Skip the Trip! Receive Assistance from a Distance Online or by Phone
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.
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 advocacy, education and effective supportive services.
DFS programs and services are provided in regional offices and community sites throughout the County. There are four main divisions:
As well as Healthy Minds Fairfax which includes the Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) and Behavioral Health Collaborative for Youth.
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.
* Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability 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. Learn more about Fairfax County HHS.