Social Services

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: Helping people triumph over hardships to promote healthier futures within our community.

Vision: All individuals and families are successful

Embrace empathy - We believe in exercising compassion to others, embracing one another and accepting one another where we are and treating everyone with kindness
Act with Integrity - We believe in living our values every minute of every day. We believe in doing the right thing right the first time for our clients and always honoring our commitments and admitting our mistakes.
Exhibit Respect - We believe in demonstrating trust and honesty and behaving with esteem, appreciation and acceptance of diversity and treating all individuals with fairness, honor and dignity.

Deliver Quality - We believe in providing quality services that we stand behind without compromise. Choosing the best people for our work, employing the best available practices, and always challenging ourselves to improve through innovation, collaboration and teamwork. 

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Safe Sleep Information

Foster to Adopt Program

Have you ever thought about becoming a foster/adoptive family/individual?  Is your heart and home ready to accept a child in need?  Please watch our video for more information about the City of Fredericksburg's Department of Social Services Parent Resource Program.  You can also call 540-372-1032 ext. 241 or click this link to sign up to receive more information. Register  · Family Match (

FY2023 Annual Report