Social Services

The Department of Social Services provides financial assistance and social services programs that effectively assist individuals and families to meet their basic human needs, increase their capacity to function independently, and to provide protection for abused and neglected children, and aged and disabled adults. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Henrico county citizens by assisting them in meeting their essential human needs and encouraging their self sufficiency.


How to Apply:

  • You can apply online through the state’s Common Help portal at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/
  • You may also request an application be mailed to you or pick up one at either of our offices.  Applications for all programs are also available on the state website (Select the Assistance tab to find the program you are interested in applying for and the applicable forms will be listed underneath).  Paper applications are accepted by fax at (804) 501-4006, by mail (West End mailing address) or in person at either office.

Contact Us

Henrico County Government Department

West End
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

USA

East End
(Benefit Programs only)
3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23223

West End
(804) 501-4001
East End
(804) 652-3123

Fax-West
(804) 501-4006
Fax-East
(804) 652-3516

dssweb@henrico.us

Mail for both offices
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775