Social Services


ATTENTION folks who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.....For the month of March 2019 ONLY, the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will suspend staggered issuance dates for SNAP benefits. These benefits will be issued to all participants on March 1. The staggered issuance dates will resume in April. For more information, call York-Poquoson Social Services at (757) 890-3787.


A strong community is not only concerned about bricks and mortar, but also about the quality of life that is created by and for all of its members.

York-Poquoson Social Services provides a broad array of human service programs for county residents who have:
  • Educational
  • Emotional needs
  • Financial
  • Health
  • Social
The department serves on the front line of intervention, assessment, service provision, and/or referral to appropriate agencies and organizations in the York County/Poquoson area.


Services listed in this website are either sponsored by the Virginia Department of Social Services and/or local Initiatives. The Services are divided into three categories of programs:
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Board of Social Services

The York-Poquoson Board of Social Services operates its public board meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. Meetings are held in the public safety building.


Social Service Public Law 63 1, 1953:
  • Provides that all information relating to assistance and services are confidential and shall only be provided to persons having a legitimate interest.


Interested in a career working for York-Poquoson Social Services?  Employment opportunities can be found by visiting the Virginia.Gov website