Social Services

The City of Manassas Department of Social Services strives to provide opportunities which promote the stability, self-sufficiency and well being of its residents by:    

  • Assisting with basic needs
  • Protecting children
  • Providing information and referrals to community resources

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE (Registration is closed)
Operation TurkeyOperation Turkey is a program sponsored by NVFS which is designed to provide food assistance for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you receive SNAP, TANF and/or Housing assistance from the City of Manassas Dept. of Social Services, you may be eligible for this program.
Registrants will be contacted with pickup information. 

Untrim a TreeUntrim-A-Tree
City of Manassas Dept of Social Services customers with children age newborn to 5th grade can now apply for the Untrim-A-Tree holiday program.
Registrants will be contacted with pickup information. 



The Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) and the Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) for the City of Manassas are currently seeking:
         Private Provider Representative for CPMT and
         Parent Representatives  are need for  CPMT
To apply for the Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT), link to apply 
The CSA program is managed through two local teams, the Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) and the Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT).  These teams represent a collaborative system of state and local agencies, parents and private service providers’ that work together to plan and provide a collaborative system of services for at-risk youth and their families that is child-centered, family-focused and community-based. Individual child/family accessibility to services funded through CSA is based on state eligibility guidelines that classify at-risk youths as mandated, targeted, and other at-risk youth. 

To apply for Family Assessment and Planning team, click On-line application to apply. 

Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT)
Under the code of Virginia § 2.2-5206. 

The CPMT shall manage the cooperative effort in each community to better serve the needs of troubled and at-risk youths and their families and to maximize the use of state and community resources. The CPMT meets every third Wednesday at 3:30 pm. in the Manassas City Airport Conference room 10600 Harry J Parrish Blvd, Manassas, VA.  The next scheduled meeting is December 15, 2021 @ 3:30 pm. 

City of Manassas Department of Social Services Advisory Board

The City of Manassas Department of Social Services Advisory Board is made up of seven board members, who are appointed by the City Council for a four-year term. The Advisory Board meets bi-monthly in the odd months on the fourth Thursday at 6:30 pm. in the Manassas City Airport conference room, 10600 Harry J Parrish Blvd,  Manassas, VA.  The next scheduled meeting is January 27, 2022.  If you are interested in attending this meeting, contact Anita Brown @anita.r.brown@dss.virginia.gov or by phone: 703-361-8277 ext 2325.

The board members meet bi-monthly with senior staff to:

  • Monitor local social welfare programs
  • Support staff with annual budget reporting
  • Assist Social Service staff with various community projects
Public Assistance Programs 

  • You may apply on-line from any location that has internet access. Most programs will require an interview.
  • Screening is done daily for emergency food stamp cases
For additional information on how to obtain an application contact 703-361-8277 ext 0 

Social Services Disclaimer
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 1.800.795.3272 (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.

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