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.
Help the homeless residence of Prince William County, join us at our Community Resource Fair. Read more....
Fuel Assistance Applications Begin
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Applications for Fuel Assistance through the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Energy Assistance Program are being accepted Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 through Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Families and individuals must apply through their local Department of Social Services. For Prince William County residents, call the Department of Social Services at 703-792-7500 or pick up an application at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building (Woodbridge) or Sudley North Government Center (Manassas) DSS offices.
Fuel Assistance is a supplemental program intended to assist low-income households in meeting their home heating energy needs. The Energy Assistance Program is funded by the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant, which provides money to states to help low-income households, the elderly and disabled cope with the financial strain of high heating bills. To be eligible for Fuel Assistance, applicants must qualify based upon their income and household size.
For more information on the Energy Assistance Program, visit the DSS web site: www.pwcgov.org/socialservices or call Prince William County Department of Social Services at 703-792-7500.
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.