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: 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. 
703-324-7500

Child Care Assistance and Referral
Helps families find and pay for child care. 
703-449-8484

Energy Assistance
Provides emergency fuel, crisis, and cooling assistance for income-eligible households. 
703-324-4328

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)
Medical coverage for children without health insurance but family exceeds Medicaid income level. 
703-324-7500

General Relief
Temporary assistance/medical care for adults who are disabled or ill, and for certain children living with families unrelated to them. 
703-324-7500

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.
703-324-7500

Medicaid - Long Term Care (LTC)
Medical assistance for eligible individuals who meet the financial and non-financial eligibility conditions. 
703-324-7500

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. 
703-324-7315

Refugee Assistance
Refugee case assistance and refugee Medicaid assistance applications. 
703-324-7500

SNAP Employment & Training (SNAPET)
Optional employment program for SNAP benefit recipients. 
703-324-7500

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Nutrition assistance program for low-income individuals and families. 
703-324-7500

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
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 Income Tax Assistance
Become an IRS-certified volunteer to assist eligible adults in receiving their maximum tax refunds. 
571-749-7838

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