Social Services Boards

Social Services Advisory Board

The next meeting of the Social Services Advisory Board is August 18, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

The Social Services Advisory Board will meet on the 3rd Wednesday in June, August, October, and December at 9:00 a.m. in the EOC- Downstairs Conference Room, 301 Goodwin Neck Road. Citizens wishing to join the meeting in person or virtually should contact Tedra Collins at 757-890-3932 no later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday before the Board Meeting.

Social Services Administrative Board

The next meeting of the Social Services Administrative Board will be July 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. 

The Department of Social Services is administered by the York County Administrator and the City Manager of Poquoson (hereby referred to as the Board of Social Services). The Board’s primary responsibilities are to administer the duties of the Code of Virginia 63.2: providing child welfare, adult services, and financial benefit programs to the citizens of York County and the City of Poquoson. The Board of Social Services appoints the Local Director. The Board also prepares and submits an annual budget to the local governing bodies along with other reports.

The governing bodies of York County and the City of Poquoson appoint citizens to serve in an advisory capacity to the Department of Social Services (hereby referred to as The Advisory Board). This citizen board is comprised of 5 members from York and 2 from Poquoson. The primary duties of this Board shall be:

    To interest itself in all matters pertaining to the public assistance and social services needed by people of the political subdivisions served by the local department;

    To monitor the formulation and implementation of public assistance and social services programs by the local department;

    To meet with the local government officials who constitute the Board of Social Services at least four (4) times a year for the purpose of making recommendations on policy matters concerning the local department;

    To make an annual report to the governing bodies, concurrent with the budget presentation of the local department, concerning the administration of the public assistance and social services programs; and

    To submit to the governing bodies, from time-to-time, other reports that the Advisory Board deems appropriate.

Confidentiality

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.