officials Tuesday called on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to fund the creation of community mental health centers that would help fill some of the gaps in care caused by staffing shortages in the state’s strained psychiatric hospital system. Read more about Prince William pushes Virginia to fund community crisis centers amid gaps in mental health staffing

Highlights from 2012

A brochure with VOICE's accomplishments from 2012 and strategic priorities for 2013-2014 Read more about Highlights from 2012

Summer 2012 Local Action Victories & Updates

We had four actions in the June 2012! Read about our June 3rd action in Prince William area around Subprime Lending & Foreclosure, our June 11th action in Rt 1/MT Vernon Fairfax County on Youth, our June 17th victory on access to dental care, and June 28th "Aging-Up" Campaign launch in McLean VA. Read more about Summer 2012 Local Action Victories & Updates

Kaine Listens To VOICE

Congregation-based community organizing has made some fast, yet influential, friends for Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement. Last night, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine met with Virginia clergy and more than 1,000 VOICE members and discussed justice issues in the areas of housing, immigration and health care. The meeting was held at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria.

Kaine has met with VOICE representatives on multiple occasions since their first public meeting last fall. Read more about Kaine Listens To VOICE

Group Nears Funding Goal For Dental Clinic

County leaders announce donations, group vows to seek more, at meeting in Reston.

Faith community members and local leaders met at St. John Neumann Church in Reston on Sunday in support of expanding dental care for low-income adults in the area. Read more about Group Nears Funding Goal For Dental Clinic

VOICE Congregations Celebrate Raising $200K

VOICE congregations celebrated raising $200,000 to expand dental care for low-income adults in western Fairfax County on Sunday.

VOICE clergy leaders, partners and donors cut the ribbon around a large paper mache tooth to mark a milestone in their fundraising on Sunday. Read more about VOICE Congregations Celebrate Raising $200K

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