Assistance Resources for Fairfax County Residents
- Fairfax County Human Services Resources Guide (HSRG) 24/7 access to information about non-profit and government services available to Fairfax County residents. Learn More
- Fairfax County Office of Coordinated Services Planning (CSP)703-222-0880 (8:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays. CSP specialists are ready to listen and assist you by providing access and referrals to both county and community-based resources. CSP specialists can help you find information and solutions for your needs, such as emergency food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, employment, financial assistance, and other essentials.
- Community Food Distribution Locations: Fairfax County’s GIS & Mapping Service Department provides a Food Resources Map, searchable by address. English Language Version Versión en Español
- Fairfax County Department of Family Services Offered Remotely During COVID-19 Pandemic: This includes resources for: children, youth and families; older adults; people with disabilities; domestic and sexual violence; self-sufficiency. Visit: Fairfax County Department of Family Services Assistance from a Distance
- Domestic Violence / Making Home a Safer Place The following are resources Fairfax County residents can use if they are experiencing violence in the home, instances of which may increase during this time of stress:
- If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
- Call Fairfax County’s Domestic & Sexual Violence hotline: 703-360-7273, TTY 711, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- If it is not safe to talk, text LOVEIS to 22522 to connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
- Chat with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).
- Mental Health Resources:
Call 9-1-1 if a situation is life-threatening and ask for a crisis intervention trained officer.
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, in partnership with PRS CrisisLink, offers a suicide prevention text line in Fairfax. Anyone can text “CONNECT” to 855-11, and a PRS CrisisLink volunteer will respond within minutes. You can also call 703-527-4077 any time, 24/7 or visit fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/prevent-suicide
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
A new 9-8-8 crisis and support hotline is now active across the United States, including here in Fairfax County.
People can call or text 988 or call the existing NSPL number, 1-800-273-8255 to be connected to behavioral health care and support 24 hours a day, for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. For more information visit 988lifeline.org or the Fairfax County website.
Other suicide prevention and resources and support for those who have experienced sudden loss:
- If you or someone you love is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. Help is available.
- Life Line for Veterans is a branch of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for veterans. Call: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1; Text to 838255; or Chat online 24/7/365.
- You Matter is for youth between the ages of 13 and 24. It is a safe space for sharing and supporting one another. It is monitored by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
- The Trevor Project is a national organization that provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ people ages 13-24.
- The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors is a nonprofit organization that seeks to offer support and hope to survivors of suicide loss.
- Compassionate Friends is a national organization that offers support and resources for those who’ve lost a loved one to sudden, violent death.
For 24/7 help for mental health or substance use issues in Fairfax County, please visit: fairfaxcounty.gov/health-humanservices/mental-health
- Housing Assistance Resources:
Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance for County Residents
Emergency Shelters for Individuals Who are Homeless
Tenant-Landlord Resources/Concerns/Complaints or call 703-222-8435, TTY 711
Resources for Those in Fear of Eviction
Housing Resources for Those Affected by the Impacts of COVID-19
List of Utilities Suspending Service Disconnections, Offering Other Billing Options
- 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. If you have questions about whether you meet the criteria for these temporary shelters, please call the Fairfax County Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511.
- The Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) is designed to support and ensure housing stability across the commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic. Depending on availability of funds and household need, the RMRP may provide financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments for eligible households. Click here for more information about RMRP.
- Unemployed Health Insurance Hotline: HCA Virginia is working to assist those who find themselves without health insurance coverage for their families. The Commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network has established a hotline to assist those who have lost health insurance coverage to secure temporary coverage while they are unemployed. The hotline (833-867-8771) is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
- Grocery Shopping & Pharmacy Pick-up Service For Seniors: Fairfax County Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Program has launched a free grocery shopping and pharmacy pick-up service for residents who are 60 years old and older and who require assistance. To request shopping and pharmacy pick-up, or to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance to obtain food, contact the Fairfax County Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resource line at 703-324-7948. Learn more
- Spiritual Support by Phone for Older Adults: The Fairfax County Chaplain Corps is offering spiritual support by phone for adults, Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm. Fears about the coronavirus (COVID-19) can take an emotional toll on people. If you would like to speak with a member of the team, call 703-324-5185 and leave your name and telephone number. A team member will return your call. Learn More
- Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services offers programs for individuals, older adults, youth and families. Please click here to see offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Senior Benefits Check Up: The National Council on Aging offers an on-line tool to explore the 2,500 programs that are available nation-wide for seniors. Qualifying seniors may be eligible for assistance they were previously unaware of, including programs that help with health care costs, housing, utilities, transportation, and nutrition. The site also provides information about employment and educational resources, and parks and recreation discounts. Please visit https://www.benefitscheckup.org/ for more information.
- Caring.com: Looking for senior care can be stressful and confusing, and you may be unsure where to start. Whether you’re looking for a senior living community or help with in-home care, we’re here to help you understand your options, learn about financing and guide you through the process.
Service Opportunities for Tysons Area Residents
- Blood Donations Needed: It is important that healthy individuals continue to donate blood because there is a critical shortage. Please visit Inova Inova Blood or the American Red Cross for more information.
- Just Serve.org: This is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community. For more information click here
- The Medical Reserve Corps serves as the official volunteer organization of the Fairfax County Health District (which serves Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and all Towns located within the County). Click here to sign up or visit Fairfax County Office for more information.
- NV Rides is in need of volunteer drivers to help vulnerable seniors with their transportation needs. Volunteer drivers are a life-line not only for the ride they give but for the companionship they offer. For more information, click here.
- Senior Benefits Check Up: The National Council on Aging offers an on-line tool to explore the 2,500 programs that are available nation-wide for seniors. Qualifying seniors may be eligible for assistance they were previously unaware of, including programs that help with health care costs, housing, utilities, transportation, and nutrition. The site also provides information about employment and educational resources, and parks and recreation discounts. This is a great tool for those helping seniors in their own families and / or for those who wish to volunteer their time and talents to help seniors in our community. Please visit https://www.benefitscheckup.org/ for more information.
- Volunteer Fairfax: A county-wide list of volunteer opportunities and donation requests. For more information please visit Volunteer Fairfax | Volunteering Opportunities & Services
- VolunteerMatch.org: A database of volunteer opportunities that can be searched by zip code. For more information please visit VolunteerMatch – Where Volunteering Begins
Tysons Area Non-Profits
- Britepaths develops sustainable solutions to stabilize low-income working families, builds resilience through financial literacy and mentoring, and provides seasonal support. They are providing vital support to local families who are struggling due to the impact of COVID-19. Read more
- The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has launched a Build Back – Dream Forward – a post-COVID-19 Growth Initiative. Its purpose is to achieve social and economic equity, promote racial justice and equity, and catalyze more inclusive systems of economic growth in Northern Virginia. Read More
- FACETS serves individuals and families who are homeless, low income, unstably housed, and at-risk of homelessness in Fairfax County. These individuals face significant challenges and have fewer ways to protect themselves from the pandemic. Read more
- Food for Others: Located in the Merrifield area, Food for Others typically distributes food to more than 2,000 local families each week. They are experiencing an increased demand for food in the current crisis. Read more
- Gracing Spaces: Their mission is to provide hope and the gift of home goods to the most vulnerable families in Fairfax County. Read more
- Homestretch: The mission of Homestretch is to empower homeless parents with children to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge and hope they need to become productive participants in the community. Read more
- Justaskprevention.org: Northern Virginia is a national ”hotspot” for the tragic crime of human trafficking. Just Ask Prevention is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization based in the Tyson’s area that is focused on ending human trafficking in the United States and around the world through education, prevention, and intervention. Read more
- The Lamb Center is a daytime drop-in homeless center offering a variety of services for individuals experiencing homelessness in Fairfax. They are in the process of partnering with Wesley Housing to offer supportive housing for the homeless. Read more
- The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV): The mission of LCNV is to teach adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English so they can access employment and educational opportunities and more fully and equitably participate in the community. Read more
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Virginia: As individuals, family members, and friends affected by mental health conditions, their mission is to serve the Northern Virginia community through education, support and advocacy. Read more
- Northern Virginia Family Services empowers individuals and families to improve their quality of life and promotes community cooperation and support in responding to family needs. Read more
- SCAN of Northern Virginia is the only region-wide organization focused solely on preventing child abuse and neglect across Northern Virginia. Read more
- Second Story transforms the lives of children, youth and their families by providing safe havens and opportunities for them to grow and thrive. They continue to provide support to the youth in their residential programs and their Family Resource Centers remain open, distributing food and meeting other emergency needs during the Covid-19 crisis. Read more
- SHARE of McLean provides food, clothing, furniture and family assistance to more than 2,500 families (7,500 individuals) in McLean and in the greater northern Virginia community each year. During the current Covid-19 Crisis, they are experiencing a greater demand for services. Read more