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Amherst Department of Social Services

224 Second Street
Amherst, VA 24521

(434) 946-9330

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Contact Information

(434) 946-9330

Who We Are

The Department of Social Services investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults aged 60 and over and incapacitated adults ages 18 and over. The program's goal is to lessen or alleviate the risk of abuse and neglect, including self-neglect, among seniors or adults who need protection. Individuals must be city/county residents or the incident must have occurred in the city/county in order to be eligible for this service.

For more information on the services available or to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult, please call our office. To report at night or on weekends, call 1-888-832-3858.

Who We Serve

Languages Spoken
Service Area(s)
Amherst County

Cost & Payment Methods

Fee Structure
No Fee

Age Requirements
18 and over
Residency Requirements
Amherst County
Other Eligibility Criteria
60 years and older or disabled 18 and older

Available 24/7

Intake Process
Call Intake worker or Adult Service worker to explain needs.
Self Refer
Provider Refer
Intake Contact Email

Report Problems
Call the Agency