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

Oct

27

12:00PM, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Healthy Cooking

Oct

31

12:00PM, Halloween Fun at Hidden Oaks Offers Live Snakes and More

Oct

31

10:15PM, Free Tutoring

Nov

06

4:00PM, Free Tutoring

Nov

07

10:15AM, Free Tutoring

Nov

14

10:15AM, Free Tutoring

Nov

05

2:00PM, Free Virtual Panel Discussion for Family Caregivers of Older Adults

COVID-19 Resources

Eligible Individuals Recommended to Get COVID-19 Booster Shots

Read this information in:

If you received a COVID-19 vaccine, you have a much lower chance of developing severe illness, hospitalization and death from the virus.

However, as the length of time since vaccination has increased, we are starting to see reduced protection, particularly for mild or moderate COVID-19 infection. As a result, following FDA authorizations, the CDC has now recommended a booster dose for eligible individuals who have received any one of the three FDA-authorized vaccines.

Updates to Indoor Masking Recommendations to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Based on updated guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week, the Fairfax County Health Department recommends that everyone, including individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wear a mask in public indoor settings. As the number of COVID-19 cases has continued to increase with the spread of the Delta variant, this recommendation is based on the Fairfax Health District moving from moderate level of COVID-19 transmission to substantial transmission. Read the full post here

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

Fairfax Water is resuming normal bill collection processes.

Fairfax Water is resuming normal bill collection processes.  This includes disconnection of service for unpaid bills.   

  • Disconnections for commercial accounts started on August 9, 2021.   
  • Disconnections for residential accounts start on September 7, 2021.   

If you are behind on your bill, please contact Fairfax Water to set up a payment plan or apply for assistance before your water is shut off.  You must set up a payment plan before your water service is disconnected.  Once service has been disconnected, your account must be paid in full before service will be turned back on.

More information here on payment assistance options.

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. 

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

How You Can Help Afghan Refugees

Afghan Refugee Information and Resources

HOW TO HELP

Donations are NOT being accepted at the Dulles Expo Center at this time.  However, many local organizations are eager provide support, and Fairfax County does partner closely with local refugee resettlement agencies to share information, establish points of contact for benefit coordination, and provide training on available programs and services. The local resettlement agencies for the Northern Virginia area are:

 

SERVICES FOR REFUGEES

Fairfax County is working with nonprofits and faith communities in assisting Afghan refugees who will eventually call the county their home. Afghan refugees have experienced significant trauma, uncertainty and stress during the evacuation process. It is Fairfax County’s priority to ensure that individuals and families who resettle here can access services as quickly as possible so that they can focus on rebuilding their lives and establishing support networks in the community.

View Detailed Services (PDF)

 

 

Seasonal Announcements

Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet Open Through March 5th

No One Should Go Without a Coat - Click Here for More Information

Cornerstones, in partnership with the Hunter Mill District Supervisor’s Office, is once again operating the Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet for 2021 – 2022 in order to provide free winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to all who need them.

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the coat closet will be running on a modified schedule this winter. All distribution events will be outdoors, and all participants will be required to wear masks to ensure everyone’s safety.

Need a Coat?

The Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet is distributing coats and other winter items on the following Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM:

  • Saturday, October 23 : Cornerstones Food Pantry, 11484 Washington Plaza West, Reston, VA 20190
  • Saturday, November 13 : North County Government Building, 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston, VA 20190
  • Saturday, December 11: North County Government Building
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022 : North County Government Building
  • Saturday, February 5, 2022 : North County Government Building
  • Saturday, March 5, 2022 : North County Government Building

 

Have a Coat to Donate?

New or gently used, clean coats, and new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves may be donated on the following schedule at: http://www.cornerstonesva.org/donations/drives/winter-coat-closet/

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.

No-Cost Meals for FCPS Students

FCPS is offering healthy no-cost meals at all locations this school year as part of VDOE’s Seamless Summer Option implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. 

Enrolled students will be offered a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day at no charge to the household. Households will not be required to submit a meal application form to receive meals at no charge; however other benefits may be connected to eligibility.  Applications for the Free and Reduced Meals program are available online

FCPS will be offering no-cost bulk meal kits for students attending virtually and community members. 

More information is available here for in-person learning and virtual students.

 

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Eviction Prevention Information

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

More Eviction Prevention Information

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

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 - Help with heating your home

The Fuel Assistance program helps eligible households with low-income with the costs of heating their homes. Applications are accepted from the second Tuesday in October until the second Friday in November. (October 12, 2021 through November 12, 2021)

Click here for more information online or call the Department of Family Services’ Energy Assistance phone line at 703-787-3100, TTY 711 or fax 703-643-1355.

Virginia Medicaid Updates - Dental coverage is now available for adults!

Dental coverage is now available for adults! Smiles for Children (SFC) is Virginia's Medicaid and FAMIS dental program for adults and children. The SFC program is managed by Dentaquest. Learn more here

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