Department of Social Services

Martha Pullen

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mission Statement

The Amelia County Department of Social Services is a public agency serving the citizens of Amelia County.  Our mission is to help our eligible customers meet basic need through financial assistance, promote self-suffciency in our custombers through employment-related services, and to help protect children and vulnerable adults through services designed to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect.


Posted on: 04/01/2014 10:34 AM

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  For more information, please click the link below.

Child Abuse & Foster Care Prevention



Applications for certain social services programs including SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Energy Assistance and Child Day Care are now being accepted online through the CommonHelp online application system.  Virginians can go online to screen, apply, check on the status of their applications, and update and renew their benefits. Click here to go to the CommonHelp Web Page.

2-1-1 Virginia

2-1-1 Virginia works in conjunction with the Department of Social Services to connect individuals with free information on available community services. By dialing 2-1-1, you will be able to talk with a trained professional who listens to your situation and suggests a source of help. All referrals are confidential.

For more information on 2-1-1 Virginia, please click on the link provided below.

Trained staff are on call 24 hours a day for emergency response to child abuse/neglect. For after hours reporting of child abuse/neglect, call 1-800-552-7096.

The Amelia County Department of Social Services provides various services and financial assistance to the citizens of Amelia County. These include but are not limited to: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (families with dependent children), Medicaid, seasonal assistance for heating and cooling, adoption, child support services, foster care, adult and child protection services and child day care.

Eligibility requirements vary among the different types of assistance. To learn more about these programs and the many other services offered by the Department of Social Services, go to or click on the link provided below.

Thinking About Fostering/Adopting a Child or Children?

Learn more about the need for foster/adoptive families. Get information to help you determine if your family is the right fit to foster/adopt a child or children.  Determine your next steps by calling the Amliea County Department of Social Services at 804-561-2681.  A social worker will be happy to set up an orientation session for you to find out more about fostering or adopting a child.

Board of Social Services

The Amelia County Board of Social Services is a five-member administrative board appointed by the Amelia County Board of Supervisors. The social services Board meets the third Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at the social services office. Meetings are open to the public.

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Department Information
Department Contact

Physical Address:
Department of Social Services
16360 Dunn Street, Suite 201
Amelia, VA 23002

Mailing Address:
Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 136
Amelia, VA 2302