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Department of Social Services

P.O. Box 7
King and Queen Courthouse, VA 23085

Phone: (804) 785-5977 or (804) 769-5003
Fax: (804) 785-5885 or (804) 769-5073

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Director, Betty Dougherty
Email: Betty.Dougherty@dss.virginia.gov

King and Queen Department of Social Services is located in the courthouse area, off Route 14 on the first floor of the Courts and Administrative Building. Google Map


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

The department offers financial and social work programs to assist the children, adults, and families of King and Queen County. Services are provided by King and Queen Department of Social Services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

The information presented on the King and Queen Department of Social Services Web pages are for informational purposes only. Due to legislative enactments and changes in policy and procedures, you must contact us for accurate, up to date information on any particular program.

Management Staff

Services for Children, Adults and Families

Benefit Programs


Additional information regarding programs and services are available on the following links:


Apply for Safe and Stable Families Grant

COVID Emergency Assistance Programs

Virginia Department of Social Services

Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Social Security Administration

Office of Children's Services "CSA"



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