Family Intervention Resource and Engagement Program

Available Services

  • 24-hour crisis intervention and consultation.
  • Help with identifying and assessing appropriate community resources.
  • Services coordination, collaboration with referring departments and community resources.

Program Description

The Family Intervention Resource and Engagement team includes Children, Youth and Families Division social workers who can provide six to eight weeks of intervention to families.

The team assesses a family’s strengths and provides services to promote a healthy family life.

The team believes supporting and empowering parents help families develop and maintain self sufficiency.

Eligible Families

Only families participating in a Department of Family Services; Children, Youth and Families Division program are eligible for services from the FIRE Program. Children, Youth and Families Division programs include:

  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Child Protective Services
  • Family and Child Services
  • Prevention Services

Who May Benefit from This Program

Families identified by Children, Youth and Families Division social workers as high or very high risk.

Families with one or more primary caretakers who are willing and able to participate in the program and recognize there is a need for short-term, intensive, in-home crisis intervention.

Families at risk of having a child removed from the home in the next three to five days.

Value Statements

The team is committed to providing solution-focused, culturally sensitive and strength-based services to families.

The team is committed to supporting families in their environment using practical approaches.

Families take the lead in developing and setting their own goals with input from referring workers and team staff.

Program Goals

  • Prevent out-of-home placement of children.
  • Assure the safety and well-being of children.
  • Improve family functioning.
  • Collaborate with the family in developing a service plan that is based on their strengths and competencies.
  • Provide culturally competent and community based services.
  • Engage the extended family and community resources to provide support to the family.


For more information, call
Department of Family Services
703-324-7500; TTY 703-222-9452

Versión en español

For emergencies please call
The Child Protective
Services Hotline,

available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week:

TTY 703-704-6685

Mission Statement

By engaging and empowering the family, children are protected and families are supported and preserved.


child's drawing of a family

Crisis is an Opportunity for Change

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