Social Services

Purpose of Department
Social Services programs are intended to help people to help themselves by temporarily assisting residents in meeting their basic needs, including food, shelter, utilities and medical care and through employment. Additionally, we provide services focused on protecting children, the disabled and the elderly from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Services of the Virginia Department of Social Services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, handicap, sex, age, political beliefs or religious creed.
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