Essex County Virginia

Essex County Department of Social Services


Rodney E. Gordon

772 Richmond Beach Road
Tappahannock VA, 22560
804-443-8254 (fax)
Mailing Address
Essex County Department of Social Services
PO Box 1004
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Mission Statement

To help the citizens of Essex County
triumph over poverty, abuse, and neglect
and to help the citizens of Essex County
shape strong futures for themselves,
their families, and our community
by providing the highest quality services
in a professional,
and fiscally responsible manner.




The Virginia Department of Social Services and the local social services offices,
in accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy
is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or political beliefs
The VDSS Office for Civil Rights works to ensure civil rights by:
*Upholding equal access and opportunity
to participate in social service program
*Investigating allegations of discrimination
*Conducting compliance reviews of local social services offices
*Providing guidelines and resources to both the general public
and to VDSS local offices