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DBSA Falls Church
Connecting Residents of Northern Virginia with hope for Mental Health Recovery through Support Groups and Educational Programs in your community run by and for Peers.

Here's the latest:

The "New Normal" Fall Weekend Retreat
10/10/2020 - 10/11/2020 via Zoom

New Co-occurring Disorders Wellness Group for Mental

Health and Addiction Issues.


Pathways to Recovery Twelve-Week

Wellness Educational Program

Starting 10/17/20


Click tabs above for details

"DBSAFC has made a huge impact on my life.  I am much happier now because I have this solid connection with this group of folks who have got my back and are always there to support me.  They understand me and in my case are much better than family.  I am so grateful for my DBSAFC group." 

"The groups are a place where I can share my feelings and personal problems without fear.  I also get a lot out of hearing other people's stories.  I learn something and at times realize others have the same problems."

"I go to the DBSAFC Family Support meetings because I feel it helps me handle my family members in a more supportive way.  I received a lot of information that I have not gotten anywhere else.  Things in my household have gotten so much better since I have been going to the meetings.  Best choice I ever made.  Highly recommended."

Please Note:  Our support groups are now online!  Click Support Groups tab above for details.

Learn more about our work below or contact:
Executive Director, Anne Cowley, at anc436@aol.com or (703) 354-5104.
Assistant Director, Sharon Martin, at  dbsa.fc@gmail.com or (571) 414-9072.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Falls Church is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, funded in part by

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.


"DBSAFC Support Groups have been my home away from home.  They have helped my mental health and I have made friends."

Pathways to Recovery

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

"The group supplements the time between therapy sessions.  I get so much out of this group because they genuinely share in my successes and relate/understand my struggles."




Annual Retreat

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

I look forward to the annual retreat every year for the peers and the programs"

"I receive support and fellowship from the peer group members."