Employment Services (VIEW)

Virginia Initiative for Education and Work

The VIEW program is the commonwealth’s employment services program for recipients of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). The program supports participants in their efforts to achieve educational and career goals.


Parents/caregivers receiving TANF in Virginia, who are able to work, are required to participate in the VIEW program.  TANF eligibility is limited to 24-months while in the VIEW program, followed by a 24-month break.  Federal law limits TANF to a maximum of 60 months.

Participation in the VIEW program is a full-time commitment that may encompass the following activities:

  • Employment
  • Education and training
  • Job search
  • Job readiness workshops
  • Community volunteer opportunities

The VIEW program offers support services to participants which may include:

  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Work Related Expenses
  • Emergency Interventions for rent or utilizes
  • Screening and Evaluation Services

Contact Us

Social Services

West End
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

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

Social Services
(804) 501-4001
Adult Protective Services
(804) 501-7346
Child Protective Services
(804) 501-5437

(804) 501-4006


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

After 4:00pm, Weekends and Holidays

Adult Abuse & Neglect: (888) 832-3858

Child Abuse & Neglect: (800) 552-7096

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