New Portal Allows Mandated Reporters to Document Non-Emergent Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
VDSS offers a user-friendly, streamlined option for Mandated Reports to report non-emergent cases of child abuse and neglect, known as the VaCPS Mandated Reporter Portal (MRP). Benefits of using the Mandated Reporter Portal include reduced wait time for mandated reporters and more accurate information being documented in Child Protective Services reports. An overview of the Portal can be found on YouTube. Access the portal.
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.
Virginia Department of Social Services Launches Substance Use Disorder Ally Hub
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) has developed a virtual training and resource center, Recovery Ally VDSS, to holistically respond to the challenges that substance use disorder poses on individuals and families. The hub is available to internal staff, partners and the public, and offers various resources for prevention, treatment, recovery, and advocacy. 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.