SAFETY ALERT – If you are in danger, call or text 911.
The Department of Family Services' Domestic and Sexual Violence Services offers compassionate and comprehensive state-accredited programs for women, men, teens and children who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking.
Free, short-term individual and family counseling services are now available via teletherapy. Call us at 703-324-5730 and choose the option for Counseling Services. The DSVS 24-hour hotline is still available 703-360-7273.
Coordinated Services Planning
Information and referral to human services resources in the community.
703-222-0880, TTY 703-802-7914
Find Out the Latest News in DSVS
Interested in more articles about Domestic and Sexual Violence programs, services and resources? Check out the DSVS news page or variety of helpful topics.
Unscripted: Conversations about Sexual and Domestic Violence
Unscripted: Conversations about Sexual and Domestic Violence is a podcast featuring employees and subject matter experts from Domestic and Sexual Violence Services and partner organizations discussing all aspects of interpersonal violence, plus solutions and resources for support for residents of Fairfax County.
On this edition of Unscripted, host Kendra Lee talks with talks with Kathryn Harlow, domestic and sexual violence counselor for Domestic and Sexual Violence Services; and Jennifer Hannett, of The Gil Institute, about showing up to do the work when the work is really difficult.
Teens – Make Your Voice Heard!
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services and Neighborhood and Community Services are recruiting for this year's cohort of Teen Advocates! This program is for teens ages 12-19 who are eager to build leadership skills and passionate about promoting healthy relationships and consent. For an application, contact Debra Miller. Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. Learn more about teens and healthy relationships.
Top 5 Reasons to Work with Fairfax County DSVS Division
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services works with communities to transform society’s response to domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, and stalking by challenging oppression, collaborating to inform policy, and providing everybody impacted by violence with equitable access to trauma-informed support, advocacy, education, and a space for healing. Check out this article about the value of working with Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Division.
All services are confidential, free, and provided regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
For media inquiries, contact Department of Family Services' Public Information Officer Amy Carlini by email, office phone 703-324-7758 or mobile phone 571-355-6672.
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