Social Services


Social Services Department Staff Group Photo

People helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and communities.


Strong Families for a Strong Hopewell.

Core Values

  • Serve and assist Hopewell residents in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.
  • Partner with others to support child and family success in a system that is family-focused, child-centered and community-based.
  • Deliver services professionally and treat all customers with dignity, respect and confidentiality.
  • Provide a positive learning environment where every level understands the big picture and individuals’ ideas are valued and encouraged through support, coaching and accountability.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion because only by including all perspectives are we at our best and only through cultural competency can we optimally serve the public.
  • Conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity because leadership and service require a clear moral compass.
  • Embrace and drive change.


Financial Assistance Programs

Financial assistance programs include:

  • Auxiliary Grants for elderly/blind/disabled customers who live in adult homes
  • Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan
  • Energy Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • State/Local Hospitalization
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

Social Services Programs

Social Services programs include:

  • Adoptions
  • Adult protective services
  • Child protective services
    • In the event of an after hours child protective services emergency, call 800-552-7096, and ask for the Hopewell on-call Social Worker.
  • Community-based care/nursing home screenings
  • Custody investigations
  • Child care services
  • Emergency needs services
  • Foster care
  • Home-based services
  • Adoptive/foster parent/child care provider training
  • Volunteer services
  • Employment services for TANF recipients

Equal Opportunity

In accordance with the Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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, write to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Phone: 800-795-3272
TTY: 202-720-6382

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.