Social Services

Mission & Vision

The Scott County Department of Social Services protects and supports Scott County citizens by strengthening relationships and self-sufficiency through individual growth and community engagement.

As a respected and trusted community partner, we are unified in our commitment to outreach, safety, teamwork, professional development, and a sustainable community.

There are multiple ways to apply for Assistance:

  • To apply online for Food (SNAP), Health Care (Medicaid), Child Care Assistance, Cash Assistance (TANF), Heating and Cooling Assistance go to CommonHelp.
  • To apply by phone for Food (SNAP), Health Care (Medicaid), Cash Assistance (TANF), Heating and Cooling Assistance, and Auxiliary Grants, dial toll free 855-635-4370.
  • If you want additional information on all programs offered, please visit Virginia Department of Social Services

To Request Support or to Report Abuse/Neglect

Anyone may report suspected child maltreatment during normal business hours to Scott County Department of Social Services by calling (276) 386-3631. In addition, a report may be made by calling the statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 552-7096

Scott County Office of Social Services

190 Beech St. Ste 204 Gate City, VA 24251 • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Phone: 276-386-3631 • Fax: 276-386-6031