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Last Updated: 2017-02-14

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The Division of Children, Families and Adults is responsible for providing an array of services to support and strengthen Richmond’s children, families and adults and to ensure that they are safe and secure in their own homes and in the community.



Adoption

Provides adoptive placement for children in foster care whose parent's parental rights have been
terminated.


Adult Protective Services

Alleviates the risk of abuse and neglect, and exploitation of adults aged 60 and over and
incapacitated adults ages 18 and over.


Adult Services

Single adults age 18 or older with no minor children and who are disabled, elderly or homeless can receive assistance in order to become self-sufficient and independent.


Child Protective Services (CPS)

Identify and assess valid reports of child abuse and neglect; and provide services that enhance child safety and prevent further abuse and neglect.


Family Preservation

Provides financial assistance to families with children who are in need of emergency and supportive
services.


Fatherhood Initiative

Engaging fathers while strengthening families.


Foster Care

Provides services and treatment to a child who is in the legal custody of the department due to
abuse or neglect.


Homeless Services

Provides outreach, intake and assessment, limited case management, and linkage to short-term housing
for individuals and families at-risk of homelessness.


Healthy Families Richmond

Healthy Families Richmond provides intensive home visiting services to prenatal and new parents with the goal of enhancing parenting skills and competencies needed to get children off to a healthy start.


Early Childhood Development Initiative

Works with parents, childcare providers, home visiting organizations and community groups to help families through parent education, quality child care, and home visitation.

Richmond Healthy Start Initiative

Ensures that low-income and disadvantaged women receive services needed to support a healthy pregnancy, a healthy birth and a healthy baby.

Mayor's Breastfeeding Initiative

Focuses on policy, infrastructure and environmental changes that promote a breastfeeding-friendly community, with a specific emphasis on low-income African American and Hispanic communities.

Contact Information:

Social Services
City of Richmond
Marshall Plaza Building
900 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Customer Care Center:
Call 3-1-1

Locations:

East Richmond:
East District Center
701 North 25th Street
Richmond, VA 23223-6539
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Downtown:
Marshall Plaza Building
900 East Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1538
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South Richmond:
Southside Community Service Center
4100 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA 23224-1745
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