Resources for grandparents and other relatives raising children
in Fairfax County and the Cities of Falls Church and Fairfax
In 2007, the U.S. Census counted 3,498 grandparents in Fairfax County raising their grandchildren. Many different situations prompted these relatives to open their hearts and homes to these children. The Fairfax County Kinship Care Committee, working with Fairfax County Public Schools and the county's departments of Family Services and Community and Recreation Services, helps these special families in Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church in various ways.
Kinship Respite Day
Saturday, May 18
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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Free Support Groups for Kinship Caregivers
Grandparents and other relatives who are raising children are invited to the county's upcoming support groups. Free child care is available during the meeting. Participants must live in Fairfax County, or the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. To register, please call the Kinship Registration Line at 703-324-5447, TTY 711. Indicate whether you need childcare or reasonable ADA accommodations.
The North County Support Group meets at the Mott Center, 12111
Braddock Road, Room 2, Fairfax, VA 22030 from
7 to 8:30 p.m. on these dates in 2013:
- January 15 and 29
- February 5 and 19
- March 5 and 19
- April 9 and 23
- May 7 and 21
The South County Support Group meets at Bryant Alternative High
School, Rooms 40 and 41 (Adult Ed. entrance), 2709
Popkins Lane, Alexandria from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
on these dates in 2013:
- January 10 and 24
- February 7 and 21
- March 7 and 21
- April 11 and 25
- May 9 and 23
- Download this information as a PDF flyer - Support Groups for Kinship Caregivers
Kinship Quick Guide