Social Services

Overview

Department of Social Services offers benefit and service programs with specific eligibility requirements or universal access, including:

  • Benefit programs which process applications for cash and energy assistance, and health insurance; refer customers to self-sufficiency services
  • Self-sufficiency determines eligibility for child care and coordinates employment services and Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) participation
  • Protection handles child and adult protective services, and adult services
  • Permanency is responsible for adoption and foster care services


Locations

Human Services Building - DSS
12304 Washington Highway
Ashland, VA 23005 Map It

Phone:
(804) 365-4100
Fax:
(804) 365-4110
Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Bell Creek
8475 Bell Creek Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116 Map It

Phone:
(804) 365-4100
Fax:
(804) 365-3198
Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Director: Sheila Crossen-Powell