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The mission of the Newport News Department of Human Services is to contribute to the quality of life in Newport News by promoting empowerment and independence through Human Services and community partnerships.

Information and Services are available for Financial Services, Employment Services, Child Welfare and Protective Services, and Adult and Family Services.

The Department of Human Services/Social Services is proud to be part of a dynamic group of City departments committed to serving their consumers in a caring and professional manner. In 2013 over 60,000 residents of Newport News were connected to Federal, State and local services and programs. Please read about the services listed on this website and feel free to contact us with questions or ideas on how we can streamline our processes to better serve you.  


Vision: A Safe, Healthy, and Productive Community that Supports and Values All Individuals. The Department of Human Services Strives to Provide Efficient, Responsive, and Excellent Customer Service through Caring, Commitment and Collaboration.

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Rouse Tower
Rouse Tower 6060 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605
Phone: (757) 926-6300
Fax: (757) 926-6118
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  • Healthy Families Initiative
  • Comprehensive Services Act
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Services

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