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 and also calling for snow. This email is to provide you with the days and times the Winter Shelter will be operating on extended hours schedule.
Wednesday 11/26/14 the extended hours of operation will be from 7:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday, 11/27/14 the shelter is on the holiday schedule and will be staffed from 7am – 5:30pm. Normal operating hours will resume at 6:30pm continuing the overnight shelter services
Friday, 11/28/14 the extended hours of operation will be from 7:00am – 2:00pm. Normal operating hours will resume at 6:30pm
Saturday, 11/29/14 the extended hours of operation will be from 7:00am – 10:00am. Normal operating hours will resume at 6:30pm
Sunday, 11/30/14 the extended hours of operations will be from 7:00am – 10:00am. Normal operation hours will resume at 6:30pm
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