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.
Family Caregivers are Invited to Sign Up for the Virtual Social Visitor Program
The Virtual Social Visitor Program is provided by the Department of Family Services' Volunteer Solutions Program. Our vetted volunteers provide support through regular phone calls made to family caregivers, many of whom are or have been caregivers themselves. A few benefits from this program include:
Alleviation of loneliness/isolation.
Opportunity to chat with a volunteer about lighthearted topics as well as share journeys/stories.
Development of a supportive relationship with a volunteer.
Provision of an informal listening ear/sounding board.
Sign up today by sending an email or calling 703-324-5406, TTY 711. We’ll match you with a volunteer.
May is Older Americans Month
This month we celebrate Older Americans Month and the theme is Communities of Strength. Check out articles about the strong, talented and wise older residents of Fairfax County and learn about the myriad resources available for older adults and caregivers in the free Golden Gazette newsletter. Access and share the articles online or subscribe to have the printed edition delivered to your home.
May is Adult Abuse Prevention Month in Virginia
Last year, Fairfax County Adult Protective Services (APS) received more than 3,000 reports of adult abuse, neglect and exploitation, a 14.6% increase from the previous year.
To report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult who is 60 years or older or is 18 years and older and incapacitated, call the APS Hotline at 703-324-7450, TTY 711.
Reports can be filed for people who live alone or with relatives or who are residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, or group homes.
* Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. For reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-246-2411, TTY 711.