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:
- Self-Sufficiency (Financial and Medical Assistance and Employment and Training)
- Adult and Aging
- Children, Youth and Families (CYF)
- The Office for Children
- Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS)
- 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 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.