Resource Links


Resource links to education and advocacy sites, professional organizations, self-help websites, and more

UPDATED September 20, 2021

Education & Advocacy Links

Nonprofit and government organizations, educational and medical institutes, advocacy sites, helplines, online communities and support forums, and more.

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Mental Health links

Multicultural & Minority Mental Health Organizations

Addiction & Recovery links

Multicultural & Minority Substance Use Organizations

Anxiety & Mood Disorders


ADHD & Autism

Schizophrenia & Related Disorders

obsessive-compulsive & related disorders

Personality Disorders

Eating Disorders


Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, & stalking

human trafficking

Child Abuse, Violence, & Trauma

Adult Survivors

Elder & Disabled Adult abuse

Children, families, & Parenting

Adolescents & young adults


BULLYING & CyberBullying


Equity, reform, & ANTI-Hate

military & Veterans


Suicide Prevention & Recovery

Grief & Bereavement

Pet Loss

Cult & Harmful Religion Recovery


wellness, self-care, & emotional intelligence

Mindfulness & Meditation

Professional Membership Organizations for Mental Health Clinicians

Resource Links for Finding Help

Other Resource Links

Local Resources in Northern Virginia (& Surrounding Areas)

  • 2-1-1 Virginia | A free service that can help with finding local resources (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Adventist Health Care | Support groups, seminars, lectures, health programs, fitness classes, and more
  • AEquitas | A nonprofit organization focused on developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices related to gender-based violence and human trafficking
  • Arlington Free Clinic | Provides free, high-quality healthcare to low-income, uninsured Arlington County adults
  • Ayuda | Legal, social, and language services for vulnerable immigrants in the DMV area
  • Bethany House | An emergency shelter in Northern Virginia that assists women and children who are victims of domestic violence
  • Boat People SOS | Assists Vietnamese victims of trafficking and domestic violence
  • Catholic Charities of Arlington | Affordable counseling services
  • Center Clinic at George Washington University | Graduate-level students provide affordable counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults in the DC metro area
  • Center for Family Services | Low-cost counseling services for individuals, couples, and families
  • Chris Atwood Foundation | Recovery support and resources for people and families affected by addiction
  • Christian Relief Services | A nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia dedicated to ending poverty by working through partnerships and in collaboration with charities, churches, and human services agencies 
  • Community Counseling Services Center | Graduate-level students provide low-cost counseling services in the Washington, DC area
  • Cornerstone Montgomery | CARF-accredited behavioral health treatment in Montgomery County, MD. Services include residential rehab, psychiatric rehab, day programs, vocational services, transitional-aged youth services, a vocational art program, clinical services, crisis care, integrated health, and mental health first aid.
  • Cover Virginia | On this website you can learn about Virginia’s Medicaid and FAMIS programs for children, pregnant women, and adults. You can also find information about health insurance options available through the Federal Marketplace. Use the site’s eligibility screening tool or find someone to help you apply for insurance. (Adults in Virginia between the ages of 19-64 qualify for low or no-cost health insurance if their yearly income is below $16,754.)
  • Curb The Crisis | Information on the opioid epidemic in Virginia
  • DC Bar Pro Bono Services | Free legal assistance
  • DC Public Library | Book clubs, free classes, workshops, and more
  • DC Rape Crisis Center | Call the hotline at 202-333-RAPE. DCRCC also provides counseling and victim assistance services.
  • DC Volunteer Lawyers Project | Operates free, walk-in clinics throughout the District so victims of abuse and domestic violence (and other needy DC residents) can access free legal services on a wide range of issues, social services referrals, crisis support, and safety planning
  • Emergency Mental Health and Detox Services in Fairfax County
  • FACETS | A nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia dedicated to ending homelessness and the cycle of poverty 
  • Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community Resources
  • Fairfax County Library | Book clubs, free classes, workshops, tutoring, and more
  • Free REVIVE! Trainings to Prevent Opioid Overdose | REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose situation, how to administer naloxone, and what to do afterwards. Each attendee also receives a free REVIVE! kit, which includes all the supplies needed to administer naloxone.
  • George Mason Center for Psychological Services | Offers a range of evidence-based treatment services and has a sliding scale fee
  • Haven of Northern Virginia | Grief support services and groups in Annandale, VA
  • Holy Cross Health | Free support groups, lectures, and health and fitness classes in Montgomery County, MD
  • House of Ruth | Provides services for women and children dealing with homelessness, domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, and recent incarceration
  • IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery | Treatment for substance abuse, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders exclusively for members of the IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) located in Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Independence Club | AA meetings in Springfield, VA
  • INOVA | Health and wellness programs, weight loss seminars, lectures, fitness classes, and support groups
  • Jubilee Jobs | Employment services
  • Knowledge Commons DC | Free, volunteer-run classes on various topics
  • Many Languages One Voice | DC organization for language justice
  • Legal Counsel for the Elderly | Free legal services in DC
  • Martha’s Table | Working to increase access to quality education programs, healthy food, and family support
  • Mary House | Provides housing and support services to at-risk immigrants and refugees
  • Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab | Low-cost counseling services for adults in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and the DC metro area, located at the University of Maryland in College Park
  • The Men’s Home | A sober living environment for men in early recovery
  • Montgomery County Public Libraries | Book clubs, free classes, workshops, and more
  • My Sister’s Place | Empowers victims of domestic violence to live healthy, independent lives free from abuse and violence
  • Narcotics Anonymous (Northern Virginia Area)
  • Network for Victim Recovery of DC | Victim assistance services
  • New Endeavors by Women | Provides services to homeless women
  • Northern Virginia Family Services | A nonprofit organization that serves the diverse individuals and families in Northern Virginia who live in poverty. Services: Mental health, immigration legal services, foster care and adoption, homelessness and housing, workforce development, health and well-being, early childhood development, and youth initiatives. 
  • Northern Virginia Intergroup (AA)
  • Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation | A site to raise awareness and acceptance of persons with mental health issues and to provide individuals seeking mental health services with help and information
  • Postpartum Support Virginia
  • PRS CareRing | A free program for seniors (60+) in the Northern Virginia area. Services include social calls, daily reminders (i.e. medications, appointments, etc.), and welfare/safety checks.
  • PRS CrisisLink | A Northern Virginia hotline. Call 703-527-4077
  • Quitline – DC Tobacco Free Coalition | Free smoking cessation program (including free nicotine patches and lozenges) for DC residents
  • Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia | Nonprofit promoting access to treatment and assisting individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Rock Recovery | A nonprofit organization supporting freedom from disordered eating. Programs include clinical services, recovery coaching, and community education.
  • Safe Journeys | For victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock 
  • Safe Sisters Circle (DC) | Provides free services to black women survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse
  • Second Story | A shelter house for teens in crisis, young mothers, and homeless youth
  • Serenity Club | Located in Alexandria, VA – AA, Al-Anon, and Alateen meetings
  • Shelter House | A nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, safe housing, and supportive services to the homeless and to victims of domestic violence in Northern Virginia 
  • SMR Counseling Services | Pro bono services for individuals who are unemployed, uninsured, or otherwise unable to afford counseling (Burtonsville, MD location only)
  • Tzedek DC | Legal services for individuals who are in debt
  • United Community | Empowers adults, children, and families to transform their lives
  • Unity Club | A recovery club in Falls Church, VA – (Meetings include AA, NA, CoDA, Debtors Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts, Marijuana Anonymous, Clutterers Anonymous, Love Addicts, Heroin Anonymous, Survivors of Incest Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and more)
  • Virginia Victim Assistance Network | Provides training for victim assistance professionals and advocates for the needs of crime victims
  • Washington Regional Alcohol Program | Working to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in the DC area
  • Wendt Center for Loss and Healing | Services for grief, loss, and trauma in Washington, DC
  • Women’s Center | A nonprofit counseling and education center
  • Women’s Law Center of Maryland | Advocates for the physical safety, economic security, and autonomy of women throughout the state by providing direct legal representation, information and referral services, and legislative advocacy

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