Marcus Alert Focus Group

Marcus Alert_Focus Group_Public_Flyer_5.4.22.jpg The Arlington County Department of Human Services has contracted with a company called Reingold to conduct several focus groups related to Marcus Alert.  One of these focus groups will be held at the Macedonia Baptist Church on May 24.  Ultimately, the focus groups will help Arlington County create a better behavioral health crisis response system for the future.

We are looking for Arlington County residents who:

  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Are residents of the Green Valley neighborhood.
  • Have experienced a crisis related to mental health, substance use, and/or an intellectual or developmental disability (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders or Down’s Syndrome) and called for emergency services and resources. Their experience could be their own, or that of their loved one.

Focus group sessions will last for approximately 90 minutes and participants will receive refreshments, a $50 gift card, and a $15 Uber gift card for their time.  The focus group will be conducted in English, but interpreters are available for individuals whose preferred language is not English.  Anyone interested in participating can call 202-559-4440, ext. 216 or email

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