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Regional Offices of Social Services
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VDSS has five regional offices: the Northern Virginia Office in Warrenton; the Eastern Office in Virginia Beach; the Central Office in Henrico; the Piedmont Office in Roanoke; and the Western Office in Abingdon. Directors in each location work collaboratively with state staff housed in both the Home and Regional Offices to support Virginia Social Services System initiatives.

Although Regional staff provide program oversight, consultation, monitoring, analysis of performance, technical assistance, and/or training to support community and local organizations, regional operations focus primarily on:

  • Change management and Capacity Building
  • Community Involvement and Workforce Development
  • Resource Development
  • Improving Performance
  • Solving compliance and performance problems
  • Quality Management Reviews
  • Relationship-building
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Support to Local Boards of Social Services and Local Directors
  • Emergency Preparedness