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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A Note Regarding the Federal Government Shutdown:

We are aware that the effects of a prolonged federal government shutdown may be having an impact on the lives of many families living in Fairfax County. We are here to assist those families during this time.

Fairfax County services have not yet been impacted by the shutdown, and our Health and Human Services agencies are continuing to operate as normal to connect families and individuals to county and community-based resources to assist them in meeting their needs (including food, utility and rent assistance).

We invite those in need to please contact Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880, TTY 711, for assistance. Our staff will help connect you to resources that can aid you during this time.

Fairfax County staff will continue to monitor the impacts of the federal government shutdown. We will continue to update our website and our residents as changes arise.

 

 

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  • Create and manage an individual or family account for everyone in the household
  • Create one membership account that provides access to multiple NCS facilities
  • Obtain your official NCS Membership Card to make check-in at any NCS facility easier and faster

 

News and Information

Stuff the Bus

January 16, 2019
The buses are fueled and ready to roll as the county’s post-holiday food drive—Stuff the Bus—hits the road in the fight against hunger in Fairfax County.   From Martin Luther King weekend through Presidents Day, Stuff the Bus will visit several local grocery stores to collect donated food and household items that will be delivered to community-based non-profit food pantries which provide essential support to hungry individuals and families in Fairfax County communities.    Select a date and donate!   The Need for Food is Great 8 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools students reported going hungry in the past month (some of the time, most of the time, or always) due to lack of food in the home. 30 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools students receive free or reduced price lunches. More than 75,000 Fairfax County residents live below the federal poverty level   In addition to the ongoing needs that exist, the effect of the Federal Government shutdown is likely to have more individuals and families in need of food assistance. Those individuals and families in need can contact Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880, TTY 711, to receive assistance.   Your Contributions Will Make a Difference!   Stuff the Bus – A Successful Community Effort Thanks to a strong outpouring of community support over its 9-years, Stuff the Bus will celebrate several significant milestone achievements in 2019: More than one-quarter of a million pounds of food collected Provided 170,000 meals to those in need Received nearly $50,000 in monetary contributions benefitting local food pantries More than 5,000 community volunteers have contributed approximately 15,000 hours of service Donations have aided more than 32 local food pantries in their winter food collections  

Neighborhood and Community Services

November 20, 2018
Fairfax County Public Schools will soon settle down for their "long winter's nap," but that doesn't mean Fairfax kids and teens have nothing to do! Registration is now open for RECQuest (students in 1st - 6th grade) and Teens in Action (students 12 to 18 years old) - programs offered by Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services to keep students engaged and active when schools are out of session for the spring, summer and winter breaks. Each program offers healthy and affordable recreation opportunities and amazing experiences for students to learn, play and serve. Specific Program details and registration is available online (Select the Program Below): RECQuest Teens in Action   Program Dates: December 26 - 28 and 31, 2018; January 2 - 4, 2019 Fees: Based on a sliding scale based on household income (see registration packets for details). Multi-child discounts and financial assistance opportunities available (eligibility requirements apply - contact a participating center for details).      

County Conversation

November 8, 2018
November 7, 2018 - 'Tis the season of giving; and the chances are, families and residents across the county will be involved in a number of charitable efforts this holiday season. One way Fairfax County residents participate in giving back is through donating food and other household items to local food pantries and other non-profit organizations who specialize in providing these items to those in need. Community Capacity Builder, Dawn Hyman, joined the "County Conversation" to talk about the need for food in Fairfax County and how residents can be sure that their generous contributions can have the most impact in their community.     Related: Fairfax County Food Providers Network

UPCOMING EVENTS

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9:30AM, Help us feed Fairfax families! As the holiday decorations come down…

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About the Health & Human Services System

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