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Department of Social Services

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Mission:  To enhance the quality of life by strengthening families and individuals, promoting safety, and self sufficiency through agency programs and community partnership


The Portsmouth Department of Social Services touches the lives of all citizens by providing programs and services that ensure the health and welfare of our citizens. We are here to help citizens lead productive, self-sufficient lives.  Social Services provide services to individuals and families that enable them to be the best they can be. 

If you have any questions or concerns please click here to contact us by email.
To apply for benefits, please contact our local office or apply on-line at:  https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/


Contact Numbers:
Child Protective Services:  757-393-9500
Adult Protective Services Hotline:  888-832-3858   option 1

Foster Parenting Information:  757-405-1800 x8190


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