The Franklin Department of Social Services is one of 118 local departments in Virginia's state-supervised, locally-administered public social services system. The Department is an agency of city government which administers federal, state, and local public assistance and family service programs.
A city with people helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and our city.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Employment Services Programs (ESP)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as Food Stamps
- Energy Assistance
- Emergency Assistance
- Foster Care/Adoption
- Protective Services
Brochures and other relevant information are published by the Commonwealth of Virginia and may be obtained from any Social Services Office.
Interesting Facts about the Department
The Franklin area implemented the final phase of Virginia's Welfare Reform Program on October 1, 1997.
Social Services in the Commonwealth of Virginia are federally, state and locally funded, as such, all the services listed in the Virginia Department of Social Services website may not be available locally. Please click on www.dss.state.va.us for an overview. Click on listed sites for related information.
In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720--6382 (TTY).