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: Domestic and Sexual Violence

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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ADAPT Anger and Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Facilitated state-certified batterer intervention programs. 

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 Protective Services
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. 

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

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. 

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

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

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

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