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    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 - Friday
    Unless closed in observance of a City holiday

    (Drop box available near the main entrance 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 A.M.)

    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 on-line for financial benefits at
    • Benefit applications are taken at the Agency daily from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  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.

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