|Adult and Family Services (Social Services)|
Aids citizens in meeting their fundamental needs during times of temporary economic and social crisis, to protect our children and vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect, to administer a range of services to help maintain families in the least restrictive and intrusive manner possible, and to assist in preparing citizens to find and retain employment.
Manages, plans, develop, and coordinate the current and future needs for the department. Administers the Billing and Reimbursement office, Transportation, Budgeting, and is responsible for Virginia Consumer Community Submission reporting. Facilitates coordination between DHS and contractual partners.
Plans, develops, and implements services for Virginia Beach residents with intellectual disabilities and their families through the provision of person centered services designed to provide opportunities to individuals who have intellectual disabilities to become self-directing and contributing members of our community; support families living with family member with intellectual disabilities; provide early intervention when developmental delays are identified in young children; and, promote the value of persons with intellectual disabilities living and working in the community.
Administers many different financial assistance programs, most of which are financed by the federal and state government. The programs are targeted for families and individuals with incomes at or below the poverty level. Programs include; temporary, emergency or general assistance to needy families or indigents; grants for the disabled; food stamps; and Medicaid or refugee resettlement.
|Juvenile Detention Center|
Provides temporary and safe custody of juveniles that have criminal charges and require a restricted environment for their own protection or the protection of the public.
|Mental Health Substance Abuse|
Promotes recovery for Virginia Beach Citizens and their families, with or at risk of, mental health, substance use or co-occurring disorders, through an array of coordinated services offering prevention, treatment and community collaboration delivered in a climate of dignity and respect.
|Pendleton Child Service Center|
Provides services of families whose children, ages 5 through 12, are experiencing behavior problems at home, school or within the community. Available services include family counseling, school consultation, a day treatment program, and a 24/7 residential program. In addition, Pendleton offers a wide range of group services for parents and children, including parenting skills training and social skills and anger management for children.
Monitors and reports on all levels of quality throughout DHS to ensure the highest quality services are provided to internal and external customers. Leverages the use of technology to ensure data integrity, and enforce compliance and adherence to internal and external requirements for Medicaid, Licensure, CARF, HIPAA, Corporate Compliance and the Anasazi Electronic Health Record (EHR).
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