FAIRFAX COUNTY (FOX 5 WTTG) - Here is a list of resources for furloughed federal workers in Fairfax County.
How To Get Help
Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) connects Fairfax County residents to county and community-based services and resources. Just one phone call will get you connected to the information and assistance you need. Call 703-222-0880, TTY 711. In addition, our multilingual staff can assist callers in Amharic, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Pashto, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Swedish, Tigrinya and Urdu. CSP services are also available in other languages through the use of an interpreter.
Assistance with Child Care
Child Care Assistance and Referral Program: Families participating in the CCAR program have signed on with a 12-month eligibility. During this period, if you find yourself without income you can request that your child care co-payment be lowered. CCAR staff are available to speak with families to discuss their ongoing child care needs. Call 703-449-8484 or email DFSccarinfo@fairfaxcounty.gov to seek information and help.
School Age Child Care
Families impacted by the federal government shutdown may continue to use services and apply for a reduced fee and/or develop a payment plan as needed. Alternatively, families may request to be placed in a temporary inactive status, which allows the family to discontinue services temporarily while maintaining their child’s enrollment space in SACC. Call 703-449-8989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ongoing needs for before and after school care with SACC staff.
Free Connector Bus Rides
Beginning Thursday, Jan. 17, Fairfax Connector will provide free rides system-wide for federal government employees affected by the government shutdown who are still required to report for work.
You must show your federal photo ID to the bus operator when boarding to ride free.
By showing your federal photo ID, trips taken on all Fairfax Connector bus routes are free, including express routes to and from the Pentagon and Downtown D.C.
Two Ways to Help Our Neighbors in Need
1. The county’s Stuff the Bus events begin Saturday, Jan. 19. Bring your food and cash donations and help us support our local nonprofit food pantries as they work to provide assistance for individuals and families in need. Find Stuff the Bus Dates and Locations
2. We encourage you to contact our local nonprofits for information on providing donations. If you need assistance locating a nonprofit, we have a Human Services Guide with descriptions and contact information. A simple search will help you find a nonprofit near you!