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Happy March!

Grayson County Department of Social Services is still staffed and open Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. 

Please call before you visit the office to make an appointment as access is still limited. We will still be happy to assist you via phone, email or mail.

Reminder: Child Abuse Prevention Month begins April 1st! 

National Wear Blue Day is Friday March 31, 2023 as we prepare for an month focused on raising awareness!


Please be advised:

*Law enforcement is aware.

*We are available to help you cancel your card as well.

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Do you need childcare? Rooftop now has openings for 3-5 year ol Grayson County children!!

SNAP recipients can qualify for free childcare but there will also be private paid slots available as well.

Give them a call for more information!

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Are you interesting in becoming a child care provider in Grayson County?

Please contact Amanda Shore at 276-773-2452 ext 205 or via email at

For updates regarding your SNAP benefits, please visit our SNAP page! Or click here!

For information about Energy Assistance for 2023, please visit our Energy Assistance page! Or click here!


Apply for, view, or renew your benefits, and report changes to your case by clicking the CommonHelp logo above.

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Learn more about the statewide initiative that empowers leaders across the Commonwealth to be the solution for children, families, and workers in Virginia's child welfare system by clicking the Virginia Fosters logo above. 

Who We Are:

"People helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and communities."
Belief Statement:
We at Grayson County
Department of Social Services believe
how we do our work
is as important as the work we do.
Educate and Empower through SUCCESS:
Self sufficient
  • Success for tomorrow starts today
  • Collaborate and develop community partnerships
  • Independence through innovative solutions

Kristin Shumate, Director

Grayson County Department of Social Services

Phone: 276-773-2452 ext 201

 Cell: 276-620-5469

Fax: 276-773-2361

129 Davis St

P.O. Box 434 (mailing)

Independence, VA 24348


Office Hours:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday

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