Important Deadline for P-EBT Customer Assistance
The deadline for P-EBT customer inquiries is Nov. 30, 2023. The P-EBT Call Center and online portal will no longer be available to receive customer inquiries after this time. To learn more about this change and the support currently available, visit PebtVA.com.
November is National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month, an important annual tradition focused on celebrating the families who have changed lives through adoption and raising awareness of the need for adoptive families for teens in foster care, adopting sibling groups, and kinship adoption. To learn more about adoption visit AdoptVA.com.
Survey Results of the Virginia Community Engagement Index (VCEI) Are In
VDSS is excited to share the launch of the Virginia Community Engagement Index! Earlier this year, Serve Virginia launched a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind study to understand the state of service, volunteerism, and civic action in Virginia, as well as identify community priorities on the state and local levels. Read the survey findings.
Real Stories of Adoption & Foster Care
Virginians share their true stories of adoption, foster care, and reunification. These stories all share a common theme - families were strengthened through foster care and adoption. If you would like to share a personal story of adoption or foster care, please email email@example.com. Read the stories.
A change in federal regulations has occurred and any SNAP or P-EBT funds on inactive cards (those with no spend activity for nine months) will expire if no action is taken. If a card is not "active," benefits issued more than nine months ago are required to be removed from the account. To avoid losing benefits, households must make a food purchase on their P-EBT or EBT card at least once every nine months. Learn more.
Are you between the ages of 18-27 and previously a teen in foster care?
If you are between the ages of 18-27 and previously a teen in foster care, you may be eligible for financial support through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Visit FosterMyFuture.com or text FosterMyFuture to (833) 467-0549 to be contacted by Virginia Department of Social Services staff with more information. Learn more.