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    The Lynchburg Department of Social Services, under the leadership of Director Tamara Rosser, is 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. To learn more about the Virginia Department of Social Services, go to http://www.dss.virginia.gov.


    99 Ninth Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504


    • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    • 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tuesday
    • Closed on City holidays


    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.

    Part Time Positions Available

    The Adult Services Unit is accepting applications for Companion Program providers. This is a part time position that provides light housekeeping and companionship for adults.  Applications can be picked up from the receptionist on the 3rd floor of the Human Services building through Monday, January 14, 2019. Call 434-455-5746 for additional information.

    Looking for other community resources? 
    The United Way of Central Virginia manages the resource guide, 
    2-1-1, which has lots of helpful information.