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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News and Information

International Friendship Day at Lincolnia Senior Center

August 26, 2019
The Lincolnia Senior Center recently hosted an inaugural International Friendship Day program. The program was the brainchild of Danilo “Danny” Lunaria and his wife Milagros “Mila.” Seeking ideas for a summer event at the center, the Lunarias were inspired by the International Day of Friendship. First proclaimed by the U.N. in 2011, this annual event was created with the goal of uniting people from diverse cultures in friendship in order to inspire peace and build bridges between communities. With the help of Lincolnia Center staff, Danny and Mila sought to recruit members of the community to participate in the program. People were invited to share their cultural heritage in a variety of ways including presenting highlights of their history, performing a traditional song or dance, creating displays using significant objects from their countries of origin or wearing traditional dress. Danny admits that convincing people to perform was challenging but feels confident that they will be eager to sign up next year having witnessed the success of this year’s program.

Creative Aging

July 31, 2019
Fairfax County Senior Centers and ARTSFAIRFAX are preparing to launch an Artist Residency program that will offer more in depth creative aging opportunities for Fairfax County's 50+ community. The new program is an off-shoot program from the annual Creative Aging Festival which celebrates the positive effects the arts and creative engagement have on older adults. The program was created based on the model of ARTSFAIRFAX's successful Artist Residency partnership with local schools. The program offers local artists an opportunity to share their expertise and provide a hands-on creative experience like no other for those who participate. Artist Residencies will begin at four Fairfax County Senior Centers in mid-August and offer experiences in multiple artistic disciplines including music, ceramics, dance and improv.

Stuff the Bus

May 16, 2019
More than 56,000 residents in Fairfax County experience food insecurity, not having access to nutritious food on any given day. * Data from Feeding America  Each year, when the academic year ends and kids no longer receive school meals, local food pantries struggle to keep the shelves stocked as individuals and families in need search for even more assistance to obtain healthy meal options. To help alleviate the strain on our local food pantries, Fairfax County, in partnership with local grocery stores and community food pantries, is sponsoring a special "Summer Session" of the Stuff the Bus Food Drive. Collections will begin on Saturday, June 1, and run through Saturday, June 29, at various locations across the county - just look for the Fastran bus! All food and financial contributions will benefit a local food pantry serving the surrounding community.   SELECT A DATE AND DONATE! Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation ... and neither do we!  

About Health & Human Services

This is 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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