Social Services Programs


Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW)

A program that assists, trains, and prepares TANF recipients for gainful employment.

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (Unemployed Parent- TANF-UP)

Aid is extended to children and their families in King William County who meet income levels of need.

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Volunteer Services

These services are NOT provided by the agency, however, referrals are made to dedicated groups of volunteers in the community who provide supportive services and a variety of tasks to assist county residents in need. The King William Outreach Program was developed from within the agency seeking to provide better communication and information sharing among volunteer groups and prevent duplication of services.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Assistance is available to provide lower income families with resources to purchase food.

see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Child Day Care Services

Subsidies are provided to low income parents for quality child care, parental counseling, and consultations with licensed and certified child care vendors.

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Medicaid & Auxiliary Grants

Health and medical care costs are paid for individuals meeting specified criteria for covered groups.

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General Relief

Financial assistance is offered to qualified individuals and families to help with everyday life needs.

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Emergency Assistance

There are limited funds to provide short term, limited financial assistance to families with children when a fire or other natural disaster has destroyed those things necessary for taking care of the family. Payments can be made for food, clothing, shelter, or the repair or replacement of household items.

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Foster Care and Adoption

Foster care services offer temporary care for abused, neglected or court ordered children to create family reunification or other forms of permanence for the children. The intent of services is to maintain family unity and ensure that all children have a permanent home. Procedures for interstate placements of children are intended to safeguard children while assuring appropriate responsibility and communication among all parties involved.

Adoption Services are provided for children in the care and custody of the agency who have been legally and permanently separated from their family. Adoptive studies are provided to the court for independent adoptions.

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Child Protective Services

The Department receives and investigates complaints of abuse and neglect to identify and assess risk to children. Case management, direct social services, and other community based resources are provided, in partnership with families, to preserve and empower them with the skills necessary to adequately care for their children and prevent further maltreatment. Staff are further responsible for completing court-ordered home studies in custody/visitation disagreements between parents, providing a detailed report to the court in order to assist in making appropriate placement decisions.

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Services Intake

Social workers can provide Emergency Assistance and vital Information and Referral for citizens seeking solutions for various problems, with the help of its community partners.

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Adult Services/Adult protective Services

The Department investigates complaints of abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly and incapacitated adults. Staff also provides services to reduce risk and assist adults to remain independent. Screenings for community based care, assisted living and nursing home placement are conducted. To assure appropriate and sufficient care to incapacitated adults, Social Services reviews guardianship reports.

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Fraud Referrals and Collections

To offset welfare fraud and misuse, the department investigates reports of program violations.

Crisis Fuel Program

Crisis Fuel Applications for equipment-related assistance and security deposits as well as for heating fuel and utility bills (primary heat expense) are being taken now through March 15.

Assistance available is:

  • Heating equipment— repair of replacement
  • Heating equipment – supplemental (example: fuel tanks)
  • Security deposit – primary heat expense
  • Heating fuel/utility – primary

Eligibility Requirements are:

There must be a heating emergency, such as:

  • Lack of heat
  • Imminent utility cut-off
  • Inoperable or unsafe heating equipment

How to Apply:

  • Option 1: Screen for eligibility and/or apply online through CommonHelp
  • Option 2: Bypass eligibility screening and submit an application manually. You can request an application by mail by calling King William Social Services at 769-4905 and return it to King William Social Services located at 172 Courthouse Lane, King William, VA or return by mail at P.O. Box 187, King William, VA 23086.
    • For more details and a complete list of assistance available, call King William Social Services   at 769-4905.

Please contact our office if you desire an application or if you have further questions.


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