Department of Human Services (DHS) and General Assistance

Arlington County Department of Human Services
Purpose: Immediate assistance from Arlington County for rent, food, medical needs, government benefits, emergency housing/shelter referrals.
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Contact: 703-228-1300

Arlington County Child Protective Services
Purpose: To report suspected child abuse or neglect
Contact: 703-228-1500

Domestic Violence
Contact: 703-237-0881 to talk to a counselor about your options. In an emergency, call 911.

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Other assistance: Salvation Army — fill out a form and submit it here: English application (Spanish application) or call 703-979-3380. Find out more about help available from Arlington County at