Department of Social Services
The Department of Social Services mission is to enhance the quality of life in Prince William County by affording individuals and families the support, protection and safety necessary to enable them to build self-reliant lives.
The Department of Social Services employs many dedicated professionals with credentials in social work, counseling, employment/career planning, criminal justice and information technology. The Department provides County residents with a range of services, financial assistance and residential programs for youth. The Department also provides County citizens with federally mandated programs including Child and Adult Protective Services, SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. Courtney Tierney is the Acting Director of Social Services and can be reached at 703-792-7500.
Meyer, our Facility Dog
Meet our newest employee Meyer the Facility Dog and his handler Sarah Weatherford! We are proud to be the first local Social Services office to have a facility dog. Meyer will help children and adults deal with the trauma of abuse.
Watch a video of him with some local children.
Look before you lock
Hundreds ofchildren each year are involved in potentially fatally accidents when left unattended in a vehicle. According to Virginia Department of Social Services, in 2013, 44 children in the United States died as a result being left in a hot car. Read more....
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snuggly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet. Read more....