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)
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.
Director of Social Services
Social Services Department
16360 Dunn Street
Amelia, VA 23002
Phone: : 804-561-2681
Fax: : 804-561-6040
Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm