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.

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.

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Keeping Children Safe

Supporting Parents and Families

Foster Care & Adoption

Volunteer in the Volunteer Partner Services Program


Get an overview of CYF's programs.


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Learn more about Adoption Awareness Month and use our community engagement toolkit to spread the word on social media, post a link on your website or blog, contact media where you live, and more!


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.

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