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Contact Information:


Social Services
5249 Olde Towne Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188


P: 757-259-3100

F: 757-259-3188


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Hours of Operation


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Hotline Numbers


Child Protective
Services Hotline:
(757) 259-3201

24-Hour Child
Protective Services:


Adult Protective
Services Hotline:

(757) 259-3115

24-Hour Adult
Protective Services:



Diana Hutchens,
Community Services and Social Services Director


Barbara Watson,
Assistant Community
Services Director


Rebecca Vinroot,

Deputy Social Services



Foster Parent Recruitment and Training


What does it take to provide proper foster care?

Persons who:

  • Are single or married.
  • Are preferably at least 21 years of age.
  • Have their own source of income from employment or benefits.
  • Can provide a safe and healthy home.
  • Have enough living space to care for a child, either in a house or apartment.
  • Are willing to work with an agency, children’s families, schools and others.
  • Are able to help a child cope with separation from his family and with the effects of abuse and neglect.
  • Are able to let go when the time comes.

James City County’s Foster Care Program offers:

  • Support to foster families prior to, during and after placement by agency.
  • Pre-Service Training during approval to prepare families for foster parenting.
  • Regular In-Service Training at any time on issues that are of concern or interest.
  • Notification of workshops, conferences and regional trainings.
  • Support through a resource library of books/videotapes on relevant subjects.
  • Ongoing recognition for foster parents in newsletters and at an annual event during Foster Parent Appreciation Month (May).
  • Networking opportunities with other foster parents or resources set up by recruiter/trainer to help with foster parenting issues.

For more information on becoming a foster family in James City County, please contact Foster Parent Recruiter/Trainer at 757-259-3120 or via Email.

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