The Virginia Department of Social Services offers a variety of services and resources to help adults achieve safety, independence and overall well-being.
Adult day care centers are regulated, non-residential facilities that provide a variety of health, social and related support services in a protective setting during part of the day to four or more aged, infirm or disabled adults who reside elsewhere. Residential adult facilities are categorized under Assisted Living Facilities.
Adult Protective Services (APS) receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older and incapacitated adults age 18 or older. If protective services are needed and accepted by the individual, local APS workers may arrange for a wide variety of health, housing, social and legal services to stop the mistreatment or prevent further mistreatment.
Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are non-medical residential settings that provide or coordinate personal and health care services, 24-hour supervision, and assistance for the care of four or more adults who are aged, infirm or disabled.
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides assistance to eligible low-income households to help meet home heating and/or cooling expenses.
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides temporary financial assistance to families with children to help meet their basic needs.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides a monthly benefit to eligible individuals and families to supplement the purchase of nutritious foods.
Medicaid and the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS) are medical assistance programs that make direct payments to health care service providers for eligible individuals and families who are unable to pay for needed medical services.