Last Updated: 2009-11-03

Service Name Service Business Unit Date Updated
Abused/Neglected Children
(City of Richmond)
The Department of Social Services Child and Family Services Division offers Child Protective Services (CPS). Staff receives, investigates, and assesses reports of alleged child abuse and/or neglect for children under age 18. In order to qualify for child protective services, the alleged abuser must be the parent or caretaker of the child. Social Services 2009-11-02
Adoption
(Child Placement)
The Department of Social Services Child and Family Services Division provides adoptive placements for children. They also conduct home studies on potential adoptive parents to match children with appropriate adoptive homes. Social Services 2009-08-21
Adult Services
(Disabled, Elderly, Homeless)
The Department of Social Services Child and Family Services Division offers Adult Services to single adults who are disabled, elderly, homeless or displaced due to code enforcement actions can receive assistance in order to become self-sufficient and independent. Social Services 2015-01-27
Aging
(Senior Protective Services)
The Department of Social Services Child and Family Services Division offers Adult Protective Services. Staff investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults aged 60 and over and incapacitated adults ages 18 and over. Social Services 2009-08-21
Auxiliary Grants
(Aged, Blind, Disabled)
The Department of Social Services Economic Support and Independence Division offers Auxiliary Grants for short-term supplemental income to individuals who are receiving Aged, Blind, and Disabled or Long Term Care services. Social Services 2015-01-27
Child Care
(Daycare)
The Department of Social Services Economic Support and Independence Division offers Child Day Care providing financial assistance for child care to families with children. Social Services 2015-08-14
Children Abused/Neglected
(City of Richmond)
The Department of Social Services Child and Family Services Division offers Child Protective Services (CPS). Staff receives, investigates, and assesses reports of alleged child abuse and/or neglect for children under age 18. In order to qualify for child protective services, the alleged abuser must be the parent or caretaker of the child. Social Services 2015-08-14
Children's Health Insurance
(FAMIS)
The Department of Social Services Economic Support and Independence Division offers Children's Health Insurance (FAMIS) providing Virginia health insurance for children under the age of 19, living in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. Social Services 2015-08-14
Child Protective Services
(CPS)
The Department of Social Services Child and Family Services Division offers Child Protective Services providing a stable and safe environment to end abuse or neglect and ensure protection for children. Social Services 2015-08-14
Early Childhood Development
(Initiative)
The Early Childhood Development Initiaive offers parenting workshops at various locations throughout the city in partnership with community organizations. Workshops are available on such topics as Nurturing Parenting, positive discipline and helping young children manage their own behavior. Workshops are free of charge and include child watch and other incentives. Social Services
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Public Library
2015-08-14
Emergency Assistance
(EA Housing)
The Department of Social Services Economic Support and Independence Division offers Emergency Asssitance providing short-term, limited financial assistance to individuals and families with children following a fire, natural disaster, or housing crisis. Social Services 2015-08-14
Employment Assistance
(Careers, Internships, Volunteers)
The Department of Social Services encourages recipients to apply for all available City of Richmond career vacancies, student academic internships, and volunteer opportunities. Social Services 2015-08-14
Energy Assistance
(Heat, Cooling)
The Department of Social Services Economic Support and Independence Division offers Energy Asssitance providing financial assistance to households with immediate heating and cooling needs. Social Services 2015-08-14
Family Preservation
(Stabilization)
The Department of Social Services Child and Family Services Division offers Family Preservation providing financial assistance to families with children who are in need of emergency and supportive services. Social Services 2015-08-14
Food Stamps / EBT Card
(SNAP/SNAPET)
The Department of Social Services Economic Support and Independence Division offers a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which provides nutrition assistance to low-income individuals and families in the form of an Electronic Benefit Transfer Card (EBT). Employment Training (SNAPET) is offered to provide job readiness and support so that dependence on Food Stamps is no longer needed. Social Services 2015-08-14
Foster Care The Department of Social Services Child and Family Services Division offers Foster Care providing services and treatment to a child who is in the legal custody of the department due to abuse or neglect. Social Services 2015-08-14

Contact Information:

Social Services
City of Richmond
Marshall Plaza Building
900 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Customer Care Center:
Call 3-1-1

Locations:

East Richmond:
East District Center
701 North 25th Street
Richmond, VA 23223-6539
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Downtown:
Marshall Plaza Building
900 East Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1538
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South Richmond:
Southside Community Service Center
4100 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA 23224-1745
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