PWC Community Services Receiving Applications for Mental Wellness Youth-Led Mini-Grants

To our dedicated residents and community partners,

The Prince William Community Services Behavioral Health Services Team has released the applications for suicide prevention and mental health promotion mini-grants. These grants are dedicated to funding youth-led and developed initiatives that focus on promoting mental health and healthy coping strategies for teenagers. Programs should be developed and driven by youth in the Greater Prince William area. The activities can occur in school, in the community and online.

We know that you care about the mental wellbeing of all of our residents and we hope you will help us in spreading this information to our young people via school groups and community organizations. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Heather Martinsen with any questions.

Heather Martinsen, MSW, ICPS

Behavioral Health Wellness Supervisor

703-792-7739 Office | hmartinsen@pwcgov.org


Registration Now Open for Tall Cop Says Stop “High In Plain Sight” Workshop

Join the Prevention Coalition of Greater Prince William for an evening presentation with Jermaine Galloway also known as the ‘Tall Cop’ on Wednesday, April 21st 2021 from 7:00-9:00pm. His workshop “High in Plain Sight” is in high demand across the country, so don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about current alcohol, drug and concealment trends and identifiers. This Tall Cop session will also educate attendees on how to interview individuals and speak “the drug language”  about various alcohol and drug topics. Remember ‘You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know.

This training is designed for educators, parents, school administration, prevention and treatment providers, law enforcement, counselors, probation officers, and  community coalitions among many other groups.


‘Tis the Season for Renewed Wellness

Beginning in January of 2021, Prince William Community Services is offering this interactive wellness workshop at no cost to all residents of the Greater Prince William Area. Residents of all ages are encouraged to take their first steps on their wellness journey by accepting this invitation to identify and strengthen your 5 Bridges through BOND, FUEL, MOVE, REST, and GIVE.

“5 Bridges is a holistic and practical approach to wellness. This isn’t a prescription, it’s a self-care roadmap customized by you! This holistic health workshop is designed to provide you with strategies and tools that can be incorporated into your daily routines and mindset to achieve improved balance and harmony in your everyday life and relationships with others.”

To register, contact the Behavioral Health and Wellness team at 703-792-7739 or contact us using the following form.



April Satell Children & Teens Program

Do you know a child who has been impacted by a loved one’s substance use either currently or in the past?

Maybe it is a current patient who has a child, sibling, niece, nephew, or grandchild?

Maybe a friend or neighbor who has dealt with substance use in the past?

Are you working with Alumni who have children?

Do you attend AA meetings or other programs in your community?

Are you working with students in a school?

If so, there is a chance you know a child that could benefit from our Satell Children and Teens Program. This program is open to ANY child, ages 7-17, who has been impacted by a loved one’s substance use. This referral does not require that a family member be a current patient at Caron. Any past patient, outside referral, or Caron employee family member is also welcome to attend!

We are excited to continue to offer a virtual option for our Satell Children & Teens Program for the month of April. We have taken our one day in-person program and turned it into a 4 session virtual group. Please see the link below for registration.

Dates: Wednesdays – 4/7/21, 4/14/21, 4/21/21, 4/28/21

Cost: Free

For more information or questions, contact: Christina Getz –  cgetz@caron.org   – 484-345-2741

If you are interested in registering a child for our virtual program, please use the following link to complete our online registration form: https://www.caron.org/forms/satell-children-teens-program