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Department of Social Services

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is a state supervised and locally administered social services system that provides oversight and guidance to 120 local offices across the state.

Agency Website

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http://www.dss.virginia.gov/

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Overview

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is a state supervised and locally administered social services system. Providing oversight and guidance to 120 local offices across the state, VDSS delivers a wide variety of services and benefits to over 1.6 million Virginians each year. VDSS’ programs are designed to help Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens find permanent solutions to life’s many challenges. The Department is responsible for administering a variety of programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Adoption, Child Care Assistance, Refugee Resettlement Services, and Child and Adult Protective Services. The goals of VDSS is to promote the well-being of our citizens through the delivery of essential services and benefits to ensure families are strengthened, and individuals achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.


Contact

Mailing Address

Department of Social Services
801 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone

(804) 726-7000


Locations & Hours

Main Location

801 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Directions
  • M 8:15am - 5:00pm
  • T 8:15am - 5:00pm
  • W 8:15am - 5:00pm
  • Th 8:15am - 5:00pm
  • F 8:15am - 5:00pm
  • S closed
  • Su closed

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