Social Services

The Charlottesville Department of Social Services is one of 120 local departments in Virginia’s state-supervised, locally-administered public social services system. The Department is an agency of city government which administers federal, state, and local public assistance and family service programs.

Equal Opportunity

In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to the:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 

You may also call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY).

  1. Available Programs
  2. Applying for Benefits
  3. Report Possible Adult or Child Abuse
  4. Contact the Department or Case Worker

The department administers benefits programs to help meet the basic needs and promote self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and their families and family services programs to protect children and adults from abuse and neglect and to promote and support the development of healthy families.