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: Employment

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

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. 

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. 

Professional Learning for Early Childhood and School Age Professionals
Institute for Early Learning (IFEL)

SNAP Employment & Training (SNAPET)
Optional employment program for SNAP benefit recipients. 

Veterans Employment
Workforce development services for eligible veterans. 

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

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. 

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