Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

703-324-7500 | TTY 703-222-9452

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael A. Becketts, Director

WHAT WE DO

The Department of Family Services (DFS) promotes the well-being of the County's diverse community by protecting and improving the lives of children, adults and families through supportive services, education and advocacy. Our services provide the framework for a strong and resilient Fairfax County: safe communities, a thriving economy, excellent schools, and opportunities for everyone to feel connected and engaged.

Operating Status for Department of Family Services (DFS) Programs and Services

Although most of our services are not being provided in-person at this time, we continue to offer services online and by phone. Learn more about our Assistance from a Distance.

Stay connected with the Department of Family Services (DFS) and follow our Facebook page (@FairfaxCountyFamilyServices).

Assistance from a Distance - How to Access DFS Services Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

DFS cares about the safety and well-being of individuals and families and will continue to provide assistance from a distance. Below are the variety of services available to you without having to leave the safety of your home.

Children, Youth and Families

  • Child Protective Service (CPS)
  • Parent Support Line, Kinship Navigation Line
  • Parenting Tips, Videos and Podcasts
  • Virtual Classes and Support

Older Adults

  • Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources
  • Meals on Wheels

People with Disabilities

  • Services and Resources for People with Disabilities

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Self-Sufficiency - Medical and Financial Benefits; Career/Employment and Training Services

  • Apply Online for SNAP, Medicaid and more!
  • Ways to Turn in Your Documents
  • Other Ways to Receive Help
  • Career/Employment Services

Information About Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Fairfax County

Get the most up-to-date information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Fairfax County.

Important Phone Numbers

Department of Family Services Main Number and Public Assistance Customer Care

703-324-7500; TTY 703-222-9452

Hotlines

Child Protective Services Hotline 703-324-7400

Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline 703-360-7273; TTY 711

Adult Protective Services Hotline 703-324-7450; TTY 711

Other Department of Family Services Numbers

Aging, Disability & Caregiver Resources 703-324-7948; TTY 703-449-1186

Office for Children 703-324-8100; TTY 711

Medicaid Fraud 866-486-1971

Welfare Fraud 703-324-7564

Outside of Department of Family Services

Artemis House (Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence) 703-435-4940; TTY 711

Short-Term, Emergency Help for Basic Needs (Fairfax County Human Services, Coordinated Services Planning) 703-222-0880; TTY 711


Have Basic Questions About the Department of Family Services Programs?
Send an Email.

 

Community Corner - News, Events, Tips, Programs and Services, and more!

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