If you are seeking emergency assistance for food or shelter, please call Fairfax County's Consolidated Services Planning line at 703-222-0880.
For a list of local food pantries and shelters, and other programs and services, search the Fairfax County Human Services Guide.
The InterFaith Conference also publishes an "Emergency Food and Shelter Directory." For information on how to order this booklet, click here.
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.
Heating Assistance: Fairfax County residents who need help paying home heating bills or who face an emergency heating situation this winter may be able to access assistance from two federally-funded programs locally administered by the county's Department of Family Services. The Fuel Assistance program helps eligible low-income households with the costs of heating their homes, and the Crisis Assistance program helps households in emergency situations by providing primary heat security deposits and funding the repair or replacement of heating equipment.