County Offices Operating as Normal During Federal Shutdown; Hotline Available for Assistance

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We are aware that the effects of a prolonged federal government shutdown may be having an impact on the lives of many families living in Fairfax County. We are here to assist those families during this time.

Fairfax County services have not yet been impacted by the shutdown, and our Health and Human Services agencies are continuing to operate as normal to connect families and individuals to county and community-based resources to assist them in meeting their needs (including food, utility and rent assistance).

How to Get Help

We invite those in need to please contact Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880, TTY 711, for assistance. Our staff will help connect you to resources that can aid you during this time.

More Federal Government Shutdown Information and Resources

Our NewsCenter feature article is being continually updated throughout the federal government shutdown with information and resources. Resources include:

  • child care assistance
  • free Connector bus rides
  • ways to help our neighbors in need
  • free fun at parks and libraries
  • camp fee waivers
  • pet food and supplies
  • consumer guidance


Fairfax County staff will continue to monitor the impacts of the federal government shutdown and provide updates via our website and social media for residents as changes arise.