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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:

  • Daily Pulse: Staff and peers come together at the beginning of the day to discuss challenges and solutions. This group may guide individual support given to peers to that day.
  • Peer Support Group: Open discussion. Topics may derive from morning pulse/community meeting or may be-arranged by a facilitator. 
  • DBSA: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance: Group for people with depression or bipolar. 
  • Daily Pulse Center/peer-to-peer introduction: Assesses needs of guests and helps develop a strategy for hoe to effectively serve them during the day. 
  • Anger Management: Group for dealing with difficult feelings and frustration. Staff help peers brainstorm about coping skills and ways to implement them.
  • Art Group: Group designed to serve guests with an interest in utilizing art for recovery. All attendees express themselves therapeutically. The effort helps improve self-esteem. 
  • Meditation: Group that focus on meditation for healing. The benefits of meditation include calming of the mind, reducing anxiety, focused and a centered mind.
  • Mental Health Disorder: Group for peers challenged with mental illness.
  • Men and Women Groups: Groups are designed provide a safe non-judgmental place to share emotional issues.
  • Show and Share: Show and share is an open group. Attendees share sentimental objects that have significant role in their lives.
  • Trauma-Informed: Group for peers who have experienced any trauma.
  • Spanish Support Group: this group is designed to provide support for Latin based cultures.
  • Mindful Movement Class: is a movement-based mindfulness group where participants also reflect and focus on things that make them feel well.
  • Employment Assistance: Specialist help peers find gainful employment and /or volunteer assignments.
  • Wellness Recovery Plan (WRAP): This group helps guests take control of their wellness by creating toolbox of coping strategies and resources well as developing a plan for recovery and wellness. The 8-week workshop helps guests feel better and stay healthy during difficult times. 
  • Computer Class: Formal Microsoft Office Training Courses and basic skills training on how to navigate a computer.
  • Pathway to Recovery: Group based on the model of self-assessment and re-discovery. It is designed to help peer develop life goals and achieve their dreams.
  • Weekend Planning: Group designed for guests with substance abuse and mental health concerns to plan their weekends from when they wake up to when they go to bed to support recovery and resiliency. 
  • Tranquil Voices: This therapeutic class is for everyone in recovery. It includes socialization, recovery activities, discussion about the recovery model and wellness recovery action plan WRAP to provide healing and comfort.
  • Time Management: Group helps 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.
  • Rent Readiness: Group learns how to fill out a lease, learn valuable tips on building strong tenant-land lord relationships and how to be a good neighbor and more. 
  • Healthy Diet/Sleep: Group to discuss healthy diet and sleeping habits.
  • Recovery Tools: Rotating topics such as local resources, education, mental illness and substance abuse disorder.
  • Voters Rights: This group focuses on providing instrumental assistance for peers to get the tools they need to vote (such as help obtaining a driver’s license or birth certificate).
  • Housing: Assistance with resources such as acquiring benefits, housing or Community Service Board housing services.
  • Metro transportation Assistance: The metro transport 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 application.
  • Recreational Activities: Such as Holiday Parties, Recovery Month Picnic, Field Trips and Annual Beach Trips
  • Talent Show Group: Designed to provide a platform for guests to share their various talents with other peers. It is open to guests, staff and volunteers. 
  • Dual Recovery (DRA)/Substance Use Disorder (SUD)/Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Groups that discuss and support efforts on how to stay clean and sober. 
  • Advocacy Group: Robust sessions to discuss and provide needed support, solutions and connections for homeless individuals.
  • Community Meetings: A meeting that brings peers at the Center together, focusing on Center peer connection and Center community support.
  • WRAP it Up!: Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a living recovery tool. Do you want to strengthen your personal WRAP plan? Together we will explore simple, everyday actions, peer support, mindfulness and other recovery tools…in a supportive and safe environment of trust and respect.
  • Story Theater: Peers learn how to tell their story of recovery and present it to others.
  • Musical Recovery/Expression: Experience how music can support your recovery.
  • Advance Directive Facilitation: An Advance Directive is a written legal document that states health care wishes if someone is unable to communicate or make health care decisions for themselves. An expert Facilitator will work side-by-side with you to help you create a plan.