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

Family Services Program Directory: Alphabetical Listing

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

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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.

Children, Youth and Families

  • Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Parent Support Line, Kinship Navigation Line
  • Parenting Tips, Videos and Podcasts
  • Virtual Classes and Support

Older Adults

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

People with Disabilities

  • Services and Resources for People with Disabilities

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

  • Domestic and Sexual Violence 24-Hour Hotline
  • Advocacy Services
  • Hospital Accompaniment
  • Teletherapy

Self-Sufficiency - Medical and Financial Benefits; Career/Employment and Training Services

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

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ADAPT (Anger and Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment)
Facilitated state-certified batterer intervention programs. 
703-968-4052

Adult Protective Services 
Protects older adults and incapacitated adults from abuse, neglect or exploitation. 
703-324-7450

Advocacy Services (DVAC) 
Domestic Violence Action Center helps victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. Increases client safety through education, understanding and access to available resources.   
703-246-4573

Artemis House 
Offers emergency shelter for families and individuals fleeing domestic/sexual violence, human trafficking and stalking. 
703-435-4940

Assisted Living and Nursing Home Placement  
Provides assistance with ADLs, IADLs, medication administration and supervision. 
703-324-7948

Auxiliary Grants
Provides a supplemental check to resource- and income-eligible adults residing in licensed assisted living facilities or approved adult foster care homes. 
703-324-7622

Child Care Assistance and Referral
Helps families find and pay for child care. 
703-449-8484

Child Protective Services 
Responds to reports and concerns about abuse and neglect of children. Provides information about child safety and supervision. 
703-324-7400

Chronic Disease/Illness Self-Management  
Workshops about managing chronic diseases/illnesses. 
703-324-5489

Community Engagement  
Outreach programs/presentations on domestic and sexual violence awareness, prevention and education; teen dating and stalking. 
703-324-5730

Compassion Training for Couples in Conflict
Teaches ways to reduce anger and resentment and improve communication in relationships. 
703-704-6725

Disability Services Planning and Development
Information, referral, advocacy and/or outreach services. 
703-324-5421, TTY 703-449-1186

Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline (24-hr.)
Provides victims of domestic and sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking with immediate support and advice. 
703-360-7273, TTY 703-435-1235

Domestic Violence Individual and Group Counseling
Free short-term counseling to cope with symptoms related to domestic violence or sexual assault. 
703-324-5730

Educating Youth through Employment (EYE) Program
Recruitment, screening and matching of eligible youth for summer employment. 
703-752-1606

ElderLink
In-home assessments for older adult services. 
703-324-5374

Energy Assistance
Provides emergency fuel, crisis, and cooling assistance for income-eligible households. 
703-787-3100

Entrepreneurship
Training and technical assistance for WIA-eligible job seekers to start their own businesses. 
703-538-7412

Ex-Offender Employment Services
Assists with issues facing ex-offenders and their communities. 
703-324-7685

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)
Medical coverage for children without health insurance but family exceeds Medicaid income level. 
703-324-7500

Family Caregiver Support
Services/resources to family caregivers of older adults, adults with disabilities, and grandparents/other adults 55+ raising a relative’s child(ren) in their home. 
703-324-7948

Family Partnership
Various supports to develop a detailed plan regarding safety, well-being, and permanence for children. 
703-324-7438

Father Engagement
A 12-week program that focuses on the universal aspects of fatherhood. 
703-324-3611, 703-324-7411

Foster Care and Adoption
Places children with foster parents until they can return to their families or go to permanent homes. 
703-324-7639

General Relief
Temporary assistance/medical care for adults who are disabled or ill, and for certain children living with families unrelated to them. 
703-324-7500

Head Start and Early Head Start
Early childhood education and comprehensive services for income-eligible pregnant women and families with children from birth to age 5. 
703-324-8290

Healthy Families
Home-based parenting education, health information and community support for parents from pregnancy until child is age 3. 
703-246-8450

Home Child Care Permits
Community Education and Provider Service issues home child care permits for residents who care for up to four children in their homes. Professional development and assistance to family child care providers. 
703-324-8100

Independent Living Project
Assists older adults and adults with disabilities to stay in their homes and remain independent through consultation and workshops. 
703-324-7721

Lincolnia Senior Residences 
Multiple services include assisted living, independent apartments, senior center and adult day health center. 
703-324-7948

Meals on Wheels
Provides meals to homebound adults age 60+ or adults with disabilities. 
703-324-5409

Medicaid - Adults
Help with medical care for low-income elderly, blind and disabled individuals; pregnant women, needy children and their caretakers; and refugees first entering the U.S. 
703-324-7500

Medicaid - Long Term Care (LTC)
Medical assistance for eligible individuals who meet the financial and non-financial eligibility conditions. 
703-324-7500

Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP)
Helps low-income families find reduced cost healthcare for children up to age 19 who are not eligible for Medicaid. 
703-324-7315

Neighborhood Networks
Helps families with elementary school-age children with high absenteeism and trouble performing in school. 
703-324-7720

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Advocates for people receiving long-term care services to ensure the highest quality of life and care. 
703-324-5861

Parenting Education Programs
Free classes for parents and their children on learning new ways to work together as a family. 
703-324-7691, Spanish 703-324-7405

Professional Learning for Early Childhood and School Age Professionals
Institute for Early Learning (IFEL)
703-324-3044

Protection and Preservation Services
Provides and coordinates intensive services needed to help families stay strong and healthy. 
703-324-7400

Refugee Assistance
Refugee case assistance and refugee Medicaid assistance applications. 
703-324-7500

School Age Child Care (SACC)
Quality child care for children in kindergarten - sixth grade before school, after school and during school vacations. SACC centers are located in most Fairfax County public elementary schools, as well as in the Key and Kilmer Centers, which serve 5-21 year-olds who have multiple disabilities. 
703-449-8989

SkillSource Centers
Employment resource centers located throughout Northern Virginia. 
703-752-1606, 877-545-1462

SNAP Employment & Training (SNAPET)
Optional employment program for SNAP benefit recipients. 
703-324-7500

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Nutrition assistance program for low-income individuals and families. 
703-324-7500

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Temporary financial assistance for income-eligible families with children. 
703-324-7500

USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
Helps ensure that children receive healthy meals and snacks while in child care. 
703-324-8100

Veterans Employment
Workforce development services for eligible veterans. 
703-533-5400

Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW)
Supports families receiving TANF to achieve independence through employment. 
703-324-7500

Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program
Free, unbiased, confidential counseling and assistance for people with Medicare. 
703-324-5861

Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)
Supporting quality preschool programs for 4-year-olds whose families have low to moderate incomes. Children are provided early childhood education and services that promote success in kindergarten. 
703-324-8268

Volunteer & Partner Services Program
Volunteer opportunities to work with children and families. 
703-324-7751

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Become an IRS-certified volunteer to assist eligible adults in receiving their maximum tax refunds. 
571-749-7838

Volunteer Program
Screening, recruitment and training of volunteers for the different jobs in the Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. 
571-324-9495

Volunteer Solutions
Opportunities to volunteer to help older adults and adults with disabilities. 
571-324-5406

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 
Adult & Dislocated Workforce development services for eligible job seekers. 
703-752-1606

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program
Provides workforce development services for eligible youth. 
571-238-4228

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