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: Financial Assistance

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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Auxiliary Grants
Provides a supplemental check to resource- and income-eligible adults residing in licensed assisted living facilities or approved adult foster care homes.

Child Care Assistance and Referral
Helps families find and pay for child care.

Energy Assistance
Provides emergency fuel, crisis, and cooling assistance for income-eligible households.

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)
Medical coverage for children without health insurance but family exceeds Medicaid income level.

General Relief
Temporary assistance/medical care for adults who are disabled or ill, and for certain children living with families unrelated to them.

Medicaid - Adults
Help with medical care for low-income elderly, blind and disabled individuals; pregnant women, needy children and their caretakers; and refugees first entering the U.S.

Medicaid - Long Term Care (LTC)
Medical assistance for eligible individuals who meet the financial and non-financial eligibility conditions.

Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP)
Helps low-income families find reduced cost healthcare for children up to age 19 who are not eligible for Medicaid.

Refugee Assistance
Refugee case assistance and refugee Medicaid assistance applications.

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

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 Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Become an IRS-certified volunteer to assist eligible adults in receiving their maximum tax refunds.

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