Department of Family Services – Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-324-7500
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,
Director

Children and Families

Operating Status for Department of Family Services (DFS) Programs and Services – Skip the Trip and Get Assistance from a Distance Online or By Phone

Skip the Trip - Continue to Receive Assistance from a Distance Online or By Phone

DFS cares about the safety and well-being of individuals and families and we are still here for you. Although most of our services are not being provided in-person at this time, we continue to offer services online and by phone.

Skip the trip! Learn more about DFS' Assistance from a Distance – a variety of services available to you without having to leave the safety of your home.


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Get the most up-to-date information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Fairfax County.

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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)

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)

Community Engagement Toolkit

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The Department of Family Services' Children, Youth and Families (CYF) 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. Use our community engagement toolkit (talking points, social media and more) to help spread the word throughout the community about CYF's work and services available during COVID-19.



The Department of Family Services is receiving an outpouring of concern from individuals in our community interested in providing resources for refugee children and families. As part of the county’s Emergency Operation Plan, many of the county’s Health and Human Services agencies are engaged with the response to assist our federal and state partners who are taking the lead in supporting the evolving situation in Afghanistan. At this time, there is not a specific need identified.

Children who need a home usually come to DFS when there is abuse or neglect; or when there are no adults who can provide care. DFS can always use community support to help us with our mission to protect and improve the lives of children, youth and families in our diverse community.

There are approximately 200 Fairfax County children in foster care who can benefit from stable, loving homes. We welcome families to join our foster care team to make sure that we are able to place children in homes that meet their cultural needs. Learn more about Foster Care and Adoption.

There are many other opportunities to make a difference through mentoring, tutoring, or providing donations of goods or services to children and families. Learn more about Volunteer & Partner Services.
 

For media inquiries, contact Department of Family Services' Public Information Officer Amy Carlini by email, office phone 703-324-7758 or mobile phone 571-355-6672.


Fairfax County Department of Family Services is on Facebook

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