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Consumer Wellness Center (CWC)

Offering a safe, stigma-free environment for those experiencing mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness since 2006

Monday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

CWC Services:

  • Assistance with such resources as acquiring benefits, housing or Community Services Board (CSB) resources
  • Clothing Closet
  • Computer Lab available with Internet, Wi-Fi and a printer
  • Continental Breakfast, Hot Lunch, and Snacks
  • Employment Assistance: Specialists help peers find gainful employment and/or volunteer assignments
  • Field trips to Washington National games and an annual beach trip
  • Landline phone access
  • One-on-one peer counseling
  • Recreational activities such as holiday parties and barbeques

CWC Groups:
Please call 703-531-4650 or visit to find out the time of the groups as they are subject to change. Please visit our Groups page for descriptions. Free Snacks, Beverages and Lunch are provided at this location.

Oct
22
Mon
Community Mtg. @ Consumer Wellness Center
Oct 22 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
LMECC Recovery Oriented Employment Curriculum: Rapid Job Search: The Art of Finding a Job @ Consumer Wellness Center
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Gauri Malaviya will serve people at Consumer Wellness Center and market these services within FFCCSB and to other groups serving people in overcoming mental health and addiction challenges. Gauri will devote Mondays to CWC, delivering Rapid Job Search, Education Support, and Job Development in addition to the Recovery Oriented Employment Curriculum listed below.

Lunch @ Consumer Wellness Center
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm
Support Group: Employment Support @ Consumer Wellness Center
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm
Info and Ed: Peer Group @ Consumer Wellness Center
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
LMECC Recovery Oriented Employment Curriculum: Employment Risks in Recovery + Action Planning for Triggers @ Consumer Wellness Center
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Gauri Malaviya will serve people at Consumer Wellness Center and market these services within FFCCSB and to other groups serving people in overcoming mental health and addiction challenges. Gauri will devote Mondays to CWC, delivering Rapid Job Search, Education Support, and Job Development in addition to the Recovery Oriented Employment Curriculum listed below.

LMECC Recovery Oriented Employment Curriculum: Integrating Recovery Thinking into Workplace Ethics @ Consumer Wellness Center
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Gauri Malaviya will serve people at Consumer Wellness Center and market these services within FFCCSB and to other groups serving people in overcoming mental health and addiction challenges. Gauri will devote Mondays to CWC, delivering Rapid Job Search, Education Support, and Job Development in addition to the Recovery Oriented Employment Curriculum listed below.

Oct
23
Tue
Community Mtg. @ Consumer Wellness Center
Oct 23 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Support Group: Self Care @ Consumer Wellness Center
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am
Lunch @ Consumer Wellness Center
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm

This site offers individual and group peer support, 12 step groups, and a clothing closet. Subjects for Support Group and Information and Education change weekly.

For Employment Support, please call Gauri at 703-909-9754.

Application Assistance is offered on Tuesdays 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. by New Hope Housing

WRAP Workshops are also available throughout the year.

**Additional support groups offered at CWC on a rotating basis. Please call for more information:

  • Anger Management: Support group for dealing with difficult feelings and frustration
  • Healthy Diet/Sleep: Support group to discuss healthy diet and sleeping habits
  • Mental Health Disorders: Support group for peers challenged with mental illness
  • Time Management: Support group to help peers learn to manage their time when facing additional challenges (i.e., mental illness, SUD, facing homelessness). Peers learn to be productive with their time to maximize their life.
  • Trauma-Informed: Support group for peers who have experienced trauma (i.e., Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD).

“After moving into a group home, within weeks my symptoms left. As part of my treatment plan, I had to attend CWC as a day participant. I was welcomed with open arms. Being part of CWC changed my life. Today, I am a Peer Recovery Specialist, like those who helped me. I am honored. I believe peer support is vital to giving a voice to those without one. CWC gives a voice to those without one.”
–Kaitlyn S.