Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-4600 | TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Chris Leonard, 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, Wednesday, August 12, 9-9:55 a.m. This is a low impact exercise form…

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10:00AM, Wednesday, August 12, 10:05-11:05 a.m.  Stay Active and Independent…

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11:15AM, Wednesday, August 12, 11:15-11:50 a.m. Join us for music and dancing…

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12:00PM, Wednesday, August 12, Noon-1 p.m. A social time with friends - have…

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1:15PM, Wednesday, August 12, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Test your knowledge and skills!…

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2:30PM, Wednesday, August 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This is a beginner and…

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9:00AM, Thursday, August 13, 9-9:50 a.m. Please join this informational…

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10:00AM, Thursday, August 13, 10-10:55 a.m. Low impact exercise to help with…

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11:00AM, Thursday, August 13, 11:05-11:50 a.m. Join the discussion group to…

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12:00PM, Thursday, August 13, Noon-1 p.m.  A program aimed to engage and…

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1:15PM, Thursday, August 13, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Featured discussion -…

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2:30PM, Thursday, August 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. An energetic cardio dance class…

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9:00AM, Friday, August 14, 9-9:50 a.m. Relax and strengthen your mind and body…

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10:00AM, Friday, August 14, 10-11 a.m.  Stay Active and Independent for Life.…

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11:00AM, Friday, August 14, 11:10-11:50 a.m.  Special event! Expand your music…

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12:00PM, Friday, August 14, Noon-1 p.m. A social time with friends - have fun…

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1:15PM, Friday, August 14, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Fun and energetic fitness class!…

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2:30PM, Friday, August 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Music event! Join the sing-along…

News and Information

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July 30, 2020
The Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is now on Twitter! We are excited to offer this new way for residents to connect with our Community, Teen and Senior Centers. Follow us to see daily updates on virtual events and services for youth, teens, older adults, and individuals with disabilities, plus opportunities to engage with your peers and join live interactive programs. You can find NCS on Twitter at @FairfaxNCS or by visiting https://twitter.com/FairfaxNCS. Be sure to follow us to stay in the know with all things NCS!

Picture of young girl painting outside

July 30, 2020
Openings are available for Camp Fairfax, which has been extended through Friday, August 14. This five-week summer program is for rising first- through sixth-grade children of working families and runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camp Fairfax is available at 18 locations across the county, including seven NCS Community Centers and 11 Fairfax County Public Schools. A sliding fee scale is available. Camp Fairfax is staffed by Fairfax County children's program team members who create a safe, nurturing environment. Current CDC health and safety guidelines are followed. You can watch a short video for a snapshot of Camp Fairfax health and safety protocols. Although the video was not filmed in an actual Camp Fairfax facility, it features some of our awesome Camp staff along with their talented children who so graciously provided their time and acting skills to present Your Day at Camp! To view the video and get more information about Camp Fairfax, please visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/sacc.

Drive-through food distribution

July 20, 2020
  Volunteers unload dairy products from a Fastran bus. NCS was one of several Fairfax County organizations to support a collaborative food distribution event in the Sully District on June 15. Human Services Transportation provided Fastran buses for the four-hour drive-through event, which was organized by the Office of Sully District Supervisor Kathy Smith and sponsored by the DeLune Corporation. According to Daniel Dolan, Community Outreach and Events Aide for Supervisor Smith, “The COVID-19 pandemic put a lot of our neighbors and fellow citizens within Sully District at risk for a number of things, and hunger was one of them. It became apparent that we needed to do something to ensure that our neighbors were getting fed.” He specifically thanked NCS staff for their role in making the event a success, noting they “provided so many pieces to this proverbial machine that allowed the families in Sully to receive quantities of food.” With the assistance of seven Fastran buses, more than 60 volunteers distributed 2,000 boxes of USDA dairy products and 960 boxes filled with milk at seven Sully District locations. These included Westfield High School, FACETS Barros Circle Community Center, Centreville Regional Library, and several neighborhoods. Glenn Padeway, Manager of Human Services Transportation for NCS, said, “The event was very successful. By going out in the community to satellite sites, I think many residents were reached who otherwise may not have been able to get to Westfield HS to obtain much-needed food.” In total, 1,165 households each received four half-gallons of milk, plus a boxed dairy product. Food was also distributed to local churches and community-based organizations to take back to their own food pantries to distribute to clients. In addition to NCS, organizations assisting in the event included Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, the county’s Community Emergency Response Team, and Food for Others. Volunteers were recruited from area churches as well as Capital Home Professionals, Wegmans, Northwest Federal Credit Union, and fire stations in Centreville, Vienna, Franconia, and Burke. Harmonie Taddeo , Executive Director of Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, said, “Each team was willing to provide support in terms of personnel, resources, and ‘sweat equity’ to support our neighbors in need. We, at WFCM, were proud to be a part of it and hope to partner again with these organizations for future distributions.” NCS Volunteer Program Supervisor Hadyn Kihm, who coordinated the event volunteers, said, “It was incredible to see how NCS staff, our community partners, and volunteers all came together to make the food distribution a success. It was really inspiring to me how Fairfax County residents take care of each other.”

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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