Programs

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Services and benefits offered include:

  • Auxiliary Grants: Provides for assistance payments for elderly and disabled individuals in Assisted Living Facilities.

  • Adoption Services: Counseling, placement, and referral services for persons wishing to place or receive a child for adoption.

  • Adult Protective Services: Investigation of complaints of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults over the age of 60 or vulnerable adults over the age of 18.

  • Adults Services: Provision of companion, referral, and case management services to the elderly who are in need of in home services.

  • Child Care Services: Provision of child care payment assistance to eligible individuals so they can work or train for employment.

  • Child Protective Services: Investigation of complaints of abuse and neglect and the provision of services to at risk children.

  • Energy Assistance: Assists with heating and cooling costs for eligible individuals.

  • Foster Care: Temporary care for children who cannot remain in their own homes due to issues of abuse or neglect.

  • Intake and Prevention Services: Service Referrals and services for family preservation and child welfare.

  • Medicaid: Eligibility determination for medical assistance under the federal Medicaid program.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Formerly known as food stamps, provides for food assistance.

  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families: Cash payments for eligible families with children. The goal of this program is self-sufficiency through training and employment.

Grayson County

Department of Social Services


Tel: 276-773-2452

Fax: 276-773-2361


Address​: 129 Davis St

             P.O. Box 434 (mailing)

             Independence, VA 24348

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