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How do you locate a local welfare office?

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Locate local welfare offices on state and federal agency websites. Such websites often provide either interactive maps that enable you to search particular areas, or directories listing welfare office names, locations and contact information. You can also check the department of social services component on your city website.

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As an example, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program of the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service Division has an interactive map of the United States wherein you can click on individual states to pull up directories of welfare offices and their associated cities. The directories may also have links to SNAP applications you can complete online in conjunction with your local office.

The State of California's Department of Social Services organizes city welfare offices by county, along with contact information. The Connecticut Department of Social Services places its departments in major state towns. Connecticut residents can check on the CDSS website to see if their town is listed.

Cities such as Richmond, Virginia, usually list agencies and departments on their official city websites. Richmond has an online section for its Department of Social Services, which lists addresses and contact for different city welfare divisions, and also links to applications for select programs administered by the state or federal government.

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