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Social Services Department

Social Services Department

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Our Mission

We provide self-reliance and protection for all residents of Sussex County through community-based services.


  • Emergency Assistance
  • Food Stamp Program
  • General Relief (Medical)
  • Energy Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • TANF

Family Services

Protective Services


Annual Service Area Report Card

The Cameron Foundation strives to transform the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties into a healthy, vibrant and economically vital region by strategically leveraging resources for community impact. In keeping with this mission, the Foundation created the Annual Service Area Report Card.

This report card keeps community issues at the forefront, establishes a baseline for the region, and shows how the region compares to trends in both Virginia and the nation. The data is drawn solely from outside and objective independent sources and government agencies.

The report card will be revisited annually and tracks 16 indicators in three separate categories, including health, education and socio-economics. A definition of each indicator is included at the end of this summary.

Click here for the 2015 Service Area Report Card >


High Demand Fields Program

The Governor issued Executive Order 23 which set a goal of attaining 50,000 Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Health (STEM-H) credentials, licenses, apprenticeships, and associate degrees that will meet the immediate workforce needs during his administration.

The link below provides a list of high demand occupations that are available throughout the Commonwealth, the requisite credentials needed for those jobs, and the Community Colleges offering those credential courses. The staff of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor hopes to refine the list of available high demand occupations by workforce area in the state by the end of the quarter.

Click Here for the High Demand Occupations List > 



Click here to find out more about services offered by Sussex County Social Services.

In accordance with the Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.