Social Services

The Orange County Department of Social Services provides a wide range of social services and health benefits programs to assist eligible citizens in solving problems in employment, daycare, foster care, housing and domestic issues with an emphasis on personal responsibility and work.

Holiday Assistance Programs


Thanksgiving Assistance

Orange County Department of Social Services is pleased to assist our community by providing a gift card or a turkey meal to eligible citizens. We are able to provide this service to a limited number of citizens due to the generosity of community members. To be considered for this assistance, please visit us at 146 Madison Road, Suite 201, Orange, to complete and return a Thanksgiving Assistance application by Friday, November 5, 2021. 

Christmas Assistance Program for Children

Applications for the Orange County Christmas Assistance Program for Children under the age of 18 will be available October 20th through November 19, 2021.  Applications may be picked up at Orange County Social Services, located at 146 N. Madison Road, Suite 201, Orange, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Completed applications for the Children’s Christmas Assistance Program must be received by Orange County Social Services no later than Friday, November 19, 2021. Children’s Christmas assistance will be fulfilled by the Orange County Toy Box.


Christmas Assistance Program for the Elderly and Disabled

Applications for the Orange County Christmas Assistance Program for the Elderly and Disabled will be available October 20th through November 19, 2021. Applications may be picked up at Orange County Social Services, located at 146 N. Madison Road, Suite 201, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Completed applications for the Elderly and Disabled Christmas Assistance Program must be received by Orange County Social Services no later than Friday, November 19, 2021. The Elderly and Disabled program is primarily fulfilled by donations from the community. If you are interested in “adopting” an elderly or disabled citizen for Christmas, please call (540) 672-1155 no later than Friday, November 19, 2021.