The Bedford County Department of Social Services provides foster and day care programs. The department offers temporary assistance solutions and food stamps for families. In addition, it provides child and adult protective services. The Bedford County Department of Social Services offers support and education to the victims of domestic violence and their family members and friends. The department provides accommodations through Bedford Group Homes. It is a part of the Virginia Department of Social Services, which helps people in achieving self-sufficiency. Also known as VDSS, the department is a part of the Commonwealth of Virginia and serves the state s residents through various locations. It operates several assisted living facilities and adult care centers.