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Rockingham County
Administration Center
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Social Services
About Social Services in Rockingham County
Harrisonburg Rockingham Social Services District has been a joint Harrisonburg and Rockingham County operation since legislation adopted in 1938 provided for the establishment of welfare agencies in each Virginia locality. Effective July 1, 1995, the jurisdictions of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County consolidated their social services departments, changing the name to Harrisonburg Rockingham Social Services District. The mission of the Harrisonburg Rockingham Social Services District is the promotion of self-reliance and protection of citizens through community-based services.
Rockingham County Social Services is part of the Virginia Department of Social Services.

The Harrisonburg Rockingham Social Services District is divided into two broad program areas.

Benefits Program
The Benefits Program provides medical, financial, fuel, and food stamp assistance to the citizens of Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County. These benefits can be paid from federal, state, and/or local funds.

Service Program
The Service Program provides the following services directly, or via purchase of service:
  • Adoption
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Adult Services
  • Child Protective Services
  • Day Care Services
  • Employment Services
  • Foster Care
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Celest D. Williams

Harrisonburg Rockingham Social Services District

Main Building
110 N. Mason St.
P.O. Box 809

Family Services Building
227 E. Elizabeth St.
P.O. Box 809

Harrisonburg, VA 22803

Ph: (540) 574-5100

Main Building Services Unit

Fx: (540) 574-5127

Main Building Eligibility

Fx: (540) 574-5182

Foster Care

Fx: (540) 564-6179


Fx: (540) 574-5127 or (540) 574-5154

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm