Effective March 20, 2020 through April 1, 2020, Goochland Social Services is closed to the public. Staff will be on-site to answer calls at 804-556-5880. The agency continues to accept CPS/APS referrals. You may apply for benefits online at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/, by phone at 1-855-635-4370, or for Medical Assistance only at 1-855-242-8282 (TDD: 1-888-221-1590). Should you need a replacement EBT card, you may call 1-866-281-2448; or call your local agency. We appreciate your patience at this time.
Mission StatementOur mission is to promote self reliance, foster prevention, and provide protection to strengthen families and individuals by offering services and linking them to community resources.
The Goochland Department of Social Services provides services ranging from protective services for children, aged and disabled to employment services. The department is also responsible for the administration and operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid/FAMIS Programs, and Energy Assistance Programs. Information and referral services are available to all citizens.
Virginia will begin accepting applications for Medicaid Health Coverage on November 1, 2018. General Information is available at coverva.org or by calling 1-855-242-8282
To apply for Medicaid only, follow the Virginia Commonhelp link below: www.commonhelp.virginia.gov/access or call 1-855-242-8282 to speak with a customer services representative.
To apply for Medicaid, SNAP and TANF, follow the Virginia Commonhelp link below: www.commonhelp.virginia.gov/access or call 1-855-635-4370 to speak with a customer services representative.
ARTS Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services Information:
Goochland Community Action Program
The $500 limit does not include the use of Food Vouchers. Families needing food vouchers can still request a voucher once every 30 days. The 30 day time period begins when the voucher is used at Food Lion.
To apply for the Community Action Program please mail your completed application to Goochland Department of Social Services.
This program is based on the availability of funding.
Note In accordance with the Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, 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:
Office of Civil Rights
1400 SW Independence Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20250
Phone: 800-795-3272 (voice)
Phone: 202-720-6382 (TTY)
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.