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

About Family Services

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

Skip the trip! 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.

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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.

Children, Youth and Families

  • Child Protective Services (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

  • Domestic and Sexual Violence 24-Hour Hotline
  • Advocacy Services
  • Hospital Accompaniment
  • Teletherapy

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

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Mission
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:

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.

Department of Family Services Organizational Chart *

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* 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.


Health and Human Services System logoAbout 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.

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