Department of Family Services

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
Michael A. Becketts

Community Corner – Services

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Stay connected with the Department of Family Services to learn about our programs and services that support children, youth, families, older adults and people with disabilities!

Do You Know Why Mentoring Matters? Recognizing BeFriend-A-Child Mentors (2022 January)

County Conversation Podcast: Housing and Economic Support for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (2022 January)

Impact a Child’s Life for the Better – Join Volunteer & Partner Services (2022 January)

WIOA Helps Job Seekers with Career Coaching, Paid Work Experience, and More! (2021 December)

Hope Cards Now Offered in Fairfax County (2021 December)

Public Assistance and Employment Services (PAES) Overview Video (2021 December)

County Conversation: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Counseling Services (2021 November)

Volunteer & Partner Services Returns to in Person (2021 October)

Talking About It Matters: Domestic Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community (2021 October)

Video: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Supports Victims of Gender-Based Violence (2021 October)

Support Groups for Family and Friends Impacted by Substance Use (2021 September)

Understanding the Impact of The Family First Prevention Services Act on Foster Care (2021 September)

Sexual Violence Survivors Have Increased Risk of Dying by Suicide (2021 September)

Information About Dads Parenting Groups (Spanish) (2021 August)

Become a Foster Care Ambassador (2021 August)

Training – It's Essential! (2021 August)

New Medicaid Dental Benefit is Something to Smile About (2021 July)

HHS to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Older Adults and People with Disabilities (2021 June)

Pathways to Healing (2021 June)

Video: Step Up 4 Kids Caring 4 Kids: Trauma Informed Community Network (Spanish) (2021 May)

County Conversation Podcast – Kinship (2021 May) 

Fairfax County Foster Care by the Numbers – Annual Statistics 2020 (2021 May)

Video: Step Up 4 Kids Caring 4 Kids: Trauma Informed Community Network (2021 May)

Video: Step Up 4 Kids Caring 4 Kids: Child Witness to Domestic Violence (Spanish) (2021 April)

Step Up 4 Kids on Braddock Voices Podcast (2021 April)

Women’s Sexual Violence Survivors Group (2021 April)

Video: Step Up 4 Kids Caring 4 Kids: Child Witness to Domestic Violence (2021 April)

Video: Step Up 4 Kids Caring 4 Kids: Child Abuse and Neglect (Spanish) (2021 April)

Video: Free Parenting Resources and Support (2021 April)

“Speak Up; Be Safe” During Child Abuse Awareness Month (2021 April)

Body Safety Program Offering Free Virtual Classes (2021 April)

Video: Step Up 4 Kids Caring 4 Kids: Children’s Mental Health (Spanish) (2021 April)

Working to Reduce the Technology Gap Among Older Adult (2021 April)

Video: Step Up 4 Kids Caring 4 Kids: Children’s Mental Health (2021 April)

Developmental Disability Awareness Month – Resources to Help Foster and Adoptive Parents (2021 March)

Older Adults Build Skills and Find Employment During Pandemic (2021 March)

Raising a Relative’s Child? You Are Not Alone (2021 March)

County Conversation Podcast – Sexual Violence Learning Series (2021 March)

The Intersection of Gender-Based Violence and Economics (2021 February)

You Can Be a Foster Parent Too (2021 February)

COVID-19 Impacts Volunteer Tax Assistance (2021 February)

Ombudsman: What is a Compassionate Care Visit? (2021 February)

County Conversation Podcast – SMART Recovery® Group (2021 February)

Parenting 101: African American Culturally Focused Parent Café (2021 February)

Pocket Dad Video: Father Engagement Unit Helps Strengthen Families (2021 January)

Parenting 101 Video: Las clases para padres del condado de Fairfax salvaron a mi familia (2021 January)

Laid Off or Furloughed from an Airport-Related Job Because of COVID-19? We Can Help! (2021 January)

No Heat? Get Help with the Crisis Assistance Program – Applications Accepted Until Monday, March 15 (2021 January)

Ways that Foster Care and Adoption is Responding to COVID-19 Concerns (2020 December)

County Conversation Podcast – Tela Jones, Foster Care and Adoption Specialist (2020 December)

Domestic Violence Action Center’s Advocacy Services Extends Hours (2020 December)

Sexual Violence Survivors at Greater Risk of Suicide (Updated Post) (2020 December)

County Conversation Podcast: All About ADAPT (Anger & Domestic Abuse Prevention & Treatment program) (2020 December)

Nuevo – Grupo Terapéutico y Educativo para Mujeres Afectadas por Abuso (New – Therapeutic and Educational Group for Spanish-Speaking Women Affected by Abuse) (2020 November)

New Mandated Reporter Portal Released by Virginia Department of Social Services (2020 November)

Are You Ready to Get Back to Work? Let Us Help! Re-Employing Virginians (REV) Initiative (2020 November)

Virtual Parent Cafés for Fairfax County Parents or Guardians with Children Ages 0-18 Years Old (2020 November)

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services – Staying Safe at Home (2020 November)

Safe Shelter Options for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Human Trafficking (2020 November)

DVAC – Information and Support Services for Victims and Families of Domestic Violence and Stalking (2020 October)

Need Information About SNAP, Medicaid, TANF and More? (2020 October)

County Conversation Podcast – Step Up 4 Kids Initiative (2020 October)

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services - ADAPT Telehealth: Counseling Groups Over Video Call (2020 September)

Sexual Violence Survivors at Greater Risk of Suicide (2020 September)

How to Submit Documents When Applying for Food, Financial and Medical Assistance (2020 September)

An Ombudsman Can Help with Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Concerns (2020 August)

New Virtual Parent Café Offered with African American Cultural Focus (2020 August)

We All Need to Help Protect Children During COVID-19 (2020 August)

Food Assistance Available (2020 August)

You Are Not Alone, A Message from Our Staff - Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (2020 July)

Register for the Free Career Webinar Series Providing Helpful Employment and Training Information (2020 July)

Parent Café Provides Community of Support (2020 July)

You Are Not Alone - Video Message from Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (2020 July)

Volunteer & Partner Services (VPS) Has Gone Virtual (2020 July)

Teletherapy: Counseling from a Distance - Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (2020 June)

Giving Parents the Right Tools: African American Parenting Classes and Dads Parenting Groups (2020 May)

Mandated Reporter Tips for Mandatory Reporters for Child Abuse and Neglect (2020 April)

Are You (or Someone You Know) Experiencing Unemployment Locally? (2020 March)

Self-Sufficiency Assistance from a Distance - Financial and Medical; Employment and Training (2020 March)

Children, Youth and Families Assistance from a Distance - Resource Hotlines, Virtual Classes, Parenting Tips, Videos, Podcasts (2020 March)

Department of Family Services (DFS) Assistance from a Distance - How to Access DFS Services Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020 March)

Employment Services for Mature Workers (2020 February)

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