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Social Services

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.

Our Mission:

A city with people helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and our city.

Services Offered

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Employment Services Programs (ESP)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as Food Stamps
  • Medicaid/FAMIS
  • Energy Assistance
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Foster Care/Adoption
  • Protective Services


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).