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Social Services
Joyce W. Earl

220 E. Main Street
Salem, VA  24153

Ph: (540) 387-6087
Fx: (540) 387-6210

Monday - Friday
The Roanoke County Department of Social Services is one of 120 local departments in Virginia's state-supervised, locally administered public social services system.

Social Services is a department of county government that administers federal, state, and local public financial assistance and social work service programs. Through community based services, Roanoke County Social Services promotes:

  • Strengthening families
  • Citizen independence
  • Self reliance
  • Protection

The Roanoke County Department of Social Services Advisory Board meets the 3rd Thursday of every other month at 4 p.m. at DSS.

To apply online for SNAP (Food Stamps), TANF, Medical Assistance and/or Child Care, click the CommonHelp Link below: 



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, call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY), or write to:

USDA, Director
Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.