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, Monday, September 21, 9-9:55 a.m. This is a low impact exercise form…

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10:00AM, Monday, September 21, 10:05-10:50 a.m.   Awaken your brain in the…

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11:00AM, Monday, September 21, 11-11:50 a.m.   Guest Artist! Arts for the…

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12:00PM, Monday, September 21, Noon-1 p.m. A social time with friends, have…

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1:15PM, Monday, September 21, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Learn about the advances in…

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2:30PM, Monday, September 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Animal Event! Does your pet sport…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, September 22, 9-9:50 a.m. Please join this informational…

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10:00AM, Tuesday, September 22, 10-11 a.m. Low impact exercise to help with…

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11:15AM, Tuesday, September 22, 11:15-11:45 a.m.  Learn and practice…

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12:00PM, Tuesday, September 22, Noon-1 p.m.  A program aimed to engage and…

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1:15PM, Tuesday, September 22, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Join us to play Wheel  of…

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2:30PM, Tuesday, September 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m. An energetic cardio dance class…

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9:00AM, Wednesday, September 23, 9-9:55 a.m. This is a low impact exercise…

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10:00AM, Wednesday, September 23, 10:05-11:05 a.m.  Stay Active and…

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11:15AM, Wednesday, September 23, 11:15-11:50 a.m. Who is your favorite Black…

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12:00PM, Wednesday, September 23, Noon-1 p.m. A social time with friends, have…

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1:15PM, Wednesday, September 23, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Test your knowledge and skills…

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2:30PM, Wednesday, September 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Special Hispanic Heritage…

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9:00AM, Thursday, September 24, 9-9:50 a.m. Please join this informational…

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10:00AM, Thursday, September 24, 10-10:55 a.m. Low impact exercise to help…

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11:00AM, Thursday, September 24, 11:05-11:50 a.m. Guest Presenter! The U.S.…

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12:00PM, Thursday, September 24, Noon-1 p.m.  A program aimed to engage and…

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1:15PM, Thursday, September 24, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Limited Series! Topic:…

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2:30PM, Thursday, September 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m. An energetic cardio dance class…

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9:00AM, Friday, September 25, 9-9:50 a.m. Relax and strengthen your mind and…

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10:00AM, Friday, September 25, 10-11 a.m.  Stay Active and Independent for…

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11:00AM, Friday, September 25, 11:10-11:50 a.m.  Guest Presenter! Nutrition…

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12:00PM, Friday, September 25, Noon-1 p.m. Topic: Home Care Options presented…

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1:15PM, Friday, September 25, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Fun and energetic fitness class!…

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2:30PM, Friday, September 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Featured Recipe! Seasonal Soups…

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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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9:00AM, Monday, October 19, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (times also available October …

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9:00AM, Monday, October 26, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (times also available October 28…

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9:00AM, Monday, November 2, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (times also available November 4…

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9:00AM, Monday, November 9, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (times also available November …

News and Information

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!

Photo of a plate and silverware with words Fight Hunger, Feed Hope superimposed over plate

September 17, 2020
On Saturday, September 12, buses were parked at 21 locations throughout the county to collect nonperishable food donations for area nonprofits through the Stuff the Bus food drive. Over five hours, Fairfax County residents donated 11 tons of food to help feed hungry people throughout the county.  “We are so thankful for the generosity of our Fairfax County community. This is the second Stuff the Bus food drive held since the COVID-19 pandemic began and our residents continue to show up and give even during these uncertain times,” said Chris Leonard, Director of Neighborhood and Community Services.  For those who wish to donate to Stuff the Bus, another drive will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For donation locations, most requested items and how to donate safely, visit Stuff the Bus. To make a monetary donation to the virtual Stuff the Bus food drive, visit Volunteer Fairfax’s Donation Page. 

Four images of water coming out of water faucets

September 4, 2020
Do you know what’s in your drinking water? While public water supplies are tested daily for contaminants, most private water supplies, like wells and springs, are rarely tested. It is recommended that well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria and nitrates. Fairfax County residents can learn more about the quality of their water and how to care for their water system as part of the 2020 Fairfax County Virginia Household Water Quality Program. Registration for the 2020 program is open now through Thursday, Sept. 10 at noon. Participants will learn about common water quality issues in the region and receive information on where to pick up water sampling kits. The program begins with a kick-off meeting via Zoom. Once water samples have been collected, they will be analyzed for iron, manganese, nitrate, lead, arsenic, fluoride, sulfate, pH, total dissolved solids, hardness, sodium, copper, total coliform bacteria, and E. Coli bacteria. Following analysis, confidential reports will be mailed to participants and an interpretation meeting will be held via Zoom to explain the report results and options for dealing with water problems. Experts will be on hand to answer questions. Any Fairfax County resident with a private water supply system (including wells, springs, and cisterns) may participate. The program is $60 per household. Learn more and register for the program online. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. For more information, please contact the Fairfax County Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 703-324-5369.    

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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