A strong community is not only concerned about bricks and mortar, but also about the quality of life that is created by and for all of its members.
York-Poquoson Social Services provides a broad array of human service programs for county residents who have:
- Emotional needs
The department serves on the front line of intervention, assessment, service provision, and/or referral to appropriate agencies and organizations in the York County/Poquoson area.
Services listed in this website are either sponsored by the Virginia Department of Social Services and/or local Initiatives. The Services are divided into three categories of programs:
- Benefit Programs
- CommonHelp is the Virginia Department of Social Services fast and easy way to screen and apply online for many benefit programs.
- View the Generic Services Intake hours of operation.
- Community Involvement
- Service Programs
Board of Social Services
The Department of Social Services is administered by the York County Administrator and the City Manager of Poquoson (hereby referred to as the Board of Social Services). The Board’s primary responsibilities are to administer the duties of the Code of Virginia 63.2: providing child welfare, adult services, and financial benefit programs to the citizens of York County and the City of Poquoson. The Board of Social Services appoints the Local Director. The Board also prepares and submits an annual budget to the local governing bodies along with other reports.
The governing bodies of York County and the City of Poquoson appoint citizens to serve in an advisory capacity to the Department of Social Services (hereby referred to as The Advisory Board). This citizen board is comprised of 5 members from York and 2 from Poquoson. The primary duties of this Board shall be:
- To interest itself in all matters pertaining to the public assistance and social services needed by people of the political subdivisions served by the local department;
- To monitor the formulation and implementation of public assistance and social services programs by the local department;
- To meet with the local government officials who constitute the Board of Social Services at least four (4) times a year for the purpose of making recommendations on policy matters concerning the local department;
- To make an annual report to the governing bodies, concurrent with the budget presentation of the local department, concerning the administration of the public assistance and social services programs; and
- To submit to the governing bodies, from time-to-time, other reports that the Advisory Board deems appropriate.
Social Service Public Law 63 1, 1953:
- Provides that all information relating to assistance and services are confidential and shall only be provided to persons having a legitimate interest.
Interested in a career working for York-Poquoson Social Services? Employment opportunities can be found by visiting the Virginia.Gov website.