Social Services

You may apply for benefits online at, by phone at 1-855-635-4370, or for Medical Assistance only at 1-855-242-8282 (TDD: 1-888-221-1590).  Should you need a replacement EBT card, you may call 1-866-281-2448; or call your local agency.

​COVID-19 Resource

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Goochland Community Action Program
Cares Act Relief for Utility, Rent and Mortgage

The Goochland Community Action program administered by Goochland Social Services is accepting applications from Goochland residents that have fallen behind on their mortgage, rent, electric, propane, oil, kerosene (or other heating source) bill as a result of an economic hardship due to COVID-19.  Funds are limited. 

To be eligible for funds under this program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Goochland County
  • Have experienced/been impacted by an economic hardship due to COVID-19
  • Have fallen behind on a mortgage, rent, electric, propane, or kerosene bill for services on or after March 1, 2020. 
  • Have not received any other form of CARES Act relief or financial assistance including funds from Rebuild VA grants. 

For more details, please go to our website:

To request an application:                         

  • Call 804-556-5880 between 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Monday-Friday and an application will be mailed to you.
  • Applications can be printed from our website at:
  • Pick up an application at 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Suite 200, Goochland, Virginia 23063.
  •  Click HERE to print application

2020 Virginia Rent and Mortgage Program

Governor Northam announced the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Program on June 29, 2020.  The press release can be found here:

The online eligibility determination tool can be found here:

Virginia's Pandemic-EBT Cards

For more information on Virginia's Pandemic-EBT Cards please read the flyer below:

P-EBT Flyer

The Capital Region Workforce has created a website for companies who are still hiring and laid off workers:

Goochland Community Action Scholarship Application
Scholarships for Job Related Preparedness

To view the Requirements or to obtain an application please click on the application link below:

2021 Goochland Community Action Scholarship 

Goochland Community Action

1. This program is offered by the Goochland Community Action Program.
If you receive free and reduced lunch, you automatically qualify for this
program. Once we receive your application and your eligibility is
confirmed by school nutrition, the first voucher will be mailed to you at
the address listed on your application.

2. The voucher must be used at the Food Lion located at 2724 Fairground
Road, Goochland, Virginia 23063.

3. You may receive a voucher every 30 days. To request another voucher,
call (804) 556-5880. Each voucher will be mailed to you.

4. We will operate this program as long as we have the funds to do so.
Thank you for your patience during this time.

If you do NOT currently receive Free or Reduced lunch, SNAP or Medicaid, please click here:

2020 COVID-19 Emergency Food Voucher New to Program

If you receive Free or Reduced Lunch, Medicaid or SNAP, please click here:

2020 COVID-19 Emergency Food Voucher

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote self reliance, foster prevention, and provide protection to strengthen families and individuals by offering services and linking them to community resources.

The Goochland Department of Social Services provides services ranging from protective services for children, aged and disabled to employment services. The department is also responsible for the administration and operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid/FAMIS Programs, and Energy Assistance Programs. Information and referral services are available to all citizens.

Medicaid Expansion

Virginia will begin accepting applications for Medicaid Health Coverage on November 1, 2018. General Information is available at or by calling 1-855-242-8282

To apply for Medicaid only, follow the Virginia Commonhelp link below:  or call 1-855-242-8282 to speak with a customer services representative.  

To apply for Medicaid, SNAP and TANF, follow the Virginia Commonhelp link below: or call 1-855-635-4370 to speak with a customer services representative.    

ARTS Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services Information: 

Additional Information Found Here:  

Goochland Community Action Program

This is a local program for Goochland County residents. Families can receive a total of $500 in assistance per family per year.

The $500 limit does not include the use of Food Vouchers. Families needing food vouchers can still request a voucher once every 30 days. The 30 day time period begins when the voucher is used at Food Lion.

To apply for the Community Action Program please mail your completed application to Goochland Department of Social Services.

This program is based on the availability of funding.


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