New Kent County Department of Social Services

Social Services

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The New Kent County Department of Social Services is committed to helping local citizens improve their lives and confidently meet the challenges of the future by promoting self-reliance through community-based services. Our goal is to: Create and maintain an environment that fosters self-reliance. Create and maintain a safe living environment for all citizens of the County. Be responsible stewards of the taxpayers? funds. The Department provides assistance through a number of programs including Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS), Food Stamps, Child Day Care Services, Medicaid and Auxiliary Grants, Emergency Assistance and General Relief. Social Services also assists with Foster Care, Adoption Services, Child Protective Services, Adult Services and Adult Protective Services. Assistance requirements may vary; certain verifications and on-site interviews may be required. Further information regarding programs and services can be found on the websites for the Virginia Department of Social Services and the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid). Must be able to pass Criminal Background and Child Protective Services Background checks. Computer skills, leadership skills, reading and comprehensive skills; and various multitasking abilities. Volunteers must sign a Confidentiality form.


Volunteers can help with typing, filing and shredding. Help with our Food Bank such as checking outdated cans, sorting and stocking items, and putting bags together to give to our clients. Volunteers can help search for community resources.

Contact Information

Victoria M. McWhorter
Social Worker
804.966.1853 x5123

Physical Address:
12025 Courthouse Circle, Suite 100
New Kent, VA 23124

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 229
New Kent, VA 23124