The Department of Social Services offices are operational during COVID-19 crisis.
Although our offices are closed for public entry, phone calls will be accepted during regular business hours.
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards will be handed out by Department of Social Services staff outside of the Sudley North Government Center in Manassas and the A.J. Ferlazzo building in Woodbridge between 8:00am-4:00pm.
DSS’ Protective Services Division is operational during
COVID-19. Staff is teleworking and conducting work virtually. CPS and APS
investigations are occurring as usual with staff using available protective
gear when appropriate and asking questions about illness, travel and other, prior
to visiting homes.
The Intake Line to report Child/Adult abuse or
neglect: 703-792-4200 is operational, M-F, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
hotline takes call afterhours, 800-552-7096 (out of state can call
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 Director of Social Services and can be reached at 703-792-7500.
Hours and Locations
Sudley North Government
Center | 7987 Ashton Avenue Suite 200
Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building
| 15941 Donald Curtis Drive Suite 180
Department Hours: Sudley North and Ferlazzo lobbies open 8 a.m. - 4
Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Applications can be dropped off in the drop boxes in the Ferlazzo and Sudley North lobbies between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Keeping Kids Safe: Prevent Child Death in Hot
As we move through July and August, we are in the months with
historically the highest average numbers of heatstroke deaths for
children. According to the Kids and Cars website, 11
people have died in hot cars so far this year in the country from heatstroke,
also known as, hyperthermia. These cases
happen when kids are left unattended in a hot car -- sometimes because the
driver forgot the child was there -- or when young children climb into unlocked
cars to play. It does NOT have to be
unusually hot or take very long for a vehicle to heat to temperatures that are
potentially fatal. ... Read more about Keeping Kids Safe Prevent Child Death in Hot Cars
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