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.
Mail: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 232, Fairfax, VA 22035
Outdoor Drop Boxes: Outside each Fairfax County Human Services building there are drop boxes with the Family Services logo on them. These boxes are secure, and items are picked up multiple times throughout the day. Documents deposited in these boxes before 4:30 p.m. will be date stamped with the current day. Documents received after 4:30 p.m. will be date stamped for the next business day. (Learn more about how to find these drop boxes.)
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.
If you are eligible to receive Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), or federally-subsidized housing and you choose to participate, it will not affect immigration applications for Lawful Permanent Resident (green card) status. Eligibility criteria has not changed. Learn more information about immigration in Fairfax County.
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.
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* 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 703-324-7500; 711.
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