The Buchanan County Department of Social Services is one of 124 Local
Departments of Social Services in Virginia. The Department of Social
Services is a locally
system that provides assistance and services to those in need utilizing
federal, state, and local funds. Each county and city of the
state must have a department of
social services which is administered by a local board of social
services. Any combination of counties and cities may have one local
board of social services.
The Buchanan County Department of Social Services has a staff of approximately 50 people that administer over two dozen social service and benefit programs for the local, state, and federal government with an annual program expenditure of over 25 million dollars. Currently nearly 65% of the agency's annual expenditures are spent on medical related costs for indigent County citizens.
Mission of Buchanan County Department of Social Services
The Buchanan County Department of Social Services is dedicated to assisting its clients in working toward self-reliance. BCDSS employs a dedicated and competent work force to carry out its mission.
Administrative Board Meetings
The Buchanan County Department of Social Services is administered by a seven member Board of Social Services appointed by the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors. Title 63.1 of the Virginia Code as amended, outlines the powers, duties and responsibilities of local departments of social services.
The Buchanan County Department of Social Services Administrative Board meets the third (3rd) Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the agency conference room.
Community Policy & Management Team Meetings
The Community Policy & Management Team (CPMT) meetings take place on Mondays on the dates listed below each month at 1:15 pm in the agency conference room.
Continuation of Operations Plan
Due to privacy, public disclosure of the Continuation of Operations Plan would have a reasonable likelihood of threatening public safety by exposing vulnerabilities. It contains sensitive and confidential information that is not subject to FOIA under Virginia Code §2.2-3705.2. Accordingly, the Buchanan County Department of Social Services is withholding this plan from full public disclosure. Refer any request for a copy of this document to the Buchanan County Department of Social Services Director.
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