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ADULT AND CHILD SERVICES

Adult Services/Adult Protective Services

Coordinates the service programs oriented to adults with disabilities and seniors including Adult Services and Adult Protective Services.

 

Adult Services: Provides case management services including comprehensive assessments, written care plans to address unmet needs, and assistance and coordination of services as needed; needs assessment for in-home services and assistance with coordinating services; nursing home and ACR screenings for Medicaid funded long-term care; recruitment and approval of agency providers for companion services.

  

Adult Protective Services: Protects older adults and persons with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by investigating and providing for or arranging services, as necessary, to alleviate or prevent further mistreatment. 

Contacts: Main Line-(540) 727-0372 or by FAX at (540) 727-8496

Family Services Specialist- Calvert Chilton (540)727-0372 x427

Family Services Specialist – Dana Ohler (540) 727-0372  

 

Child Protective Services

Identifies, assesses and provides services to children and families in an effort to protect children, preserve families, whenever possible, and prevent further maltreatment. CPS is non-punitive in its approach and is directed toward enabling families to provide adequate care for their children.

Contacts: Main Line-(540) 727-0372 or by FAX at (540) 727-8496

CPS Worker-Ruth Lamb (540) 727-0372 x 369 

CPS Worker-Ashley Stephens (540) 727-0372 x377 

CPS Worker-Amanda Ball (540) 727-0372 x300

CPS Worker-Baili Thomas (540) 727-0372 x379

Foster Care/Adoption/Independent Living

Foster Care: 

Works with trained foster parents who are people (single or married; employed inside or outside the home) who open their home to a child and are committed to meet the individual needs of the child (children who are at risk of abuse and/or neglect are placed into foster care); Foster parents work in partnership with the child, the agency, and the birth parents to help in resolving problems and reuniting the family whenever possible. When determined necessary, some children are placed into residential facilities based on their needs. 

Contacts: Main Line-(540) 727-0372 or by FAX at (540) 727-8496

Family Services Specialist – Monica Atkins (540) 727-0372 x396 

Family Services Specialist – Liz Dodson (540) 727-0372 x 405 

Family Services Specialist – Kim Morris (540) 727-0372 x386  

Family Services Specialist – Heather Wooten (540) 727-0372 x530

 

FOSTER PARENT TRAINING: 

Contacts: Main Line-(540) 727-0372 or by FAX at (540) 727-8496

Foster parent trainer – Holly Boswell (540) 727-0372 x380   

Adoption: 

Assists children who have been permanently and legally separated from their birth parents to become permanent members of a new family. The goal of adoption is the third ranking permanency planning goal for Virginian children in foster care. Return of the child to the birth parents is the first goal and placement with relatives with a transfer of custody to the relative is the second goal. The goal of adoption is selected for children in foster care when the two higher-ranking goals cannot be achieved. 

Contacts: Main Line-(540) 727-0372 or by FAX at (540) 727-8496

Family Services Specialist – LeAnn Schwake (540) 727-0372 x383   

Independent Living: 

Assists foster care youth, ages 16-21, in developing the skills necessary to make the transition from foster care to independent living. 


Contacts: Main Line-(540) 727-0372 or by FAX at (540) 727-8496

Family Services Specialist-Kathy Ghigliotty  (540) 727-0372 x387  

 

Prevention: 

Assists families with locating resources to prevent out of home placement for their children. Prevention services can be court ordered. 


Contacts: Main Line-(540) 727-0372 or by FAX at (540) 727-8496

Family Services Specialist-Marisa Sori  (540) 727-0372 x395  

Family Services Specialist-Anita Jackson-Potts  (540) 727-0372 x418