Social Services - How do I contact DSS staff during Coronavirus?

The Charlottesville Department of Social Services is open virtually to the public and here are the ways you can complete Business with our office from a Distance.


For Benefits: 

To contact the Charlottesville Department of Social Services to apply, renew, or report a change for programs such as SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid, you may submit your request and/or documents:

  •  In our Outside Dropbox on the first level of the City Hall Annex building (120 7th St N.E.)
  • By mail: Charlottesville Dept. of Social Services (CDSS), P.O. Box 911, Charlottesville VA 22902
  • By e-mail: Dssfeedback@charlottesville.gov
  • Your account in Common Help at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access
  • Fax to (434) 970-3444
  • Cover Virginia 1-855-242-8282
  •  VDSS call center 1-855-635-4370

If you need to replace your EBT card, please contact: 1 866-281-2448

For Family Services: 

In case of an Adult Protective, Child Protective, or Foster Care Emergency, please contact us by telephone: (434) 970-3400

 *** If someone is in Imminent Danger, Please Dial 911 Immediately ***

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