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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8:00AM, Monday, September 28, 8 a.m. – Friday, October 2, noon Get your free,…

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12:00PM, Monday, September 28, Noon-1 p.m. Topic: Ask-An-Intern  A social…

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1:15PM, Monday, September 28, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Special Presentation! The what,…

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2:00PM, Monday, September 28, 2-3 p.m. Adult Day’s team of nurses lead a…

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2:30PM, Monday, September 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Exercises for your brain!  This…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, September  29, 9-9:50 a.m. Please join this informational…

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10:00AM, Tuesday, September  29, 10-10:55 a.m. Low impact exercise to help…

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10:30AM, Tuesday, September  29, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Special Presentation by the…

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10:30AM, Tuesday, September 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Caregiving during normal…

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11:00AM, Tuesday, September 29, 11 a.m.-noon It’s time to turn on the music…

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12:00PM, Tuesday, September  29, Noon-1 p.m. New Program! Join us for a…

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12:00PM, Tuesday, September  29, Noon-1 p.m.  New Meeting ID Number! A program…

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12:00PM, Tuesday, September 29, noon-1 p.m. Get ready to sit in the judge’s…

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1:15PM, Tuesday, September  29, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Join us to play Family Feud!…

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2:00PM, Tuesday, September 29, 2-3 p.m. Enjoy virtual visits with your…

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2:30PM, Tuesday, September  29, 2:30-3:30 p.m. An energetic cardio dance class…

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9:00AM, Wednesday, September 30, 9-9:55 a.m. This is a low impact exercise…

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11:00AM, Wednesday, September 30, 11 a.m.-noon Join us for safe and seated…

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11:15AM, Wednesday, September 30, 11:15-11:50 a.m. Topic: Favorite Latin…

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12:00PM, Wednesday, September 30, Noon-1 p.m. Topic: Learn about the upcoming…

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1:15PM, Wednesday, September 30, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Test your knowledge and skills…

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2:00PM, Wednesday, September 30, 2-3 p.m. It’s time for some virtual B-I-N-G-O…

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

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9:00AM, Thursday, October 1, 9-9:50 a.m. Please join this informational…

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10:00AM, Thursday, October 1, 10-10:55 a.m. Low impact exercise to help with…

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11:00AM, Thursday, October 1, 11 a.m.-noon Join us for safe and seated…

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12:00PM, Thursday, October 1, noon-1 p.m. It is time to give that memory a…

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12:00PM, Thursday, October 1, Noon-1 p.m. New Program! Join us for social…

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12:00PM, Thursday, October 1, Noon-1 p.m.  New Meeting ID Number! A program…

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

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2:00PM, Thursday, October 1, 2-3 p.m. It’s time for some virtual B-I-N-G-O!…

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2:30PM, Thursday, October 1, 2:30-3:30pm  New Program! Expand your German…

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2:30PM, Thursday, October 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m. An energetic cardio dance class…

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9:00AM, Friday, October 2, 9-9:50 a.m. Relax and strengthen your mind and body…

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10:00AM, Friday, October 2, 10-11 a.m.  Stay Active and Independent for Life.…

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11:00AM, Friday, October 2, 11:10-11:50 a.m. New Program! Join us as we choose…

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11:00AM, Friday, October 2, 11 a.m.-noon Join us for safe stretching exercises…

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12:00PM, Friday, October 2, noon-1 p.m. Joe Downey is known for his big voice…

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12:00PM, Friday, October 2, Noon-1 p.m. Topic: Meet Our Intern A social time…

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

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2:00PM, Friday, October 2, 2-3 p.m. Join us for a live, virtual concert…

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2:30PM, Friday, October 2, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Special Art Presentation! Sending…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, October 6, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (times also available October 8…

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News and Information

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September 23, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is offering two programs to support parents/guardians and students in distance learning. Parent Connect provides in-person services for parents and guardians at NCS Community Centers and other community locations. Assistance includes support related to digital literacy and Internet access; support related to language barriers; and connection to county Health & Human Services resources, service navigation and referrals. Beginning on Monday, Sept. 28, these services are offered by appointment only Monday through Friday, 3-8 p.m., though times may vary by location. See the Parent Connect website for more information. NCS Connects: After School is a virtual platform providing programming for youth and teens during after-school hours, Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., at bit.ly/ncsconnects. Virtual programs began on Monday, Sept. 21 and include academics (i.e., STEAM), family engagement, service learning and youth leadership development.

Schedule your flu shot

September 21, 2020
Each year, influenza—better known as the flu—causes millions of illnesses in the United States, and people age 65 and older account for the majority of flu hospitalizations and deaths. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick. To help protect older adults in our community, the Fairfax County Health Department and Department of Neighborhood and Community Services are offering flu vaccination clinics at select Senior Centers. This service begins on October 6 and is available to residents 50 and older by appointment only (see dates below). The Health Department is urging everyone 6 months of age and older to get the flu vaccine. This year is especially important since flu symptoms are similar to COVID-19 infection, another respiratory illness. Getting a flu vaccine this season will reduce symptoms that may be confused with COVID-19 and limit the number of illnesses, hospitalizations, and intensive care unit admissions, alleviating stress on the health care system. For your safety, appointments are limited, and face masks and temperature checks will be required. Don’t wait – take control of your health this season and get a flu vaccine! To make your appointment, call 703-246-6010*, TTY 711. For more information, visit fairfaxcounty.gov/flu. To find other places in the community to get a flu vaccine, visit www.vaccinefinder.org. *Pneumonia vaccine also available. Must be requested when making your appointment. Flu Vaccination Clinics for Older Adults October 6, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon (times also available Oct. 8 & 9) October 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 N. Chambliss St., Alexandria (times also available Oct. 21 & 22) October 26, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Original Mt. Vernon High School, 8333 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria (times also available Oct. 28 & 29) November 2, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Ct., Fairfax (times also available Nov. 4 & 5) November 9, 9am - 3:30pm Lewinsville Senior Center, 1613 Great Falls St., McLean (times also available Nov. 10 & 12) 5 Simple Steps to Stop the Spread of Germs In addition to getting vaccinated against the flu, these simple steps can help stop the spread of germs and protect you from getting sick: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home when you are sick, which will help prevent others from catching your illness. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Clean your hands often. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

September 17, 2020
On September 16, First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam visited Fairfax County to recognize the important work of early childhood educators as part of her annual Back to School tour. She toured three sites and delivered hand sanitizer, face coverings and books to educators. First Lady Northam’s tour began at Office for Children Early Head Start provider Leticia Flores-Ortiz’s home in Herndon. She was joined by Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, State Delegate Ibraheem Samirah and State Senator Janet Howell’s legislative staff. Next, Mrs. Northam visited Hutchison Elementary School in Herndon, where she participated in the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Grab & Go food distribution and enjoyed a virtual tour through Fairfax County's Supporting Return to School (SRS) program. Mrs. Northam concluded her time in Fairfax County with a visit to the Hopkins House McNeil Preschool Academy in Alexandria, where she was joined by State Delegate Paul Krizek. She met staff and board members, toured the program, and read a story to the children (following social distancing protocols). Throughout the tour, Mrs. Northam thanked the educators for their continued service supporting Virginia children and families and adapting to challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. She let educators know that they are superheroes!

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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