Department of Social Services

It's more than a job at WDSS

At WDSS, we are more than just social workers. We protect, care for and help local children in need. We are ready at a moment's notice to serve our families when they need it most. Our team is devoted to our clients, our community and each other. Join our team of local heroes! Use your skills and knowledge to help others and make a difference everyday.

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Office Location and Hours of Operation

24 Baker Street
Winchester, Virginia 22601
(540) 662-3807
FAX (540) 662-3054 | FAX (540) 662-3279

OPEN: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Apply for Benefits Online or By Phone

Apply for help with food, child care, heating and cooling bills, health care and cash assistance online using CommonHelp (available 24/7). You can also apply by phone for all benefit programs by calling 1-855-635-4370, Monday-Friday, 7 am to 6 pm. 

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Child Supervision Recommendations | Recomendaciones de supervisión del niño

As a parent you may wonder at what age your child can be left unsupervised. Click the button below for some things to consider before leaving your child home alone.

Como padre, puede que se pregunte a qué edad se puede dejar a su hijo sin supervisión. Haga clic en el botón para ver algunas de las cosas que debe considerar antes de dejar a su hijo solo en casa.

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2019 Annual Report

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View the 2019 Department of Social Services Annual Report - Download PDF

Our Mission

People helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and communities.

Amber DopkowskiAmber Dopkowski

Winchester Department of Social Services
24 Baker Street
Winchester, VA  22601

(540) 662-3807