Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-4600
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Lloyd Tucker,
Director

Upcoming Events and Seasonal Announcements for HSRG

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug

05

10:30AM, Korean/English Bilingual Storytime

Aug

05

4:00PM, FCPS Summer Writing Workshop

Aug

07

7:00PM, "Trolls World Tour" - Free Drive-in Movie for Kids

Aug

10

6:00PM, True Sons of Freedom: A Photographic Exhibition

Aug

12

4:00PM, FCPS Summer Writing Workshop

Aug

14

7:00PM, "The Croods: A New Age" - Free Drive-in Movie for Kids

Aug

21

7:00PM, "Raya and the Last Dragon" - Free Drive-in Movie for Kids

Aug

21

7:00PM, "Onward" - Free Drive-in Movie for Kids

Aug

17

4:00PM, FCPS Summer Writing Workshop

Aug

19

4:00PM, FCPS Summer Writing Workshop

Seasonal Announcements

COVID-19 Internet Resources - Staying Connected

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. More information on how to apply here

COVID-19 Utility Resources

WATER

Fairfax Water customer assistance is available by phone: 703-698-5800 (TTY711) or email: customers@fairfaxwater.org. More information at: https://www.fairfaxwater.org/news/covid-19

School Immunizations - FREE at the Health Department

Parents! Don't delay your child's immunizations. Now is the time to schedule school required vaccinations.

The Health Department offers school-required immunizations for free at select locations. Click here for locations, important information for parents, and immunization forms. 

AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Call: 703-246-7100 TTY 711.

Food for Students During the Summer

Meal Kit Sites (every Monday) June 28 through August 2

Summer Meal Kits, containing (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk will be offered on Mondays at meal kit sites. Dates of distribution and site information is available here.

Meal Kit Buses - June 28 through August 5

Important note: These routes are scheduled on a weekly basis. There are not daily stops. Ten (10) buses per day will run weekly routes Monday-Thursday throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. More information is available here

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children.  Adult meals will not be available for purchase. 

In addition to the Summer Meal Kit sites and the Meal Kit Bus routes, meals will be available for all students attending programs in these schools during the dates the students are in attendance. These locations are not open to the general public.

2021 Youth Summer Reading – June 11 – August 13

Fairfax County Library helps make reading fun by providing tools, access and incentives during its Summer Reading Adventure.

Sign up online using Beanstack. Use an existing Beanstack account or create one if you've never logged in before. You'll have several chances to earn prizes when you read and complete activities. Prizes will be awarded after the completion of Summer Reading Adventure. Winners will be notified by August 31.

Don't want to use Beanstack to log your reading? Download a paper reading log instead! Paper reading logs will be available beginning June 11 online and at your local library branch. Fill out your reading log and return it to your local library by August 13th to be entered into the grand prize drawing.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Information *Vaccine Registration Form Now Available in Spanish*

People 12 years and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available at Fairfax County Health Department clinics, the Tysons Community Vaccination Center, and the George Mason University.

Find out more about making an appointment.

 

Residents may now register for a COVID-19 vaccine (when eligible) using a new Spanish form that’s now available. The English form also can be switched between English and Spanish by selecting the language in the top right of the screen.  

Para comenzar: complete la solicitud de registratión para su primera dosis→

More information about vaccine phases and availability in the Fairfax Health District.

More information on vaccination Pre-Screen. 

Eviction Prevention Information

If you are facing eviction and need assistance, contact Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880.

More Eviction Prevention Information

Temporary Shelter During COVID-19

Temporary Shelter During COVID-19: In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the need to isolate and quarantine individuals to prevent the spread of the virus, Fairfax County has activated Emergency Support Function 6: Mass Care Health and Human Services. As a result, the county will provide Quarantine, Protection, Isolation/Decompression (QPID) emergency housing for those who have met the eligibility criteria and are unable to safely practice infection control. The Fairfax County Isolation/Quarantine Hotels are temporary sheltering sites only and do not provide health care services.  This sheltering is not an alternate care site and hotel placements are available only to individuals who can do their own self-care and are independent in their care; or in the case of people experiencing homelessness, utilizing the care options available to them routinely.  Health care providers will not be on-site to provide to healthcare needs. If you have additional questions about whether you meet the criteria for these temporary shelters, please call the Fairfax County Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511.

Quarantine, Protection, Isolation and Decompression PSA
https://youtu.be/qnnq3fQ2otw

 

Virginia CommonHelp Application - Apply online for state social services

https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/

 

CommonHelp is the Commonwealth of Virginia's fast and easy way to apply online for many Virginia social services assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Energy Assistance and Child Care. Through a single online site, you can find out what assistance you might be eligible for and submit one application saving you time and effort.

 

The website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Fairfax County to find out if they might be able to get:

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It will take just 15 minutes to fill in the information about the people in your home, the money you get from a job or other sources, your housing costs, medical bills, and child care expenses.
Information you provide will stay private and safe. When you are finished, you will receive an immediate response if you are able to get help through programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, i.e., food stamps), Medical Assistance/FAMIS, Child Care, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, i.e., cash assistance) and Energy Assistance.

If you already know you are eligible for services, a Virginia Commonhelp account will allow you to quickly and easily:

  • Check and renew benefits

  • Link your account to a specific case

  • Report changes to your account

  • Update your account information

Virginia Caregiver Respite Program

The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program (VLRVP) provides reimbursement vouchers to Virginia caregivers who resides full-time, in the same household as the person receiving care, for the cost of temporary, short-term respite care provided to individuals, of any age, with a documented disability or special need. VLRVP is focusing on people with dementia and grandparents or relative caregivers providing care to a child not more than 18 years of age or an individual 19 to 59 years of age with a severe disability.

Priority will be given to assist those caregivers with the greatest social and economic need. Respite funding is limited to $400 per family thru July 31, 2021, or until funds are exhausted. Funds may NOT be used to reimburse household expenses or daycare (to go to work or other daycare). Due to limited funds, not all eligible applications will be approved and households that received a past benefit will be ineligible.

Go to website for more details and application.

Skip the Trip - Department of Family Services Outdoor Drop Box Locations

For your safety and convenience, you can drop off documents without coming into our buildings, 24-hours-a-day, every day! Outside each Fairfax County Human Services building there are drop boxes with teh Family Services logo on them. These boxes are secure and items are picked up multiple times throughout the day. 

  • Documents deposited in these boxes before 4:30 p.m. will be date stamped with the current day.
  • Documents received after 4:30 p.m. will be date stamped for the next business day.

Click on link below to help find drop boxes - 

Outdoor Drop Box Locations | Family Services (fairfaxcounty.gov)

Energy Assistance

The program helps eligible households with low income (in Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church) offset expenses associated with heating and/or cooling their homes. 

 

COOLING ASSISTANCE

Applies to cooling utility bills and equipment. Applications for the Cooling Assistance Program will be accepted Jun. 15 - Aug. 16, 2021. Apply for cooling assistance online

You may also request an application by calling 703-324-4328; TTY 711, or pick up an application at any of our offices:

 

FAN CARE PROGRAM

The Fan Care program begins on June 1 and runs through September 30. The Fan Care program is another way to help older Fairfax area residents stay safe in the summer heat. This electric fan distribution program, sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power in partnership with the Virginia Department for the Aging, annually provides a limited number of free fans or window air conditioners to eligible senior adults in the Fairfax area.

To qualify for Fan Care, a person must be at least 60 years old, need a fan to prevent heat-related health problems and meet income eligibility requirements. Not everyone in the home needs to be an older adult to qualify for a fan, but all incomes must be counted. There is a limit of one fan per household.

To request an application, call the Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services – Fairfax Area Agency on Aging at 703-324-7694, TTY 703-449-1186.

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