Social Work Programs
- Adult Services
- Adult Protective Services
- Child Protective Services
- Foster Care
- Resource Parents
- Mobile Integrated Health
The Adult Services Program assists adults with an impairment who need services or support to enhance self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Services offered include:
- Home-based services (companion, chore, or homemaker)
- Long-Term Care Services and Support (LTSS) Screenings
- Assisted Living Facility (ALF) assessments and reassessments
- Review of annual guardian reports
- Adult foster care (provided by local option)
Adult Protective Services (APS) receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older and incapacitated adults age 18 or older.
If protective services are needed and accepted by the individual, local APS workers may arrange for a wide variety of health, housing, social and legal services to stop the mistreatment or prevent further mistreatment. Services offered may include home-based care, transportation, adult day services, adult foster care, nutrition services and legal intervention in order to protect the adult. Services may also be arranged for individuals in emergency situations who lack the capacity to consent to services.
To report suspected adult abuse call 888-832-3858 or the Williamsburg Department of Human Services at 757-220-6161.
The goal of Child Protective Services (CPS) is to identify, assess and provide services to children and families in an effort to protect children, preserve families, whenever possible, and prevent further maltreatment. Child Protective Services is non-punitive in its approach and is directed toward enabling families to provide adequate care for their children. To report allegations of child abuse call 800-552-7096 or 804-786-8536. You may also call the Williamsburg Department of Human Services at 757-220-6161.
Foster care is intended to be a temporary rather than a long-term solution for children who have been removed from their birth family homes for reasons of neglect, abuse, abandonment, or other issues endangering their health and/or safety. Every effort is made to help the child remain with his or her family, however, when a child comes into foster care they are most often placed in a foster home. The foster family works as a team with the local department of social services, the biological family, the child (when applicable) and any additional community partners.
Resource parents provide an invaluable service to abused and neglected children who have been placed in the foster care system. To become a resource parent, applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Individuals and/or couples must have the time and energy to give to a child and must meet all the approval requirements.
The City of Williamsburg's Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) program provides collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and person-centered services to address the need of our community that supports a healthier and safer Williamsburg.
- The City of Williamsburg's MIH program is comprised of a core group of representatives from the Fire Department, Police Department, and Human Services.
- The program utilizes the training and expertise of team members to address the needs of community members.
- Community members referred to MIH through emergency medical services, human services, or law enforcement will be assessed by the team and linked to services and support to address their needs.
- The team will assess an individual's physical health, functional abilities, psycho-social needs, natural supports, and living environment. The MIH team will monitor and evaluate progress.
- Support Community member to live safely and independently as possible.
- Educate community members on general health and safety education.
- Connect individuals with community resources.
- Link individuals with preventative health care in and out-of-hospital environment.