PRS Goals

Established in 1963, PRS exists so that individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and anyone who faces life crises can achieve safety, personal wellness, recovery and community integration. PRS services are provided throughout Northern Virginia and in the District of Columbia.

Our unique role in the community enables us to explore and quickly implement innovative models of service and program delivery while maintaining close relationships with our clients, their families and the community at large. Those services include: Recovery Academy Day Programs, Community Support Services, Employment Services, Community Housing, and PRS CrisisLink.

PRS clients are persons living with severe mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder or major depression), mild intellectual disabilities, substance use disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and anyone who faces life crises. PRS’ experience shows that with the proper services and support, our clients can and do increase their independence and self-sufficiency. With PRS supports, clients are taking critical steps to leading strong and fulfilling lives.

Global End:

PRS exists so that individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and anyone who faces life crises can achieve safety, personal wellness, recovery and community integration. PRS will efficiently utilize public and private resources to achieve all Board Ends.

PRS Results

1.1 Recovery. – Individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders make and implement informed decisions to overcome challenges, build strengths, and focus on recovery.

1.2 Community. – Individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders participate in activities in their community.

1.3 Wellness. – Individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders improve and sustain overall wellness.

1.4 Safety. – Individuals served that face life crisis will de-escalate, develop an action plan to remain safe, receive an immediate intervention if imminent risk is identified and receive referrals to help stabilize the crisis episode when indicated.