Saturday, March 30, 2013
Community Services Board wants to know which services are most needed, wanted.
The Community Services Board wants to know which CSB services you think are most needed for you, your family and your community. The county is inviting the public to participate in a brief, online survey that is available until Sunday, March 31. The information participants provide will be compiled and considered by the CSB Board members as they make decisions that will guide the future direction of the CSB, according to the county. Fairfax County is in the midst of its next fiscal year budget process, and a series of public hearings on the budget will start in April. Stick with Patch for public hearing information and more on the CSB budget in the coming weeks.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Fairfax County's Human Services Council has recommended $5 million in human services cost-saving measures.
Fairfax County officials have recommended approximately $5 million in reductions to services and personnel in an effort to fill holes in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board’s (CSB) FY2013 budget. The CSB, a county agency that coordinates and provides substance abuse treatment, mental health services and care for adults and children with intellectual disabilities, was faced with an $8 million budget shortfall in FY2012 and a $9.5 million shortfall for FY2013. But money from the upcoming FY2012 budget carryover process could close the CSB’s remaining $2.6 million shortfall for last year, and cover $3.5 million in personnel costs and fringe benefits for FY2013, shrinking this year’s shortfall to a still-substantial $6 million. …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Last in series of public hearings draws supporters of CrisisLink, other organizations facing cuts
Fairfax County resident Tom Walker started using drugs and alcohol when he was nine years old. He says he wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for help he received through the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB). Walker graduated from the now-defunct Sunrise treatment program in 1997 and has successfully pursued a career in mental health. And on Monday night, Walker spoke before the Fairfax County Human Services Council regarding the CSB’s budget woes. The CSB, an agency that organizes and provides critical services to people with mental and physical disabilities and substance abuse issues, faces an $8 million gap in its $150 million budget for 2012 and an additional $9.5 million in 2013. But a plan to manage these holes …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Monday's was the first of three public hearings on the Community Services Board budget.
The Fairfax County Human Services Council heard emotional testimony during a Monday night hearing from residents pleading for continued funding for a troubled human services budget. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB), which provides care and support to county residents with mental and physical disabilities and substance abuse issues, is facing an $8 million hole in its $150 million budget for 2012 and an additional $9.5 million shortfall for 2013. About 20 people spoke before the council during the hour-long hearing. The CSB’s management plan proposes to close the gaps by shutting down some facilities, cutting some services and creating wait lists for others. The plan delays Employment and Day Services for 64 graduates…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The plan would help Community Services Board, which is facing budget shortfalls in 2012 and 2013.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a provisional plan Tuesday to help the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board close some of its budget gap. Without the help, it would leave some residents without crucial social services. The Community Services Board is facing an $8 million shortfall in its $150 million 2012 budget and a projected $9.4 million shortfall in 2013. After a public outcry during the fiscal year 2013 budget process, the board of supervisors found $4 million for 2012 and set aside a reserve of $4.2 million for 2013. On Tuesday, the board of supervisors voted to approve a process of helping the board close the gaps while cutting as little as possible, but few of the supervisors were pleased with the …