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.
Winter Shelter Information
The National Weather service forecast the temperature/wind chill to be below freezing all day, 11/21/14 throughout the day. This email is to inform you that Winter Shelter will be staffing and extending the hours of operation and remain open from 7:00am to 6:30pm. At 6:30pm normal overnight operating services will begin.
Also for Sunday 11/23/14 the temperatures and wind chill are forecast to be below freezing from 7am – 11am and the Winter Shelter will be on extended hour schedule during those hours.
Look Before You Lock
Hundreds of children 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)
Always place a 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 or w
atch a video about safe sleeping and your baby.