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Vanguard Services Unlimited


Helping people with drug and alcohol disorders get the assistance they need


Substance abuse doesn't discriminate against age, gender, upbringing or class. Chances are, if you don't already know someone whose life has been affected by drugs or alcohol, you will.

Battling a substance disorder can be an ongoing and difficult journey. Fortunately, Vanguard Services Unlimited is here to help.

For more than 40 years, Vanguard has been on the front lines in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction right in our community.

Founded in 1962 in an Arlington (VA) church basement, Vanguard is the area's leader in addiction recovery, operating programs throughout metropolitan Washington, DC. On any given day, more than 250 adolescents and adults are enrolled in our outpatient and residential treatment programs. in addition, we are engaged in drug and alcohol education and prevention programs reaching hundreds of additional families and youth.

As the oldest and one of the most successful nonprofit treatment agencies in the area, Vanguard is proud to offer home, help and healing to people struggling with addictions. Since our founding, we have helped more than 30,000 men, women and teens overcome their substance abuse problems, rejoin their families and lead productive, fulfilling lives.



Vanguard Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1962
  • Programs throughout metropolitan Washington, DC
  • Serving adults and adolescents
  • Residential and outpatient services
  • Prevention programs
  • Diagnostic substance abuse assessment
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Family programs
  • Continuity of care from intake to treatment
  • CARF-accredited
  • Detox available at local hospital

Staff Contacts

  • Admissions Manager
  • Jennifer Foster
  • Office: 703.920.1440 ext.28
  • Mobile: 703.863.3568

Contact List

  • Staff Contacts
  • 703.841.0703
  • Deborah Simpson Taylor, R.N., C.D.
  • President/ Chief Executive Officer
  • ext: 202
  • Kevin Doyle, Ed.D., LPC, LSATP
  • Vice President for Enhancement/Chief Enhancement Officer, Press Liaison
  • ext: 208

Directions

Vanguard Services Unlimited is located at 521 North Quincy Street in Arlington, Virginia. We are within walking distance of Ballston Commons Mall and the Ballston or VA Square Metros. For additional directions, visit mapquest.com.

Walking

From Ballston Metro

  • Exit Metro and head EAST (towards IHOP Restaurant) for 2 blocks.
  • Turn RIGHT at Quincy Street (Rocklands B-B-Q)
  • Walk three blocks and Vanguard will be on Left side of the street.

From Virginia Square Metro

  • Exit Metro and head NORTH, towards Wilson Blvd
  • Follow Wilson Blvd to Quincy Street and turn LEFT
  • Walk 1 1/2 blocks to Vanguard
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Driving

From 66 East or West

  • take the Glebe Road Exit
  • head south on Glebe, past Ballston Commons Mall
  • at the intersection of Glebe and Quincy, turn LEFT
  • Vanguard is the first building on Right.
  • Please use metered street parking

From Rt. 50, East or West

  • Exit at Glebe Road
  • head NORTH along Glebe
  • Turn RIGHT at intersection of Glebe and Quincy Streets
  • Vanguard is the first building on Right.
  • Please use metered street parking
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ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Request Information

The admissions office is located at 200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 104
Arlington, VA 22203

Toll Free:  1-866-888-0821

Phone: 703-920-1440, extension 243

Fax:  703-243-7956

For more information about admissions, please email: admissions@vanguardservices.org

FROM I- 66 -

From I-66, take the Glebe Rd. exit to a right on Glebe Rd. heading south. Go through stoplights at Wilson Blvd., Henderson Rd/Quincy St., and Pershing Drive, 200 N. Glebe Rd. will be on your right. Enter at parking attendant station.

 

FROM US-50 WEST/ARLINGTON BLVD

From Washington Beltway (495), take Rt. 50 East (inbound, toward Washington) to the Glebe Rd. exit. Take Glebe Rd. north, 200 N. Glebe will be immediately on your left. You will pass the building one your left, however you need to continue (due to the street median) and turn right at N Piedmont St, then Turn left at N Pershing Dr and turn left at N Glebe Rd/VA-120 S enter the parking lot at the parking attendant station.

FROM I-66 AND US-50 EAST IN MD AND D.C.

Merge onto I-66/US-50 west.

Merge onto Arlington Boulevard/US-50 West (Crossing into Virginia), Take Glebe Rd. north, 200 N. Glebe will be immediately on your left. You will pass the building one your left, however you need to continue (due to the street median) and turn right at N Piedmont St, then Turn left at N Pershing Dr and turn left at N Glebe Rd/VA-120 S enter the parking lot at the parking attendant station on your right.

FROM SOUTH I-495 AND I-395

Take I-95 N/I-395 N toward Baltimore/Washington.

Merge onto I-395 N toward I-495 N.

Take exit 7A to S. Glebe Rd. make a left and continue on S. Glebe Rd until it becomes N. Glebe Rd. On N. Glebe Rd. you will pass the building one your left, however you need to continue (due to the street median) and turn right at N Piedmont St, then Turn left at N Pershing Dr and turn left at N Glebe Rd/VA-120 S enter the parking lot at the parking attendant station on your right.

 FROM NORTH/EAST MARYLAND I-295 AND I-395

Take I-295 S. Take the Pennsylvania Ave E exit. Merge onto Pennsylvania Ave SE. Make a U-turn at Farilawn Ave SE, take ramp to I-395 Merge onto SE Fwy, continue on I-395 S.

Take the VA-27  exit 8A to merge onto VA -27W/ Washington Blvd, continue to follow Washington Blvd, merge onton Arlington Blvd/US -50 W via the ramp to Falls Church.

Take N. Glebe Rd ramp, You will pass the building one your left, however you need to continue (due to the street median) and turn right at N Piedmont St, then Turn left at N Pershing Dr and turn left at N Glebe Rd/VA-120 S enter the parking lot at the parking attendant station on your right.

 

FROM NORTH MARYLAND I-270 AND I-495

Take I-270 south to the Capital Beltway I-495 South entering Virginia. Take Exit 50A-B to merge onto Arlington Blvd/US-50 E toward Arlington. Take the exit toward George Mason Dr.Merge onto Arlington Blvd. Turn Left at S. George Mason Dr. Turn right at 2nd Rd N. Turn right at N. Glebe Rd/VA-120 S. enter the parking lot at the parking attendant station on your right.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Take the Metro to the Ballston station. Building is approximately a one mile walk on Glebe Rd., heading south or take the building shuttle van for 200 N. Glebe Rd building.

For shuttle schedule click here .