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. Janine Sewell is the Director of Social Services and can be reached at 703-792-7500.
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2013 was the 75th anniversary for the Prince William County Department of Social Services. The Department was first established as the “Welfare Department” in 1938 to serve low income families with children and to protect children from abandonment or abuse. We continue to focus on child safety, as well as offer youth residential services, benefits for low income families, homeless services and prevention services and more.
During this anniversary year, the Department commemorated this milestone by honoring our past, celebrating the present and envisioning our future. The Department of Social Services continues to make a difference for Prince William County and its citizens, every day. Read a brief history of our Department here.