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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.

The state hotline takes call afterhours, 800-552-7096 (out of state can call 804-786-8536).

​Our Mission

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.

Our People

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

Manassas Office:
Sudley North Government Center | 7987 Ashton Avenue Suite 200 
Woodbridge Office:
Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building | 15941 Donald Curtis Drive Suite 180 
Department Telephone: 703-792-7500
Department Hours: Sudley North and Ferlazzo lobbies open 8 a.m. - 4  p.m.
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 Cars:

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​ 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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