Available Programs

Benefit Programs

Local departments of social services in each county and city administer Benefit Programs supported by federal, state, and local funds including:

  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children / Foster Care (AFDC-FC)
  • Auxiliary Grant Program
  • Disaster Assistance
  • Emergency Assistance to Needy Families with Children
  • Energy Assistance Program
  • Medicaid and FAMIS
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Refugee Resettlement Program
  • SNAP (Food Stamp Program)
  • Temporary Aid to Need Families (TANF)
  • Weatherization Program

Service Programs

In addition to benefit payments, local social service agencies offer a wide variety of Service Programs to meet social needs including:

  • Adoption Services
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Adult Services
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Care Services
  • Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT)
  • Foster Care
  • Foster Parenting
  • Learnfare
  • Supplelmental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAPET)
  • VIEW
  • Volunteer Services

Additional Programs & Resources

Other Programs and Information Available include:

  • Community Service Block Grant Program
  • Important Tax Information
  • Licensing Program
  • Neighborhood Assistance
  • Prescription Drug Cards
  • Support Enforcement Programs
  • Virginia Commission on Youth
  • Welfare Fraud

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the Virginia Department of Social Services at 804-726-7000.