Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-4600 | TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Lloyd Tucker, Director

WHAT WE DO

Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) promotes the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing a variety of recreation, educational and developmental programs and services; by facilitating community engagement to identify areas of need and enhance countywide capacity for serving those needs; and by connecting residents with a broad spectrum of county- and community-based resources and services to help them be safe, be healthy and realize their potential.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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9:00AM, Thursday, June 24, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial…

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9:00AM, Thursday, June 24, 9-10 a.m. Topic: Open Forum   Join this…

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10:15AM, Thursday, June 24, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate…

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10:30AM, Thursday, June 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Special presentation! Learn how…

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11:45AM, Thursday, June 24, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Topic: Home Fire Safety with…

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12:00PM, Thursday, June 24, Noon-1 p.m. Series begins May 19 through June 24…

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1:15PM, Thursday, June 24, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful…

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1:15PM, Thursday, June 24, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Come play this classic game. To…

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2:30PM, Thursday, June 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.   Expand your German learning…

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2:30PM, Thursday, June 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Enjoy a lower-intensity version of…

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2:30PM, Thursday, June 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.       Ken Avis Topic: Rocking the…

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4:00PM, Burke Historical Society: The Brown Family and Old Burke

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9:00AM, Friday, June 25, 9-10 a.m.  Relax and strengthen your mind and body. …

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9:00AM, Friday, June 25, 9-10 a.m.  Last class! Come join us! Reconnect with…

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10:30AM, Friday, June 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. New featured book! Join us as we…

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10:30AM, Friday, June 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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12:00PM, Friday, June 25, Noon-1 p.m.  Special presentation! Participants will…

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1:15PM, Friday, June 25, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Beginner level conversation and…

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1:15PM, Friday, June 25, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Fun and energetic fitness class!…

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2:30PM, Friday, June 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Join us to celebrate Teresa on her…

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8:00AM, 3rd Annual Mount Vernon District Environment Expo: Get Outdoors! Learn…

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9:00AM, Monday, June 28-Friday, July 2, 2021 Virtual Center for Active Adults…

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9:00AM, Monday, June 28, 9-10 a.m.  This is a low impact exercise form that…

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9:15AM, Monday, June 28, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Computer class in Mandarin (demo…

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10:15AM, Monday, June 28, 10:15-11:15 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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10:30AM, Monday, June 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  To receive activity handouts…

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11:45AM, Monday, June 28, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. New class! This yoga class is…

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12:00PM, Monday, June 28, Noon-12:45 p.m.  Topic: Juneteenth Information…

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1:00PM, Monday, June 28, 1-2 p.m.  60’s themed! Enjoy a lower-intensity…

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1:15PM, Monday, June 28, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Featured Artist! Sharon Fishel,…

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2:15PM, Monday, June 28, 2:15-3:15 p.m.  Relax and strengthen your mind and…

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2:30PM, Monday, June 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.         Ken Avis Topic: The Future…

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5:00PM, Monday, June 28, 5-6 p.m. Join us each week to discover places you…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, June 29, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art…

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10:15AM, Tuesday, June 29, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate…

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11:30AM, Tuesday, June 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  60’s themed! Enjoy a lower-…

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1:00PM, Tuesday, June 29, 1-2 p.m. Join us to play Classic Concentration!   …

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2:15PM, Tuesday, June 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m.  Sheila Epstein, director, and…

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9:00AM, Wednesday, June 30, 9-10 a.m.  This is a low impact exercise form that…

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10:15AM, Wednesday, June 30, 10:15-11:15 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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11:30AM, Wednesday, June 30, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Join us for music and…

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1:00PM, Wednesday, June 30, 1-2 p.m.  Test your knowledge and skills! To…

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2:15PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Full body invigorating low impact…

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2:30PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This is an intermediate/basic class…

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9:00AM, Thursday, July 1, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art…

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10:15AM, Thursday, July 1, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate…

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10:30AM, Thursday, July 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Special Presentation! TOPS:…

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1:00PM, Thursday, July 1, 1-2 p.m.   Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist Miles…

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2:15PM, Thursday, July 1, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Enjoy a lower-intensity version of…

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2:30PM, Thursday, July 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m.   Expand your German learning through…

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9:00AM, Friday, July 2, 9-10 a.m.  Relax and strengthen your mind and body. …

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10:15AM, Friday, July 2, 10:15-11:15 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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11:30AM, Friday, July 2, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Awaken the comedian lurking…

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1:00PM, Friday, July 2, 1-2 p.m.  Fun and energetic fitness class! Please…

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1:15PM, Friday, July 2, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Beginner level conversation and…

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2:15PM, Friday, July 2, 2:15-3:15 p.m.  Enjoy patriotic flag crafts with Sarah…

News and Information

Fairfax County Celebrates Juneteenth

June 16, 2021
Fairfax County will announce the winners of the inaugural Juneteenth Resiliency Award in a ceremony airing on Channel 16 on Juneteenth (Saturday, June 19) at 7 p.m. In recognition of Juneteenth, this award recognizes and celebrates Black resiliency in youth and young adults ages 13-21 who have exhibited true perseverance to strive towards meaningful contributions and outcomes in their lives and/or the lives of others in the Black community.  Ten award recipients will be recognized during the ceremony, which also includes remarks by Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Jeff McKay, and Lee District Supervisor Rodney Lusk. Watch the Juneteenth Resiliency Award Ceremony live on Channel 16 on Saturday, June 19 at 7 p.m. or via live stream at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/live-video-stream. After June 19, the event can be viewed on demand. Learn more about Juneteenth and related county events at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/Juneteenth.

TOPS logo

June 1, 2021
Fairfax County is offering a new program called TOPS (Transportation Options, Programs & Services) that replaces the previous taxi voucher programs (Seniors On-The-Go!, TaxiAccess, and Dial-A-Ride). The streamlined program provides a transportation debit card in lieu of paper vouchers and offers more transportation options in addition to taxi services. To be eligible for TOPS, you must be a resident of Fairfax County or the City of Fairfax, plus meet one of the following criteria: Fifty years of age or older, with an annual income of $50,000 or less per household. Registered user of MetroAccess. Recipient of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Annual income that meets the 225% federal poverty levels by household size. Program participants are eligible for two subsidies per year (one every six months). Each subsidy will provide $100 in benefits at a cost to the participant of $20. These subsidies may be used for an expanded menu of transportation options that includes taxicabs, rideshare services (Uber and Lyft), public transportation via SmarTrip card (bus and rail), and Capital BikeShare rentals. To apply to TOPS, visit http://bit.ly/NCStransportation. If you are already registered for at least one of the three previous taxi programs and you have purchased vouchers in the last two years, you will be automatically transitioned to TOPS and instructions will be provided on how to purchase and add funds to the debit card. If you currently have taxi vouchers in hand with the expiration date of 12/31/20 or 3/31/21, you have until June 30, 2021 to return for an adjustment and credit to your TOPS card. If you have questions about the new TOPS program, please contact Human Services Transportation Customer Service at 703-222-9764, TTY 711.

A Safe Space to Dig Deep

May 17, 2021
Join us for “Tools 2 Thrive,” a virtual community discussion about mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health within the black community that is being held in coordination with Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking place on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom, this session will address what individuals can do throughout their daily lives to prioritize mental health, build resiliency, and continue to cope with the obstacles of COVID-19. Specifically, we’ll discuss how to adapt to trauma and stress, process big changes, and take time for yourself. All are invited to attend; register at bit.ly/Tools2Thrive . The event is part of the series titled “A Safe Space to Dig Deep: Mental Health & Wellness in the Black Community” presented by the Fairfax County Black Mental Health Committee. The committee is comprised of Fairfax County Government agencies – Neighborhood & Community Services, Health Department, Department of Family Services, and Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board – in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Northern Virginia Chapter. For more information about previous events in the series, visit A Safe Space to Dig Deep .

About Health & Human Services

This agency is a part of Fairfax County Health & Human Services (HHS). HHS is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.

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