Human Services

Holiday Assistance Application

City residents in need may apply for the Holiday Assistance program which will provide gifts for children under 18.  Application may be found here.

Marcus Alert is a state-wide mental health awareness response and community understanding services alert system promoting a behavioral health response to individuals in crisis. The Marcus Alert implementation workgroup, which is composed of members from JCC, Williamsburg, York and Poquoson, is recruiting for community stakeholders to gain insight and inform the process for implementation of the comprehensive behavioral health response. The application and additional information regarding the Marcus Alert may be accessed by clicking on the link below.


Williamsburg Human Services provides a broad array of human service programs for city residents who have financial, social, educational, health, and emotional needs. The department serves on the front line of intervention, assessment, service provision, and/or referral to appropriate agencies and organizations in the Williamsburg area.


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.


Services listed on 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:

Equal Opportunity

All programs and services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political beliefs, or religion.

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