Social Services Programs
A program that assists, trains, and prepares TANF recipients for gainful employment.
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.
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.
Assistance is available to provide lower income families with resources to purchase food.
see the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Subsidies are provided to low income parents for quality child care, parental counseling, and consultations with licensed and certified child care vendors.
Health and medical care costs are paid for individuals meeting specified criteria for covered groups.
Financial assistance is offered to qualified individuals and families to help with everyday life needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To offset welfare fraud and misuse, the department investigates reports of program violations.