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.
Stay connected with us:
Get the most up-to-date information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Fairfax County.
Follow us on Facebook at @FairfaxCountyFamilyServices for news, events, tips, stories and training opportunities. We support families and county residents of all ages and stages of life. Join our online community and engage with us through social media. #FairfaxCountyFamilyServices
ADAPT (Anger and Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment)
Facilitated state-certified batterer intervention programs.
Adult Protective Services
Protects older adults and incapacitated adults from abuse, neglect or exploitation.
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.
Offers emergency shelter for families and individuals fleeing domestic/sexual violence, human trafficking and stalking.
Assisted Living and Nursing Home Placement
Provides assistance with ADLs, IADLs, medication administration and supervision.
Provides a supplemental check to resource- and income-eligible adults residing in licensed assisted living facilities or approved adult foster care homes.
Child Care Assistance and Referral
Helps families find and pay for child care.
Child Protective Services
Responds to reports and concerns about abuse and neglect of children. Provides information about child safety and supervision.
Chronic Disease/Illness Self-Management
Workshops about managing chronic diseases/illnesses.
Outreach programs/presentations on domestic and sexual violence awareness, prevention and education; teen dating and stalking.
Compassion Training for Couples in Conflict
Teaches ways to reduce anger and resentment and improve communication in relationships.
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.
Educating Youth through Employment (EYE) Program
Recruitment, screening and matching of eligible youth for summer employment.
In-home assessments for older adult services.
Provides emergency fuel, crisis, and cooling assistance for income-eligible households.
Training and technical assistance for WIA-eligible job seekers to start their own businesses.
Ex-Offender Employment Services
Assists with issues facing ex-offenders and their communities.
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)
Medical coverage for children without health insurance but family exceeds Medicaid income level.
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.
Various supports to develop a detailed plan regarding safety, well-being, and permanence for children.
A 12-week program that focuses on the universal aspects of fatherhood.
Foster Care and Adoption
Places children with foster parents until they can return to their families or go to permanent homes.
Temporary assistance/medical care for adults who are disabled or ill, and for certain children living with families unrelated to them.
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.
Home-based parenting education, health information and community support for parents from pregnancy until child is age 3.
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.
Independent Living Project
Assists older adults and adults with disabilities to stay in their homes and remain independent through consultation and workshops.
Lincolnia Senior Residences
Multiple services include assisted living, independent apartments, senior center and adult day health center.
Meals on Wheels
Provides meals to homebound adults age 60+ or adults with disabilities.
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.
Medicaid - Long Term Care (LTC)
Medical assistance for eligible individuals who meet the financial and non-financial eligibility conditions.
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.
Helps families with elementary school-age children with high absenteeism and trouble performing in school.
Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Advocates for people receiving long-term care services to ensure the highest quality of life and care.
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)
Protection and Preservation Services
Provides and coordinates intensive services needed to help families stay strong and healthy.
Refugee case assistance and refugee Medicaid assistance applications.
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.
Employment resource centers located throughout Northern Virginia.
SNAP Employment & Training (SNAPET)
Optional employment program for SNAP benefit recipients.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Nutrition assistance program for low-income individuals and families.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Temporary financial assistance for income-eligible families with children.
USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
Helps ensure that children receive healthy meals and snacks while in child care.
Workforce development services for eligible veterans.
Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW)
Supports families receiving TANF to achieve independence through employment.
Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program
Free, unbiased, confidential counseling and assistance for people with Medicare.
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.
Volunteer & Partner Services Program
Volunteer opportunities to work with children and families.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Become an IRS-certified volunteer to assist eligible adults in receiving their maximum tax refunds.
Screening, recruitment and training of volunteers for the different jobs in the Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services.
Opportunities to volunteer to help older adults and adults with disabilities.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Adult & Dislocated Workforce development services for eligible job seekers.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program
Provides workforce development services for eligible youth.
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035