Located in Halifax, Va., the Halifax County Department of Social Services is a part of the Virginia Department of Social Services, which provides child care, case management and domestic violence prevention services. The Virginia Department of Social Services offers foster care, adoption, individual protection and child support enforcement services. The department administers the Head Start program, which includes nutritional and dental and health care services. In addition, it provides disaster and energy assistance services. The Virginia Department of Social Services administers the Food Stamp Program, which is a federal program that includes financial assistance services for low-income individuals and families to purchase food. The department operates through public affairs and finance divisions.