The Human Services Resource Guide, aka, the HSRG, is a searchable database that contains information on thousands of nonprofit and government services available to Fairfax County residents. Anyone with an Internet connection has 24/7 access to the HSRG, including from mobile devices.

The primary focus of the database is on human services programs for low-income residents and those in need and the bulk of the information is about programs, including detailed service descriptions, eligibility, locations (maps and directions), and contact information.

Targeted Search Options

For a more targeted search, type a search term into the field below and click on the appropriate search button.

Within the text field search, you can search by services, keywords, organization, classification and more.

You can search the HSRG for specific information by typing in a search. The tips below will aid you in using the database more efficiently and effectively.

Tips for Successful Searches

  • Less is more – Use “cloth” for clothing; use “counsel” to find employment, financial, or other counseling services.

  • No punctuation – It’s not necessary to use commas, quote marks or other punctuation to separate search terms.

  • User can click one of the "One Touch Queries" and search all service types by the area of need.

  • Within the text field search, you can search by services, keywords, organization, classification and more.

    • Commonly known acronyms can be used. Ex: HUD, NCS, CSB, NVFS, UCM, etc.

    • To find a program such as Meals on Wheels, enter all or part of the program name in the Targeted Search Options field and click on Search.

  • Filters are used to refine a large search, such as filtering by organization name, zip code, organization type, and if organizations are accepting donations

    • Ex:

      • Filter by a specific organization

      • City and ZIP Code filters are also available to filter searches.

      • Org Type filter returns only those services provided by nonprofits OR government programs.

      • More than one filter can be used at a time. For example, combine an organization name and ZIP Code or city to filter a keyword search.

      • Search by specific classifications to capture information about specific types of services, such as hotlines. Classification will also find all services with a common theme. Ex: A classification search on youth will return 16 classification terms used to code 226 youth-related programs.

      • Click on Clear Filter to remove the filter term and return to the original search.

Contact Neighborhood and Community Services at 703-324-3142 and/or complete the Help form for any non-urgent requests.