The Department of Human Services(DHS) was created in 2010.  The Department includes all of the residential, foster family, and community based services of the Community Attention Programs and a variety of human services program and initiatives. The Director serves as a human services policy advisor to the City Manager and works to implement the social policy initiatives of the City Council.

The DHS ensures the investments made by City Council in human service organizations meet their vision, values, and expected outcomes through the Agency Budget Review Team (ABRT) process. DHS staff provide direct oversight and management of the Youth Council, City of Promise(COP), Youth Opportunity Project initiative and other similar community grants and initiatives. Additional work focuses on advancing the work of a variety of local and State human service planning organizations working in the following areas, including but not limited to: juvenile justice and detention, adult offender re-entry, public housing, human rights, homelessness, mental health, community health, workforce development, aging, and others as determined by the City Manager. 


Department of Human Services

907 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville,VA 22902
Phone: (434) 970-3352
Fax: (434) 970-3577

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.