Department of Family Services - Financial and Medical Assistance

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mulitple Locations - Main Office: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Lisa Tatum,

Financial and Medical Assistance

Operating Status for Department of Family Services (DFS) Programs and Services

Although most of our services are not being provided in-person at this time, we continue to offer services online and by phone. Learn more about our Assistance from a Distance.

Stay connected with the Department of Family Services (DFS) and follow our Facebook page (@FairfaxCountyFamilyServices).

Information About Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Fairfax County

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Assistance from a Distance

Assistance from a Distance - Providing financial and medical assistance while keeping you and your family safe.

Download a copy of the Assistance from a Distance flyer:

 Arabic*, English*, Farsi*, Korean*, Spanish*, Vietnamese*

* Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-5870; 711.

Apply Online for SNAP, Medicaid and more!

Visit CommonHelp to apply for or read more about:

  • Child Care Services
  • Energy Assistance (Fuel, Crisis, or Cooling)
  • Food Assistance (SNAP)
  • Health Care Coverage (Families and Children)
  • Health Care Coverage (Other)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance for Families with Minor Children (TANF)
  • Auxiliary Grant

You can also check your benefits, renew your benefits, see if you are eligible for benefits, and report changes.

Ways to Turn in Your Documents


Fax: 703-653-6679

Mail: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 232, Fairfax, VA 22035

Other Ways to Receive Help

Send an Email:

Get an EBT replacement card: 866-281-2448.

Call 703-324-7500.

Career/Employment Services

Alexandria: 703-704-6286,

Annandale: 703-533-5400,

Reston: 703-787-4974,

Fairfax: 703-324-7280,

All Virginia Career Works-Fairfax Centers and the VIEW Job Center are closed until further notices. Services will continue to be offered through web-based and telephonic options, to include the following:

  • Tools, resources, and assistance for job search, interview preparation and career advancement
  • Access to a bank of online employment resources and education and training options
  • Workforce information and local labor market information
  • Career Coaching
  • Live job seeker webinar

Learn more about all of Employment and Training's assistance from a distance services.

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Help for you, your family, your neighbors, your community.

Fairfax County is welcoming to all who wish to live in, work in and enjoy our community, including our immigrant residents and neighbors. Read more information about changes to the Public Charge Rule. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be or replace legal advice. If you think that you or your family may be impacted by the public charge rule, we encourage you to talk to an attorney.

In 2018, we presented this overview of benefits and services to our community partners.


Fairfax County Department of Family Services is on Facebook

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