Military & Veterans

With Fort Belvoir in our backyard and the Pentagon as a neighbor, there are an estimated 65,000 military veterans who live in Fairfax County (as well as 13,000 active personnel), according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Their service to our nation ranges from World War II to the conflicts in today’s news. We provide and support a number of veterans services and programs, as do state, non-profit and support organizations.

Veterans in Need

  • Mental health, healthcare and other resources designed for veterans and their families.
  • The General District Court provides the Veterans Treatment Docket, a voluntary, court-supervised treatment program to help veterans who have been arrested and have substance use issues and/or have other diagnosed mental health conditions.
  • Every day, dozens of veterans are experiencing homelessness in our county. We work closely with our community partners, including nonprofits and faith organizations, to provide housing and support services.
  • Medical Foster Homes give veterans an alternative to a traditional nursing home care setting, offering a smaller, community-based, family setting in a safe environment. 

Veterans and Military Families Commission

The Veterans and Military Families Commission was created by the Board of Supervisors to identify issues and challenges facing Fairfax County:

  • Veterans
  • Active-duty Service Members
  • Military Retirees
  • Families

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