Operating Status for Department of Family Services (DFS) Programs and Services – Skip the Trip and Get 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.
As well as Healthy Minds Fairfax which includes the Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) and Behavioral Health Collaborative for Youth.
The services provided by DFS provide the framework for a strong and resilient Fairfax County: safe communities, a thriving economy, excellent schools, and opportunities for everyone to feel connected and engaged. DFS focuses on:
safety for children, older adults, and victims of domestic and sexual violence;
public assistance benefits, employment training, and affordable child care to close income gaps and enable people to become economically secure;
high quality early childhood education and child development-focused parent education classes to ensure school readiness and lifelong learning success; and
supportive programs that build on the strengths of families, children, people with disabilities and older adults so they can thrive.