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Social Services

Mission Statement

We promote self-reliance and protection for Virginians through community-based services

Services Offered

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Employment Services Programs (ESP)
Food Stamps
Medicaid
Fuel Assistance
Emergency Assistance
Foster Care

Publications/Brochures/Public Information

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

Helpful Links

Ideas about Fatherhoodhttp://www.fatherhood.hhs.gov/index.shtml
www.welfareinfo.org/fathergov.htm

Angel Flight

The Commissioner and the Secretary recently met with an organization call "Angel Flight". This organization has a nationwide network of pilots who provide air transportation free of charge for patients and families who can not afford the travel costs to distant medical centers for specialized treatment. See link below for more information www.angel-flight.org.