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Social Services

The Department of Social Services is to help the citizens of Nelson County achieve a realistic and attainable level of self-sufficiency within a safe, healthy environment. We will accomplish this by using our strengths and resources in a caring, professional manner, while providing a network of protection, support, and temporary financial assistance.

The Nelson County Board of Social Services convenes for a regularly scheduled meeting every third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm in the Nelson County Department of Social Services conference room. The public is invited to attend.


Becoming a Foster Family – Dept. of Social Services Informational Workshop
November 8th @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An informational meeting on how to become a Nelson County foster family will be held by Department of Social Services staff on November 8th from 6pm to 7pm at Nelson Memorial Library. This meeting will provide information on Foster Parenting criteria and what to expect as Foster Parents. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Kelsey H. Summers of the Department of Social Services at (434) 263-7172.

Region Ten

Region Ten provides mental health, intellectual disability, crisis and substance use services for adults and children living in the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson. Established in 1969, Region Ten Community Services Board is part of a statewide network of 40 Community Service Boards working to provide mental health, intellectual disability and substance use services where they are needed – in the local community.

Nelson County: Region Ten

Francee Laverty, LPC
Nelson Counseling Center
71 Tan Bark Plaza
Lovingston, Va 22949
434.263.4897 fax
434.906.7195 cell

Crisis Recovery Treatment

Addiction Center

Addition Resource


Contact Us
Physical Address
203 Front Street
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 357
Lovingston, VA 22949
Angela Rose | Director
fax: 434-263-8605
Region Ten Crisis Line

24 Hour Crisis Line