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    Department of Human Services

    Lynchburg Department of Human Services

    Main offices of the Division of Juvenile Services and Social Services

    Main Number:
    (434) 455-5850

    Business Hours:
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Unless closed in observance of a City holiday.

    Drop box available near the main
    entrance for after hours

    99 Ninth Street
    P.O. Box 6798
    Lynchburg, VA 24505


    The Lynchburg Department of Social Services, under the leadership of Director Tamara Rosser, recently combined with the Lynchburg Department of Juvenile Services to form the Department of Human Services.  It is one of 120 local departments in Virginia's state-supervised, locally-administered public social services system. The Department is an agency of city government which administers federal, state and local public assistance and social work service programs.

    • Apply online for financial benefits at
    • Benefit applications are taken at the Agency daily from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays)  You will be notified for an appointment, if required.


    A limited number of parking spaces are available in the agency lot immediately adjacent to the visitor entrance. We ask that all visitors be mindful and considerate of all parking signage, as well as courteous to others.

    Juvenile Services Programs and Services

    Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) (434) 455-5827        
    Family Group Conferencing (434) 455-5793
    Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center (434) 455-7878
    Opportunity House (male) (434) 455-4070
    Outreach Detention (434) 455-6234
    SPARC House (girls) (434) 455-4060
    Truancy Prevention (434) 455-5624
    Youth & Prevention    (434) 455-5850

    Social Services Programs and Services

    Child Care Services (434) 455-5620  
    Learnfare: (434) 455-5624
    Employment Services (434) 455-5606
    Family Services (434) 455-5850
    Foster Care Services (434) 455-5850
    Foster Parents (434) 455-5850
    Foster Care Prevention/Family Preservation Programs (434) 455-5850
    Services for Adults Information or to Report Adult Protective Services (APS) Complaint
    (434) 455-5840
    Virginia Adult Protective Services Hotline:
    (888) 832-3858
    Services for Children Information or to Report Child Protective Services (CPS) Complaint
    (434) 455-5726
    Virginia Child Protective Services Hotline:
    (800) 552-7096

    Financial Services Programs

    Auxiliary Grant Program (434) 455-5850
    Energy Assistance Program (434) 455-5850
    Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS) (434) 455-5850
    Food Stamp/SNAP Program (EBT) (434) 455-5850
    Fraud Program (434) 455-5850
    General Relief Burial Assistance Program (434) 455-5850
    Medical Assistance Program (MEDICAID) (434) 455-5850
    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (434) 455-5850
    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - Unemployed Parent (TANF-UP) (434) 455-5850

    Looking for other community resources?  The United Way of Central Virginia manages the resource guide, 2-1-1.  Please click here to view the guide online.

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