City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services Providing behavioral health, developmental, and social services to the Virginia Beach residents. ​The Department of Human Services provides our citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible, through an array of coordinated services delivered with dignity, respect and accountability.

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Happy New Year from the Department of Human Services! We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2022!
01/01/2022

Happy New Year from the Department of Human Services! We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2022!

Happy New Year from the Department of Human Services! We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2022!

The Department of Human Services offices will be closed on Friday, December 31, in observance of the New Year holiday. W...
12/29/2021

The Department of Human Services offices will be closed on Friday, December 31, in observance of the New Year holiday. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 3. Over the holiday, our 24/7 and emergency services will remain staffed to serve the needs of our community. Please visit www.VBgov.com/DHSContact for a list of emergency services numbers.

The Department of Human Services offices will be closed on Friday, December 31, in observance of the New Year holiday. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 3. Over the holiday, our 24/7 and emergency services will remain staffed to serve the needs of our community. Please visit www.VBgov.com/DHSContact for a list of emergency services numbers.

Happy Holidays from the Department of Human Services team!
12/25/2021

Happy Holidays from the Department of Human Services team!

Happy Holidays from the Department of Human Services team!

The Department of Human Services will be closed on Friday, December 24, and Monday, December 27, in observance of the Ch...
12/21/2021

The Department of Human Services will be closed on Friday, December 24, and Monday, December 27, in observance of the Christmas holiday. 24/7 programs and emergency services will remain staffed to serve the needs of our community. DHS offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28. For a list of contact numbers, including 24/7 emergency services and hotlines, please visit www.VBgov.com/DHSContact.

The Department of Human Services will be closed on Friday, December 24, and Monday, December 27, in observance of the Christmas holiday. 24/7 programs and emergency services will remain staffed to serve the needs of our community. DHS offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28. For a list of contact numbers, including 24/7 emergency services and hotlines, please visit www.VBgov.com/DHSContact.

Thank you to our staff and volunteers who made this week's drive-thru food pantry with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virg...
12/17/2021

Thank you to our staff and volunteers who made this week's drive-thru food pantry with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore a success! We were able to provide 1,582 households with 111,452 pounds of fresh, healthy food, just in time for the holiday season!

Are you ready for a winter storm? Emergency preparedness isn't limited to hurricanes! Check out the post below for more ...
12/16/2021

Are you ready for a winter storm? Emergency preparedness isn't limited to hurricanes! Check out the post below for more details! #ReadyVB #WinterSafety

#WinterSafety- Do you know what to do when a winter storm strikes and there’s a possible power outage? Build your emergency kit even before a winter storm happens. Make sure to include the following items:
• Food and water
• First aid kit
• Battery-powered NOAA weather radio and portable radio
• Emergency heating equipment and fuel
• Flashlight and batteries
• Snow shovel and salt
• Prescription medicines
• Diapers, formula and other baby needs
• Supplies for elderly family members

Visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter and https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/communications-office/citypage/Pages/Winter-Safety.aspx to learn more about winter safety tips.

Edit at 2:07 p.m. - That’s a wrap! Thank you to our partners for making this event a success! Stay tuned for any future ...
12/14/2021

Edit at 2:07 p.m. - That’s a wrap! Thank you to our partners for making this event a success! Stay tuned for any future events with Human Services and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.

Edit at 2:07 p.m. - That’s a wrap! Thank you to our partners for making this event a success! Stay tuned for any future events with Human Services and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.

HAPPENING TOMORROW, DECEMBER 14: A drive-thru food pantry for Virginia Beach residents at the Veterans United Home Loans...
12/13/2021

HAPPENING TOMORROW, DECEMBER 14: A drive-thru food pantry for Virginia Beach residents at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, 3550 Cellar Door Way. Fresh food will be distributed from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., or until supplies run out, whichever occurs first.

Human Services and its partner, The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, will be there rain or shine!

HAPPENING TOMORROW, DECEMBER 14: A drive-thru food pantry for Virginia Beach residents at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, 3550 Cellar Door Way. Fresh food will be distributed from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., or until supplies run out, whichever occurs first.

Human Services and its partner, The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, will be there rain or shine!

FYI: The Housing Resource Center is operating under modified conditions until Dec. 17. For more information, please foll...
12/09/2021
Articles :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

FYI: The Housing Resource Center is operating under modified conditions until Dec. 17. For more information, please follow the link the post below.

Modified Operations at Housing Resource Center Until Dec. 17Tuesday, December 07, 2021As part of a concerted effort to protect the health and safety of staff, clients and the community, the following modified operations are in place at the Housing Resource Center (HRC) until Dec. 17 as the Departmen...

Emergency SNAP allotments will be made available to eligible households on Thursday, December 16. More details can be fo...
12/03/2021

Emergency SNAP allotments will be made available to eligible households on Thursday, December 16. More details can be found in the original post below.

The Department of Human Services, along with its partner, The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, w...
12/01/2021

The Department of Human Services, along with its partner, The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, will hold a holiday drive-thru pantry from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, 3550 Cellar Door Way.

We will be handing out groceries that contain a mix of fresh and shelf-stable foods such as fruit and vegetables, bread, dairy products, frozen meats, canned goods, pasta, sugar, and flour.

Rain or shine, we'll be there handing out food until 2 p.m., or supplies run out, whichever occurs first.

The Department of Human Services, along with its partner, The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, will hold a holiday drive-thru pantry from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, 3550 Cellar Door Way.

We will be handing out groceries that contain a mix of fresh and shelf-stable foods such as fruit and vegetables, bread, dairy products, frozen meats, canned goods, pasta, sugar, and flour.

Rain or shine, we'll be there handing out food until 2 p.m., or supplies run out, whichever occurs first.

The Department of Human Services offices will be closed on November 25 and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holi...
11/24/2021

The Department of Human Services offices will be closed on November 25 and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 29. Our 24/7 programs and emergency services will remain staffed over the holiday to serve the needs of our community.

For a listing of local and state emergency hotlines, please visit www.VBgov.com/DHScontact.

The Department of Human Services offices will be closed on November 25 and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 29. Our 24/7 programs and emergency services will remain staffed over the holiday to serve the needs of our community.

For a listing of local and state emergency hotlines, please visit www.VBgov.com/DHScontact.

11/22/2021

Exciting news‼️ In an effort to recruit new team members for our before and afterschool programs, we are excited to announce that starting Nov. 25 our hourly pay rates will increase to $15-$18.50 (formerly ranging from $9.50-$14.89/hr). These vital jobs make a difference in the lives of so many VB families, so if you enjoy working with kids, please apply today! www.VBgov.com/parksrecjobs

The City’s Winter Shelter program provides homeless individuals a warm place to sleep each night at various faith organi...
11/19/2021

The City’s Winter Shelter program provides homeless individuals a warm place to sleep each night at various faith organizations throughout Virginia Beach. Pre-screening for homeless adults (18 and older) in need of overnight shelter will be held on Nov. 19, 22 and 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Housing Resource Center, 104 N. Witchduck Road, and PiN Ministry, 1164 Millers Lane, Suite A.

Please see the original post below for more details.

The City’s Winter Shelter program provides homeless individuals a warm place to sleep each night at various faith organizations throughout Virginia Beach. Pre-screening for homeless adults (18 and older) in need of overnight shelter will be held on Nov. 19, 22 and 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Housing Resource Center, 104 N. Witchduck Road, and PiN Ministry, 1164 Millers Lane, Suite A.

The purpose of pre-screening is to help determine how many people will need Winter Shelter and identify the most vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness. It does not guarantee placement in the Winter Shelter, which begins Wednesday, Nov. 24.

PiN Ministry, under a contract with Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation, operates the Winter Shelter program and provides participants with transportation. Participating faith organizations rotate weekly to provide overnight shelter and meals. Some organizations may also provide additional support and resources, such as toiletries and clothing.

Learn more: https://www.vbgov.com/news/pages/selected.aspx?release=5571&title=pre-screening+for+virginia+beach+winter+shelter+scheduled+nov.+19%2c+22+and+23

Kinship Care is a way by which children can remain connected with their natural family ties by having a relative foster ...
11/15/2021

Kinship Care is a way by which children can remain connected with their natural family ties by having a relative foster or adopt them. In turn, this reduces the impact of trauma, increases family stability, and helps maintain important family and cultural connections. Learn more about the program in Virginia Beach here: https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/human-services/social-services/kinship/Pages/default.aspx.

Did you know that family members can adopt or foster their relatives? Kinship care is a way for Virginia’s children to stay connected to family when they are unable to live with their parents. Kinship care can reduce trauma, promote stability, and maintain family and cultural connections. Learn more at AdoptVA.com.

Today is the last day to submit an application for the Winter Fuel Assistance Program!There are multiple ways to apply -...
11/12/2021

Today is the last day to submit an application for the Winter Fuel Assistance Program!

There are multiple ways to apply - choose whichever is most convenient for you!
• Online at www.CommonHelp.Virginia.gov
• Over the phone by calling 1-855-635-4370 (phones are staffed Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
• By filling out a paper application and returning it to our offices at 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd. Applications are available to download at www.VBgov.com/HS - click on the fuel assistance link on our home page.

Applicants should expect to know if they are approved or not by late-December.

Today is the last day to submit an application for the Winter Fuel Assistance Program!

There are multiple ways to apply - choose whichever is most convenient for you!
• Online at www.CommonHelp.Virginia.gov
• Over the phone by calling 1-855-635-4370 (phones are staffed Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
• By filling out a paper application and returning it to our offices at 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd. Applications are available to download at www.VBgov.com/HS - click on the fuel assistance link on our home page.

Applicants should expect to know if they are approved or not by late-December.

DEADLINE APPROACHING! Applications for the Winter Fuel Assistance Program will no longer be accepted after Friday, Novem...
11/11/2021

DEADLINE APPROACHING! Applications for the Winter Fuel Assistance Program will no longer be accepted after Friday, November 12 - no exceptions.

There are multiple ways to apply - choose whichever is most convenient for you!
• Online at www.CommonHelp.Virginia.gov
• Over the phone by calling 1-855-635-4370 (phones are staffed Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
• By filling out a paper application and returning it to our offices at 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd. Applications are available to download at www.VBgov.com/HS - click on the fuel assistance link on our home page.

Applicants should expect to know if they are approved or not by late-December.

DEADLINE APPROACHING! Applications for the Winter Fuel Assistance Program will no longer be accepted after Friday, November 12 - no exceptions.

There are multiple ways to apply - choose whichever is most convenient for you!
• Online at www.CommonHelp.Virginia.gov
• Over the phone by calling 1-855-635-4370 (phones are staffed Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
• By filling out a paper application and returning it to our offices at 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd. Applications are available to download at www.VBgov.com/HS - click on the fuel assistance link on our home page.

Applicants should expect to know if they are approved or not by late-December.

The Department of Human Services has several openings throughout our agency for mental health professionals, nurses, chi...
11/10/2021

The Department of Human Services has several openings throughout our agency for mental health professionals, nurses, child protective services workers, and administrative support professionals.

Learn more about our opportunities for you at www.VBgov.com/DHScareers!

The Department of Human Services has several openings throughout our agency for mental health professionals, nurses, child protective services workers, and administrative support professionals.

Learn more about our opportunities for you at www.VBgov.com/DHScareers!

Department of Human Services offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday....
11/10/2021

Department of Human Services offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Emergency services and 24/7 programs will remain staffed to serve our community.

All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 12.

Department of Human Services offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Emergency services and 24/7 programs will remain staffed to serve our community.

All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 12.

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation will reopen the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list tomorrow,...
11/08/2021

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation will reopen the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Applications will only be accepted online at www.VBgov.com/HCVwaitinglist.

If you do not have a computer, Housing staff will be available at the following locations from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Nov. 9:
• Bayside & Special Services Library - 936 Independence Blvd.
• Kempsville Area Library - 832 Kempsville Rd.
• Princess Anne Area Library - 1444 Nimmo Pkwy.
• Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr. Seatack Community Recreation Center - 141 S. Birdneck Rd.
• Williams Farm Recreation Center - 5252 Learning Cir.

Household members may also visit any other Virginia Beach Public Library location to access a computer/internet service. For locations and hours, please visit www.VBgov.com/Library or call 757-385-0150.

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation will reopen the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Applications will only be accepted online at www.VBgov.com/HCVwaitinglist.

If you do not have a computer, Housing staff will be available at the following locations from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Nov. 9:
• Bayside & Special Services Library - 936 Independence Blvd.
• Kempsville Area Library - 832 Kempsville Rd.
• Princess Anne Area Library - 1444 Nimmo Pkwy.
• Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr. Seatack Community Recreation Center - 141 S. Birdneck Rd.
• Williams Farm Recreation Center - 5252 Learning Cir.

Household members may also visit any other Virginia Beach Public Library location to access a computer/internet service. For locations and hours, please visit www.VBgov.com/Library or call 757-385-0150.

Every child deserves a permanent, loving home. There are more than 600 children across Virginia waiting for their own fo...
11/08/2021
Adoption :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

Every child deserves a permanent, loving home. There are more than 600 children across Virginia waiting for their own forever family - 28 of them are right here in Virginia Beach! If you'd like to learn more about adopting a child, please call Ashley Conrad at 757-385-3539. #NationalAdoptionMonth

The Department of Human Services has immediate openings in several program areas throughout the agency including peer support specialists, clinicians, nurses, eligibilty workers, and office support. Please visit the City of Virginia Beach Career Center for a current listing of available positions. ....

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children ages 5-11 at the Military Circle Mall vaccine clinic.  To make a...
11/05/2021

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children ages 5-11 at the Military Circle Mall vaccine clinic.

To make an appointment at Military Circle, visit https://vase.vdh.virginia.gov/ and enter zip code 23502. Vaccines for the 5-11 age group will also be offered at certain local pharmacies and at the offices of select CHKD and Sentara pediatricians. Appointments are strongly encouraged. To schedule an appointment, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ or call 877- VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).

The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use for children ages 5-11 years old and is now available at the state-run Military Circle Mall regional vaccination clinic. To make an appointment at Military Circle, visit https://vase.vdh.virginia.gov/ and enter zip code 23502. Vaccines for the 5-11 age group will also be offered at certain local pharmacies and at the offices of select CHKD and Sentara pediatricians. Appointments are strongly encouraged. To schedule an appointment, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ or call 877- VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).

Emergency SNAP allotments will once again be available to eligible households on November 16.
11/04/2021

Emergency SNAP allotments will once again be available to eligible households on November 16.

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3432 Virignia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
23452

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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Employment during a Pandemic Terry Ward 8/28/2021 I am having work done on my home. I am getting some new wall paper for my residence. It will look really good. With wall paper, when CEO job coaches call and inquire about work and then tell me they have found nothing. Then ask how I am doing? I can respond by telling them. With wall paper I can spend my days. Counting flowers on the wall. That don’t bother me at all. Playing solitaire until dawn, on the computer just for fun. Going on You tube, and watching re runs of Captain Kangaroo. Now don’t tell me. I’ve nothing to do. With this pandemic and variants I keep hearing you’re concerned about my joblessness. All the job leads you’re giving me remind me of Glen Gary Glen Ross. While CEO and D.R.S. need not worry none about where I have gone. I’m enjoying working none. I have lots to do. Counting flowers on the wall. That don’t bother me at all. Playing solitaire until dawn, on the computer just for fun. Going on You tube, and watching re runs of Captain Kangaroo. Now don’t tell me. I’ve nothing to do. Yesterday I put on a shirt and tie. I dressed up very nice, pretended I was on the job. It keeps my spirits up so I don’t have to frown. As long as I can dream. It’s hard to slow this worker down. So please don’t give a thought to me. You can always find me here. I’m having quite a time. Counting flowers on the wall. That don’t bother me at all. Playing solitaire until dawn, on the computer just for fun. Going on You tube, and watching re runs of Captain Kangaroo. Now don’t tell me. I’ve nothing to do.
I wonder why developmental disability services are not providing COVID vaccinations for their clients in the Supported Living Program and other clients who do not live ICFs? A presidential order has been signed to accelerate vaccinations for minority groups including people with disabilities. Many people with intellectual disabilities have comorbidities making an infection with COVID deadly. Also, I why are email addresses for staff in developmental services not available on line?
I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO REACH MY CASE WORKER, MS. BRIGHT, FOR OVER FOUR MONTHS NOW, WITHOUT SUCCESS! I am extremely desperate in all my attempts and endeavors to reach my case worker, Ms. T. Bright, over the past 4 months. I have called, left messages, sent emails, everything within my power to do, to contact Ms. Bright, and have not once, had any of my attempts been returned. I had been sent a letter, stating that she and I were to have a pre-schedualed phone conversation, regarding my S.N.A.P. benefits to ensure that they would not be interrupted, or cancelled, which she missed. After waiting over 3 hours, to hear from here regarding this interview, I called her extention over and over, trying to reach her, with no success. I have put in an address change with the Newport News office, over 2 months ago, to update my info and receive a new case worker here, and yet, no one has updated this information in the system. I have no been completely cut off from my SNAP benefits, and have no means to obtain food, due to the mistake of YOUR office, Ms. Bright, and am terribly upset that no one has, or is, answering me to help me!! I am BEGGING whomever this letter reaches, to help me restore my S.N.A.P. benefits, and sign up for T.A.N.F. for I am now homeless, without food, or shelter and do not know how much longer I can endure this. The Newport News office will not help because they tell me that I am STILL, after months of waiting for an address change, in the Virginia Beach Office system, and thus, they can do nothing until I speak with my case worker, Ms. T. Bright, who will not return my calls, or any other means of attempt to reach her. I am in dire need of help and plead with you now to tell me how I can restore my SNAP benefits, and obtain TANF, and not loose my MEDICAID. I thank you for your time, efforts and concerns regarding this matter, and truly hope to hear back from you within the next few days. Respectfully yours, Rebecca Cooley Sang
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