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: Family and Parenting Support

Operating Status for Department of Family Services (DFS) Programs and Services – Skip the Trip and Get Assistance from a Distance Online or By Phone

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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.

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

Compassion Training for Couples in Conflict
Teaches ways to reduce anger and resentment and improve communication in relationships. 
703-704-6725

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 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

Father Engagement
A 12-week program that focuses on the universal aspects of fatherhood. 
703-324-3611, 703-324-7411

Foster Care and Adoption
Places children with foster parents until they can return to their families or go to permanent homes. 
703-324-7639

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 Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW)
Supports families receiving TANF to achieve independence through employment. 
703-324-7500

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

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