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: 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.

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.

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

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

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. 

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. 

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

Volunteer & Partner Services Program
Volunteer opportunities to work with children and families. 

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