DBSAFC HOME


Connecting residents of Northern Virginia with hope for mental health recovery
through support groups and educational programs run by and for peers, located in your community.

Learn more about our work below or contact:
Executive Director, Anne Cowley, at anc436@aol.com or (703) 354-5104.
Assistant Director, Walter Washington, at  dbsa.fc@gmail.com or (703) 300-9767.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Falls Church is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, funded in part by
Virginia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

Weekly Support Groups


A safe place to connect with people who understand what you're going through and to share ideas for finding wellness, using the DBSA support group model.
Facilitated by trained peers with lived- experience dealing with mental health challenges. Several days, times and locations offered.

Educational Programs

Pathways to Recovery
Peer Study Group

The goal is to help empower people with mental health challenges to use their strengths to make positive changes in their lives.



Annual Retreat




A three-day retreat located outside of DC for time to connect with peers and study recovery topics in depth. Free and open to Virginia residents.


Learn more