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Support Groups

RPSV’s support groups are designed with the end-user in mind. That is why we specialize in peer-to-peer support. When those we serve learn that RPSV staff, volunteers, and fellow peers can empathize with what they are facing, incredible things happen! Peers are motivated when they see living examples of others who have ‘weathered the storm of mental health and substance abuse’ to do great things. It gives them hope for the future, helps them understand that they can overcome what they are facing, and encourages them to work hard to achieve their dreams.

Following is a list of our support groups. Please note, although some of the groups are offered at each location, some are not. Peers are welcome to join RPSV at any of our five locations to join the support groups that can most benefit them.

Support Groups:

  • Anger Management: Support group for dealing with difficult feelings and frustration. (CWC only)
  • Art Club: The group is designed to serve guests with an interest in utilizing art and creativity as methods for recovery. All attendees express themselves therapeutically. The effort helps improve self-esteem. (APHPR only)
  • Daily Pulse/Community Meeting (Center/Peer-to-peer introduction): Assesses needs of guests and helps develop a strategy for how to effectively serve them during the course of the day. (APHPR, CWC, SCRDIC only)
  • Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): A support group for people with Depression or Bipolar. (MPRC only)
  • Education Group: Rotating topics such as informing peers about local resources, and education surrounding mental illness and substance abuse disorder. (RWC only)
  • Healthy Diet/Sleep: Support group to discuss healthy diet and sleeping habits. (CWC only)
  • Homelessness advocacy: Robust sessions to discuss needed support and solutions for homeless individuals. (CWC only)
  • Hearing Voices: A group for people who have auditory hallucinations. It is a collaboration between professionals and peers and helps develop an alternative approach to coping with emotional distress. (APHPR only)
  • Housing Application: Through the Office to Prevent and End Homeless, a specialist is assigned to assist peers with filling out housing applications to obtain placement on County housing waiting list. (CWC only)
  • Meditation: A group that focuses on meditation for healing. The benefits of meditation include calming of the mind, reduced anxiety, and a focused, centered mind. (MPRC only)
  • Men’s Group: The Men’s Group is designed to serve men by providing a safe non-judgmental group to share male-centric issues. (MPRC only)
  • Mental Health Disorders: Support group for peers challenged with mental illness. (CWC only)
  • Metro Transportation Assistance: The Metro Transportation Assistance was developed to help peers become comfortable in utilizing the Fairfax County Metro system. The purpose of the group is for guests to obtain reduced metro fare cards and help with filing the metro access applications. (MPRC only)
  • Music Appreciation: Listen to music and discuss melodies and lyrics. (APHPR and RWC only)
  • Pathways to Recovery: This group is based on the model of self-assessment and self-discovery. It is designed to help peers develop life goals and to achieve their dreams. (APHPR only)
  • Peer Support Group: Open discussion. Topics may derive from morning Pulse/Community Meeting or may be pre-arranged by a facilitator. (APHPR, CWC, RWC, and SCRDIC only)
  • Rent Readiness: Learn how to fill out a lease, learn valuable tips on building strong tenant-landlord relationships, and on how to be a good neighbor, (and more). (CWC only)
  • Show and Share: Show and Share is an open group. Attendees share a sentimental object that has a significant role in their lives. (MPRC only)
  • Spanish Support Group: The Spanish support group is designed to provide support to our guests from Latin-based cultures. (MPRC only)
  • Substance Use Disorder Group (SUD): Open discussion group around the issues of SUD. (APHPR, CWC, and SCRDIC only)
  • Talent Show: The Talent show is designed to provide a platform for guests to highlight their various talents. It is open to guests, volunteers, and staff. (MPRC only)
  • 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. (CWC only)
  • Tranquil Voices (TC): TC is a therapeutic class for everyone in recovery. It uses socialization, recovery activities, which include discussions about the recovery model and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to provide healing and comfort. (MPRC only)
  • Trauma-Informed: Support group for peers who have experienced trauma (i.e., Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD). (CWC only)
  • Weekend Planning (WP): WP is designed for guests with substance abuse and mental health concerns to plan their weekends from when they wake up until they go to bed. (MPRC only)
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP): WRAP helps guests take control of their wellness by creating a “toolbox” of coping strategies and resources, as well as developing a plan for recovery and wellness. The eight-week workshop helps guests feel better and stay healthy during difficult times. (All locations)
  • Women’s Group: The Women’s Group is designed to serve women by providing a safe non-judgmental group to share female-centric issues. (APHPR only)