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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 - 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 online for financial benefits at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov

    • 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.

    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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