In an effort to maintain the health and well-being of our staff and citizens, the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services will close to the public effective, today, January 11, 2021 until further notice. 

Our agency will remain staffed during regular business hours Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm to meet the needs of our citizens.  Citizens may reach staff by calling their worker directly, or the main number at (434) 634-6576. 

Any citizen needing Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Energy programs or Child Care Assistance should apply at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov or call toll free at 1-855-635-4370.  Paper applications will also be available in the box to the right of our front entrance or you may call the agency and request one to be mailed.  Requested documents/verifications can be dropped off in our drop box to the left of the front entrance and will be retrieved daily for processing.

 Child and Adult Protective Services continues to operate as normal.  To report a suspected case of Child or Adult Abuse, during normal business hours, please call the main number at (434) 634-6576. 

Child Abuse After Hours, please call 1-800-552-7096. 

Adult Abuse After Hours, please call 1-888-832-3858.

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline After Hours, please call 1-800-838-8238

For replacement EBT cards, please call (434) 634-6576 or 1-866-281-2448.

 On December 22nd, Governor Ralph Northam announced temporary changes to the Commonwealth's Unemployment Insurance (UI) program that will support Virginia workers and businesses whose livelihoods have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

Congress has tentatively reached a deal on a stimulus package that is expected to be signed by President Trump. This new package includes provisions that impact many of our EDO's and chambers of commerce.

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) released a revised proposed permanent standard (included via link below) to protect employees in the workplace from COVID-19. The emergency temporary standard (ETS) on this topic that went into effect in late July expires at the end of January.

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