Assistance Programs

Auxiliary Grants

Auxiliary Grants (AG) are a supplement to income for recipients of Supplemental Security Income and other low-income aged, blind, or disabled individuals residing in licensed assisted living facilities. Some people who live in an adult care residence or an adult family care home can receive money from the Auxiliary Grant Program. The money received, plus other income is used by the person to pay for the care provided by the home. Individuals who receive money from this program are also eligible for Medicaid.

For additional information about the Auxiliary Grant Program see:
Virginia Department of Social Services



Energy Assistance Program

The Northampton County Department of Social Services administers programs to help with heating or cooling costs throughout the year for income eligible households.

The Crisis Assistance Program is intended to meet a household's emergency heating need, when no other resource is available. Starting from November 1 through March 15 applications are accepted to help with repair or replacement of heating equipment, a one time only security deposit, and/or emergency shelter. Applications for payment of heat utility bills or the purchase of home heating fuel are accepted beginning the first work day in January.

The Energy Share Program provides one payment per eligible family to keep or restore their heat per heating season.

The Cooling Assistance Program provides purchases or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment. To be eligible a household must be income eligible and contain at least one vulnerable individual who is age 60 or over, disabled, or under the age of 6.

To apply visit  or call 1-800-522-5582.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program)

The SNAP program is designed to promote better nutrition for low-income families by increasing their food purchasing power. If you live in Northampton County, and would like to apply visit  or call 1-800-522-5582.

Applications are available at our office during regular office hours.

Medical Assistance Programs


Medical Assistance Programs (Medicaid) is a joint Federal and State program designed to provide essential medical and medically related services to the most vulnerable populations in our community. The Medicaid program helps certain groups of low-income people with payments for health and medical care. 

To apply visit  or call 1-800-522-5582.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

TANF is a program that provides temporary financial assistance to eligible families and children. The family receives a monthly cash payment to meet their basic needs. To be eligible, a family must be financially needy and must meet certain other requirements.

To apply visit  or call 1-800-522-5582.

Department Staff Information

Mozella Francis
Director of Social Services

Northampton County
Social Service Building
PO Box 568
5265 The Hornes
Eastville, VA 23347

Phone: 757-678-5153
Fax: 757-678-0475

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 4:30 PM