Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-324-7500
TTY 703-222-9452

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael A. Becketts,
Director

Community Corner

Department of Family Services' Community Corner

Welcome to the Department of Family Services' Community Corner, where you’ll find timely information about upcoming events, parenting and wellness tips, programs and services, and more! Share these helpful posts with your friends and family.

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month raises awareness about the impact of dating violence on youth, educates young people about healthy relationships, and encourages the community to get involved to disrupt cycles of violence among teens. Learn more about Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and how you can Be. The One.

teenagersCheck out information for teens to learn 5 Ways to Build Self-Esteem and #KnowYourWorthNow that You Know Your Worth, teens can help spread the word that teen dating violence is unacceptable and boost another teen’s self-esteem.

Everyone Counts

raised handsWondering how you can improve the quality of life in our community? Of the many things you can do, one of the easiest and most important is to fill out your census form in April.

For each resident who does not respond to the census, Fairfax County could lose $12,000 in potential funding over the course of a decade. Learn more about the Census.

Fostering Success: Joel Choi, Thriving After Foster Care

Joel ChoiJoel’s placement in foster care began unexpectedly at 16 years old. His life has been full of ups and downs since that fateful day seven years ago but he has persevered to reach his goals. Joel tells his story of how he made it through those years and worked to become the accomplished 23-year-old young man he is today. He also shares words of wisdom and encouragement for teens and foster parents. Learn more about his story.

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Department of Family Services logoThe Department of Family Services (DFS) promotes the well-being of the County's diverse community by protecting and improving the lives of children, adults and families through supportive services, education and advocacy.

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