The following are lists of services offered divided into 2 categories: Financial Assistance and Service Programs. For more information, please visit the Virginia Department of Social Services website.
  1. Financial Assistance
  2. Service Programs

Applications can be made for these programs 7 days a week, 24 hours per day at Common Help website. Additionally, applications can be made for Medicaid only by calling 855-242-8282, and application can be made for SNAP, Energy Assistance, TANF, and Medicaid by calling 855-635-4370.



The SNAP Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) provides assistance to low-income families to supplement their food budget and help assure a nutritional diet. Monthly benefits are provided on a debit card which can be used at most food retailers to purchase groceries.



Medicaid offers various types of medical coverage to residents based upon the eligibility requirements of each program. The primary covered groups are pregnant women, children and elderly and/or disabled adults.  As of January 1, 2019, Medicaid has expanded, and more adults age 19 to 64 now have access to coverage based on income requirements.



The TANF program (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) provides eligible families with a monthly cash payment to assist with their basic needs. Participants may be required to participate in the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) program and will be provided with services such as job skills training, work experience, job readiness training, child care assistance, transportation and other work-related expenses.


Energy Assistance

The Energy Assistance Program helps with home heating costs, heating equipment repairs, utility security deposits, and cooling costs. This is a seasonal program so check with Social Services for application dates.


Child Care Assistance

Child care assistance is available to families who meet specific eligibility criteria to support employment, education, and training.  You may apply online or in person at our agency.