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: 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.
703-246-4573

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
703-324-7400

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

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

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.
703-324-8268

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

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

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