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

Michael A. Becketts,

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

Children, Youth and Families

Child Protective Service

Child Protective Service Hotline: 703-324-7400

We all need help taking care of our children. If you're concerned about a child's well-being - or want to report or discuss a possible abuse or neglect situation - or want advice, counseling, resources or help, please call.


Parenting Tips, Videos and Podcasts

Older Adults

Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services Hotline: 703-324-7450

To report Abuse, Exploitation, or Neglect of an adult who is 60 years or older or is 18 years and older and incapacitated. Reports can be filed for people who live alone or with relatives or who are residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, or group homes.

Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources

Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Line: 703-324-7948

Find county services, wellness programs, community engagement opportunities and volunteer opportunities at Older Adults or call and talk to a social services specialist, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels: 703-222-0880

Fairfax County's Meals on Wheels program is now operating on a once-a-week basis and is delivering flash frozen meals to clients.

Meals on Wheels is accepting new clients who are aged 60 and over. Call the county's Coordinated Services Program at 703-222-0880 for more eligibility information and to apply to the program.

Currently, no new volunteers are needed.

People with Disabilities

Services and Resources for People with Disabilities

Services and Resources for People with Disabilities: 703-324-5421

Find information on services, legal rights, assisted technology, transportation and more at Disabilities or call and talk to a disability specialist.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Hotline: 703-360-7273

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, please call our hotline at 703-360-7273 for resources and information about domestic or sexual violence. Our Hotline Advocates are able to help. Through our language line services, we can access over 140 languages.


Medical and Financial Benefits (SNAP, Medicaid and more)

Apply Online for SNAP, Medicaid and more!

Visit CommonHelp to apply for or read more about:

  • Child Care Services
  • Energy Assistance (Fuel, Crisis, or Cooling)
  • Food Assistance (SNAP)
  • Health Care Coverage (Families and Children)
  • Health Care Coverage (Other)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance for Families with Minor Children (TANF)
  • Auxiliary Grant

You can also check your benefits, renew your benefits, see if you are eligible for benefits, and report changes.

Ways to Turn in Your Documents


Fax: 703-653-6679

Mail: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 232, Fairfax, VA 22035

Other Ways to Receive Help

Send an Email:

Get an EBT replacement card: 866-281-2448.

Call 703-324-7500.

Career/Employment Services

Alexandria: 703-704-6286,

Annandale: 703-533-5400,

Reston: 703-787-4974,

Fairfax: 703-324-7280,

All Virginia Career Works-Fairfax Centers and the VIEW Job Center are closed until further notices. Services will continue to be offered through web-based and telephonic options, to include the following:

  • Tools, resources, and assistance for job search, interview preparation and career advancement
  • Access to a bank of online employment resources and education and training options
  • Workforce information and local labor market information
  • Career Coaching
  • Live job seeker webinar


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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 703-324-5870; 711.

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