• Agency Overview


    The Department of Social Services mission is to transform lives through safety, support, and self-sufficiency. The agency provides County residents with a range of services, public assistance and residential programs for youth. The Department also provides County citizens with federally mandated programs including Child and Adult Protective Services, SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.

    Manassas Office:
    Sudley North Government Center
    7987 Ashton Ave.
    Suite 200
    Manassas, VA 20109
    Woodbridge Office:
    Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building
    15941 Donald Curtis Drive
    Suite 180
    Woodbridge, VA 22191
    (703) 792-7500 (TTY: 711)
    Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
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    DSS’ Protective Services Division

    DSS’ Protective Services Division is operational during COVID-19. Staff is teleworking and conducting work virtually. CPS and APS investigations are occurring as usual with staff using available protective gear when appropriate and asking questions about illness, travel and other, prior to visiting homes.

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    Prevent Child Death In Hot Cars

    As we move through July and August, we are in the months with historically the highest average numbers of heatstroke deaths for children. These cases happen when kids are left unattended in a hot car — sometimes because the driver forgot the child was there — or when young children climb into unlocked cars to play. Learn more about Keeping Kids Safe Prevent Child Death in Hot Cars.

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    Emergency Needs

    2-1-1 VIRGINIA provides a wide variety of free health and human service referrals. Search the database by category and geographic area, or you can talk with a certified call specialist. Dial 2-1-1 toll free in Virginia, 24 hours a day. Don’t go without assistance simply because you don’t know who to ask or where to begin!

Employment Programs

The Virginia Initiative for Education and Work (VIEW) program establishes a two-year time limit on TANF benefits while requiring recipients to become engaged in a work activity in preparation for employment.
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Public Assistance Programs

To promote the well-being of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens and help them achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency the following public assistance programs are available: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance To Needy Families and Energy Assistance.
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