Human Services Corner


DMV Customer Service Van

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles DMV2 Go customer service van will be at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The van will be parked near the front entrance of the Government Center, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and offers all DMV services, including: Obtaining vehicle titles, license plates, decals, and transcripts. Applying for or renewing your ID card— available for adults and children. Applying for or renewing your driver’s license— taking road and knowledge tests; getting your picture taken; and reinstating driving privileges. Getting a copy of your driving record.  Obtaining vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts, disabled parking placards, or plates. Updating DMV records, voter registration, record, with address change, etc. Requesting a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to set up a myDMV account. The DMV2 Go Van will be at the Fairfax Government Center on the following dates:

June 30 | July 31 | August 22 | September 30 | October 4, 5, 6, 31 | November 24 | December 15

 

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

According to the Administration on Aging (AOA), every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Experts believe that for every reported case of elder abuse or neglect, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.  Learn more at The Northern Virginia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program here: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/ltcombudsman/.


Cooling Assistance

Fairfax County residents who need help to keep their homes cool this summer and prevent a health emergency resulting from extreme heat may be able to get assistance from two programs, which are administered by the county’s Department of Family Services (DFS).  Cooling Assistance is a federally funded program that helps eligible low-income households with at least one person considered especially vulnerable to heat—a child under age six; a person with a disability; or an adult age 60 or older—with the costs of cooling their homes.  Applications for the 2014 Cooling Assistance Program will be accepted June 16-August 15.  For more information or an application form, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/ss/cooling_assistance.htm, call 703-787-3100, or pick up an application at any of the county’s four DFS offices.

 

Events

Terrific Tuesday & Lil’ Giggles
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 10  at 10-11am & Wednesday, June 11  at 10:30-11:30am
Come play & socialize with other Infant Toddler Connection (ITC) families! Tuesday - ITC South County, 8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 515, Alexandria | Wednesday - ITC Annandale, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale

Information sessions on community integration of people with disabilities
Date:  June 10
Know someone with an intellectual or developmental disability who lives in a Medicaid ID Waiver group home or nursing facility, or who lives with their parents and receives Medicaid ID or DD Waiver services and wants a more independent living opportunity? The new “Rental Choice VA” program may be able to help. To learn more, come to one of the information sessions, either from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at the Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Room 324, Fairfax, VA  22035 or visit our Rental Choice VA page. Individuals and families are invited to attend, and should RSVP to Jeannie Cummins.

Volunteers Needed as Office Workers & Drivers!
Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax Burke wishes to serve those 50+ and who no longer drive.  Driver’s trips normally take two hours and average about 20 miles, and destinations are to medical, dental, rehab, and shopping locations in the Fairfax and Burke regions.  Office Volunteers take phone requests and arrange for volunteer drivers three days in advance for medical transportation Monday through Friday and a week in advance for Companion Shopping Transportation on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings. Volunteers work in our office at 4019 Olley Lane, Fairfax for three hours every other week.  If you can volunteer your time, please contact Barry Wickersham at 703-359-2918.

Burke Centre Library - Storytime
Date: Friday, June 20 | Time: 10:30 AM 
Join us for stories, songs, and activities all about trains! Age 3-5 with adult. Age(s): Preschool | Status: Openings

Burke Centre Library - Read! Build! Play! -  Storytime
Date: June 27 | Time: 2:00 PM
Let’s read a story, build with DUPLOs, and play with friends! Age 3-5 with adult.  Age(s): Preschool | Status: Openings

 Kings Park Library -Community Event
Date: June 14 | Time: 10:00 AM
Masters Gardeners from the Fairfax County Cooperative Extension will host plant clinics each Saturday morning through the summer to answer your gardening questions. Adults.

Farmers Markets

Government Center Farmers Market
Thursdays, May 1 -October 30 | 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Pkwy

Burke Farmers Market
Saturdays, May 3-November 22 | 8 a.m.-Noon
Master Gardener Plant Clinic on site to answer questions about plants in your landscape.


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