Adult & Family Services

Adult and Family Services
Social work programs assist families and individuals to be as self supporting as they are able, to protect children and adults who are in danger of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and to avoid unnecessary institutional care when possible. Eligibility for social work programs varies according to the services provided.

Social Work Services are family focused and include information and referral to appropriate agencies or programs, counseling, help with resolution of individual and family problems, and case management.
  1. Adult Companion Provider Certification

    Individuals who wish to provide home-based care (companion) services to the elderly or to adults with disabilities can apply to become agency certified vendors.

  2. Adult Protective Services

    Protective Services are provided to end abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation by investigating complaints and providing the protection the adult requires.

  3. Adult Services

    Services are provided to keep adults in their homes and to assist with out-of-home placement when appropriate.

  4. Child Care Provider Certification

    Eligible families in need of child care services are referred to licensed or certified providers. The agency provides training opportunities for family child care homes.

  5. Community Resource Program

    Donations of food, clothing, furniture, and household items are gladly accepted and directed to people in need. Alternatively, your monetary donations can be used to send a child to summer camp or help a parent along the way to self-support.

  6. Emergency Services

    These services include budget counseling and coordination of community resources to prevent eviction and utility cutoff, or to obtain emergency food, shelter, clothing, or medications.

  7. Intervention Services

    Services are provided for families to prevent family violence, family breakdown, child neglect and/or abuse, and other crises as well as strengthening the ability of families to function independently.

  8. Volunteer Services Program

    Put your talents and skills to work helping others. We have various opportunities for you to volunteer with adults, children, and families or in the office. Build your resume, make friends, and help make Newport News a better place to live and work.