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Cooling Assistance

Help with the heat.
The Fan Care program and the Cooling Assistance program are now taking applications.

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Wondering whether your child is old enough to be left alone?
See our county's Child Supervision Guidelines. Here's a handy version to print out and share with others. Also available in Spanish and other languages.

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  Be Careful With Windows and Young Children
Some important safety tips  to prevent children falling from open windows

Child Care

Looking for child care?
When you visit a child care program, here are signs of quality child care to keep in mind. Here's a listing of child care providers in our community.

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ASSB 2013 Annual Report
The Advisory Social Services Board report summarizes 2013 trends, events and initiatives for Department of Family Services programs.


Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers with Fairfax County's Department of Family Services make a real difference. Explore the many volunteer opportunities with us.

Family Services Video Access Family Services
See a 10 minute video which gives an overview of the divisions, programs and services DFS offers and how to access those services. The video shows after a brief advertisement for Parks Plus+.            English version . . . Spanish version

Family Services Video More News from DFS
RSS Feed  Get the Department of Family Services RSS news feeds. See the complete list of DFS Press Releases.

Important Phone Numbers

Child Protective Services:

Adult Protective Services:

Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources:
TTY: 703-449-1186

Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline

Artemis House A Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence

Public Assistance Customer Care Center

Short-term, emergency help with basic needs
(Fairfax Co. Human Services Coordinated Services Planning)

DFS: General Number for Client Services:
TTY: 703-222-9452

DFS: Administrative Offices:
TTY: 703-222-9452

TTY 711 for all numbers
without a TTY number


Department of Family Services

About the Department of Family Services

Department of Family Services Programs and Services Guide


Food Stamps/SNAP & Other Public Assistance

  • Food stamps/SNAP
  • Medicaid
  • Child health care programs
  • Other Public assistance

Employment Services

  • SkillSource
  • Training Services
children, youth and families

Children and Families

  • Adoption and foster care
  • Keeping children safe
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Support for families
  • Parenting resources
  • Kinship care

Child Care facebook link

  • Explore child care options
  • Search for child care
  • Pay your SACC bill online
  • Get assistance in paying for child care
  • Get information on being a child care provider
Older Adults

Older Adults Services

  • In-home care for older adults
  • Care management / Social work
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Caregiver support and respite
  • Nursing homes and assisted living
  • Volunteering to help older adults and adults with disabilities
  • Kinship care
  • Information on Adult Protective Services
  • Insurance Counseling
Disability Services

Disability Services

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Assistive Technology
  • Legal Resources
  • Service Animals
  • Tax and Financial News for People with Disabilities
  • Transportation Information
Office for Women

Office for Women/Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

  • Resources for women
  • Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence

DFS Vision, Mission, and Values Statement Vision

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Fairfax County Department of Family Services
[ 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035 ]
[ 703-324-7500 ]

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