Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael A. Becketts,

Family Services Program Directory: Children and Youth

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.

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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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.

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

Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR)
Helps families find and pay for child care.

Child Protective Services (CPS)
Responds to reports and concerns about abuse and neglect of children. Provides information about child safety and supervision.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Temporary financial assistance for income-eligible families with children.

Virginia Preschool Initiative
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.

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

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