Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 703-222-9452

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Nannette M. Bowler,

About Family Services

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.

DFS programs and services are provided in regional offices and community sites throughout the County. There are five main divisions:

The services provided by DFS 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. DFS focuses on:

  • safety for children, older adults, and victims of domestic and sexual violence;
  • public assistance benefits, employment training, and affordable child care to close income gaps and enable people to become economically secure;
  • high quality early childhood education and child development-focused parent education classes to ensure school readiness and lifelong learning success; and
  • supportive programs that build on the strengths of families, children, people with disabilities and older adults so they can thrive.

Family Services Organizational Chart *

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* Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-7500 or TTY 703-222-9452.


About the Health & Human Services System

This agency is a part of the Fairfax County Health & Human Services System (HHS). The HHS System is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.