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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News and Information

Warning signs of hypothermia

November 22, 2021
The Fairfax County Hypothermia Prevention Program for people experiencing homelessness begins on December 1, 2021. Since 2005, the program has prevented death and serious injuries among our most vulnerable residents by ensuring that no one must sleep outside during the winter months. This program - available to any adult in need of immediate shelter - provides warm shelter, food, and other supportive services to help connect guests to a variety of basic needs such as clothing, employment, housing, and more. It remains a highly effective partnership between government, nonprofits, and the faith community. All NCS Community, Teen, and Senior Centers are warming centers. Center staff are prepared to accommodate any community walk-in needs during our operating hours.  For more information on the program and hypothermia, see the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness webpage.   

Southgate Community Center Renaming Ceremony

October 20, 2021
On October 16, 2021, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services held a ceremony to officially commemorate the renaming of Southgate Community Center to the Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate. The event took place in front of a standing-room-only crowd during Southgate's annual Community Day, which included fun and games for area families. Speakers included Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn, Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey McKay, former Board of Supervisors Chairman Katherine Hanley, and NCS Director Lloyd Tucker. Supervisor Alcorn said, "Cathy really put her heart and soul into these community facilities, and there's no better way that I can see to honor her and her service than having this facility be named for Cathy." The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to rename Southgate after Ms. Hudgins following a May 4, 2021 Board Matter by Supervisor Alcorn. Supervisor Hudgins was instrumental in the re-creation of Southgate into a valuable community asset. During her nearly two decades as supervisor, she worked tirelessly to negotiate the land lease with the Reston Association, secure the financing, review the building design, monitor its construction, and support the center’s program activities. Watch highlights of the Renaming Ceremony in this "16 Around Fairfax" segment:

Southgate Community Center Renaming Ceremony

October 7, 2021
Southgate Community Center is being renamed in honor of Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, who retired from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at the end of 2019. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to rename Southgate after Ms. Hudgins following a May 4, 2021 Board Matter by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn. Located at 12125 Pinecrest Road in Reston, Southgate provides a variety of recreational, cultural and educational programs, along with access to county and community resources. Residents voted on the new name, which will be Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate. The new name will be commemorated at an unveiling ceremony to be held during Southgate Community Day on Oct. 16, 2021. Speakers include Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn, Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey McKay, former Board of Supervisors Chairman Katherine Hanley, and Neighborhood and Community Services Director Lloyd Tucker. Supervisor Hudgins was instrumental in the re-creation of Southgate into a valuable community asset. During her nearly two decades as supervisor, she worked tirelessly to negotiate the land lease with the Reston Association, secure the financing, review the building design, monitor its construction, and support the center’s program activities. The renaming ceremony and Southgate Community Day are open to the public. To learn more and RSVP, visit https://bit.ly/RenamingCeremony .  

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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