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 needs through financial assistance, promote self-sufficiency in our customers through employment-related services, and help protect children and vulnerable adults through services designed to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect.
Reporting Child Abuse / Neglect
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 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:
- Adult and child protection services
- Child day care
- Child support services
- Foster care
- Seasonal assistance for heating and cooling
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (families with dependent children)
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 the VA Department of Social Services website.
To apply online, visit the CommonHelp website.
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 Amelia County Department of Social Services.
A social worker will be happy to set up an orientation session for you to find out more about fostering or adopting a child.