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

DFS Announcements - Cancellations and Closings

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Preparation program is temporarily suspending all activities.
  • All Fairfax County Virginia Career Works Centers are closed until further notice.

  • All Domestic and Sexual Violence Services’ (DSVS) individual and group therapy services (ADAPT and survivor services) are suspended until further notice. (Those currently in therapy will receive support via telephone from their existing therapist.) The DSVS 24-hour hotline is still available 703-360-7273. Learn more about DSVS.

  • If you are registered for (or interested in) an upcoming DFS activity (training, workshop, class, session, etc.), please revisit the activity's registration or information web page or directly contact the person, program or organization hosting the activity to learn if there is a reschedule, cancellation or closing.

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

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

  • Resource Hotlines: Parent Support Line; Child Protective Services (CPS) Hotline
  • Virtual Classes and Support
  • Online Parenting Tips, Videos and Podcasts
  • Kinship Support

Older Adults

  • Adult Protective Services
  • Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources
  • Meals on Wheels

People with Disabilities

  • Services and Resources for People with Disabilities

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Self-Sufficiency - Medical and Financial Benefits (SNAP, Medicaid and more)

  • Apply Online for SNAP, Medicaid and more!
  • Ways to Turn in Your Documents
  • Other Ways to Receive Help
  • Career/Employment Services


The Department of Family Services' Children, Youth and Families 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.

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Keeping Children Safe

Supporting Parents and Families

Foster Care & Adoption

Volunteer in the Volunteer Partner Services Program

2020 Fatherhood Awareness Month banner graphicFairfax County recognizes that June is Fatherhood Awareness Month. Fathers, like mothers, play a significant role in their children’s psychological and emotional development. They contribute to their children’s safety and stability, and there is a direct link between positive father involvement and child well-being. Learn more about Fatherhood Awareness Month and join us in celebrating fathers. #FatherhoodMonth

Fairfax County Department of Family Services is on Facebook

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