What is PRS?

PRS, Inc., is the premier nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Northern Virginia that 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

Our Clients

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.

Founded

Established in 1963.

Global Ends

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.

Priority Results

Recovery – Individuals with mental illness, emotional and/or behavioral disorders make and implement informed decisions about their recovery.
Community – Individuals with mental illness, emotional and/or behavioral disorders participate in activities in their community.
Wellness – Individuals with mental illness, emotional and/or behavioral disorders improve and sustain overall wellness.
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.

Administrative and Center Locations

PRS Administration
1761 Old Meadow Road, Suite 100
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 536-9000
Administration Fax: (703) 448-3723

PRS Tysons
PRS Recovery Academy, Employment and Community Support Services
1761 Old Meadow Road, Suite 100
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 536-6000
(703) 448-3767(fax)

PRS Mt. Vernon
PRS Recovery Academy, Employment and Community Support Services
8794S Sacramento Drive
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 360-8394
(703) 360-5583 (fax)

PRS DC
PRS Supported Employment
3845 South Capitol Street, SW
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 373-0800
(202) 373-0898 (fax)
TTY: (703) 790-0582

Services Offered

PRS Recovery Academy Based on the structure of a community college, the Recovery Academy is designed to: provide targeted psycho-educational curriculum in twelve week blocks; be a normalizing environment so that each client can focus on his recovery goals and identify as a student in recovery; and, most importantly, promote movement out of PRS’ facility-based programming and into meaningful community alternatives such as work, volunteering and school.
PRS Employment Services include career counseling, on-the-job assessments work adjustment training classes, job search support, job support groups, and specialized services for individuals with professional/technical skills.  PRS Employment Specialists are trained to help clients choose, get and keep competitive employment.
PRS Community Support Services assist persons with mental illness, emotional and/or behavioral disorders in their homes or in the community.  Community Support Specialists teach clients practical daily living skills such as housekeeping and budgeting and link clients with resources in the community.  Specialists may also provide supportive counseling, case management and crisis intervention.
PRS Community Housing makes permanent housing and an array of support services available to adults with mental illness, emotional and/or behavioral disorders throughout Northern Virginia.  Services provided include case management, community living skills training, supportive counseling, and crisis intervention.  These services are delivered to clients living in homes directly operated by PRS, in County-subsidized housing and with family members or other caregivers.  PRS Intensive Supportive Housing Program makes permanent housing, residential support services, psychiatric rehabilitation and psychiatric treatment available to adult with psychiatric disabilities being discharged from hospitals into the community.  Staffed 24/7, this program provides a coordinated system of support services to give residents an environment with a high degree of structure and supervision.
PRS CrisisLink brings immediate help, hope, and healing to empower individuals facing serious life challenges, suicidal thoughts, and emotional or situational problems through seven sub-programs: 24/7 Crisis & Suicide Prevention Hotline and Textline, CareRing, Youth Matters, Loss Team, and Community Education.