Adoption is a service for children who cannot be cared for by their birth parents and who need and can benefit from new and permanent family ties established through a legal process. Adoption services are provided to children who need permanent families, birth parents who are unable to parent their children, and adoptive parents who want to provide a home for a child not born to them.
Adult Protective Services
Reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders and adults with disabilities are investigated. Services are developed to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of these populations.
Home- and community-based services allow the elderly or adults with disabilities to remain in their homes rather than move to institutional placements. Screening for adult care residence and nursing facility placements is provided.
Child Care Services
Eligible working families may receive help in paying care costs. Most families are required to pay a portion of the cost of care, with the care program paying the remainder.
Child Protective Services
Anyone may report suspected child abuse or neglect. Valid reports will be investigated or a family assessment will be completed to determine if services are needed. Services are also provided to prevent child abuse and/or neglect. To report possible child abuse or neglect, please call the Child Protective Services Hotline at (800) 552-7096.
Temporary care is arranged for children who cannot be in their own homes.
Medicaid & Auxiliary Grants
These programs pay for a variety of medical services, including prescription drugs, doctor visits, nursing facility care, and hospital care.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers electronic benefits that can be used like cash to buy food at any store that has a sign displaying the Cardinal Card or the Quest sign. Each eligible household will receive a card that may be used like a bank debit card to purchase eligible food items from your account.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program that provides temporary financial assistance to eligible families with children.
Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) Program
The Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) Program emphasizes personal responsibility. VIEW participants may be provided with services such as job skills training, work experience, job readiness training, child care assistance, transportation, and other work related expenses