Department of Family Services – Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,

Children and Families

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The Department of Family Services' Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Division includes programs designed to protect children from harm, prevent child abuse and neglect, support families and help them remain together safely for the long-term emotional and physical health of the children.

Keeping Children Safe

Supporting Children and Families

Father Engagement

Foster Care and Adoption

Healthy Families Fairfax Home Visitation Program: Preparing for Parenthood

Neighborhood Networks (partnering with schools and other resources, connecting families with resources and support)

Parent Support Line

Parenting Education Programs

Protection and Preservation Services (for families in need of intensive assistance)

Volunteer & Partner Services Program (volunteers, sponsors and donors supporting children and families in crisis)

Tools for Recovery

Pathways to Healing (coping with other's addictions)

SMART Recovery® (addiction recovery)

September is Kinship Care Awareness Month
September is kinship monthWhen children must be separated from their parents, kinship care provides children with the opportunity to grow and learn in a supportive, loving, and safe home environment while retaining family, cultural, and community ties. During Kinship Care Awareness Month and year-round, we acknowledge the nearly 3 million children in the United States, nearly 70,000 children in Virginia, and nearly 4,000 children in Fairfax County who are being raised in kinship care by grandparents, relatives, or close family friends when their parents are unable to do so. Learn more about kinship resources. 

State Office of the Ombudsman
A state Office of the Children’s Ombudsman publicly launched May 3, 2022, with the purpose of helping individuals who have concerns about the way local department of social services (like the Fairfax County Department of Family Services) are handling a child protective services or foster care case. Learn more about this independent office.

Join our team!  

stock photos of employeesIf you have an interest in helping children and families to thrive, come work with our Children, Youth and Families Division. Check out some of our open positions.

Fairfax County Department of Family Services is on Facebook

Fairfax County Department of Family Services graphic logo for Facebook profileFollow us on Facebook at @FairfaxCountyFamilyServices for news, events, tips, stories and training opportunities. We support families and county residents of all ages and stages of life. Join our online community and engage with us through social media. #FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

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