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Skill-Building Services virginia

Flexible & intentional, with a focus on individual skills building services, CRi staff works with individuals to provide necessary skills for managing daily life & maintaining ongoing mental health recovery & success.

Skill-Building Services are time-limited trainings & supports. These supports assist individuals with achieving & maintaining community stability through reinforcement of independent living skills, identifying & using other resources in the community, assistance with medication management & monitoring of psychical health & nutrition.

CRi's Skills Building Service Works to Assist Individuals:

  • Achieve greater independence
  • Reach potential through recovery
  • Live meaningful lives in a community of choice

CRi’s Community Living Program (CLP)

Is flexible and responsive, focusing on individual skills building services.

Staff meet individuals at home or in another community setting, providing skills building services toward the development of skills necessary for managing daily life and maintaining ongoing mental health recovery.

Skills promoted through CLP include:

  • Managing mental health symptoms to avoid crisis and/or hospitalizations.
  • Maintaining a safe and clean home.
  • Money management and filling out house paperwork to avoid homelessness.
  • Using a personal calendar to keep track of scheduled appointments.
  • Utilizing public transportation and attending appointments independently.
  • Connecting with community resources.
  • Shopping for and preparing healthy meals and establishing good personal care habits.
  • Medication management, including taking medications as prescribed and obtaining refills.
  • Paying rent on time, advocating with landlords, and preparing for housing inspections.
  • Improving social skills such as anger management, communication practices, interpersonal relationships, and assertiveness.


All adults who meet the criteria for Mental Health Skills Building Services are eligible for this program.

Payment Options

We accept Medicaid or private pay.


Please direct any questions related to referrals to the above programs to Community Residences’ Director of Admissions and Social Work at 703.606.0929, or fill out our referral form