Last Updated: 2009-11-03

Service Name Service Business Unit Date Updated
Abused/Neglected Children (City of Richmond) Child Protective Services 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 The Department of Social Services Child and Family Services Office 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
Aging (Senior Protective Services) 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
Child Abuse/Neglect (City of Richmond) Child Protective Services 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
Emergency Food, Shelter, Heat The Department of Social Services determines a citizen's eligibility to receive financial assistance for many basic human needs. Food stamps, fuel assistance, Medicaid, general relief, and other public assistance programs are available for those who qualify. Social Services 2009-11-02
Financial Assistance The Department of Social Services determines a citizen's eligibility to receive financial assistance for many basic human needs. Food stamps, fuel assistance, Medicaid, general relief, and other public assistance programs are available for those who qualify. Social Services 2009-08-24
Food Stamps The Department of Social Services determines a citizen's eligibility to receive financial assistance for many basic human needs. Food stamps, fuel assistance, Medicaid, general relief, and other public assistance programs are available for those who qualify. Social Services 2009-08-24
Food Vouchers (for Women, Infants and Children) Through the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants are issued vouchers to buy specific foods that promote the health and growth of children up to age five. Breast-feeding support and equipment are also available to WIC mothers. Call (804)646-8923 south of the James, or (804)482-5500 north of the James, to contact a WIC representative. Social Services 2009-08-24

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: 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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