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See the below FAQs on how to apply for benefits on-line or by telephone and how to access services by telephone.
The Department of Social Services offers benefit and service programs with specific eligibility requirements or universal access, including the:
Benefit Programs Division which administers programs that provide income support benefits to families and individuals transitioning from dependency on public assistance programs to self-sufficiency
Self-sufficiency Unit which determines eligibility for child care and/or employment services through Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) participation
Protection Unit handling child and adult protective services, and adult services
Permanency Unit responsible for foster care, foster care prevention, and adoption services
Children's Services Act Program managing a collaborative system of services and funding that is child-centered, family-focused and community-based to meet the needs of children, youth, and families
Services for Adults
Services for Children/Youth
Child Support FAQs
Virginia Department of Social Services CPS
Services for Families
Foster Care Prevention
How do I apply for SNAP or food assistance?
How do I apply for Medicaid health insurance?
How do I apply for heating or cooling assistance?
How do I apply for TANF or cash assistance?
How do I report child abuse or neglect?
How do I report adult abuse, adult neglect, or adult exploitation?
Family & Individual Services
Children's Services Act
Hanover Care for Kids
Social Services Advisory Board Agendas and Minutes
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