Virginia Association ofLocal Human Services Officials

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The Virginia Association of Local Human Services Officials (VALHSO), formed in 1989, is an Association of Managers, Administrators and Officials who oversee and coordinate an array of departments in the Human Services segment of Local Government in the Counties and Cities of Virginia. 

Human Services are defined as a broad array of services that are delivered to the public by local government and which may include but are not limited to Health, Mental Health, Social Services, Parks & Recreation, Libraries, Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization, Children's Services, Juvenile Justice and Adult Corrections and other such functions.


Fall 2021 Conference (Free Virtual Conferencee)

Virginia Association of Local Human Services Officials (VALHSO)

Dates: 4th October and 5th October 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Janice Underwood, Commonwealth of Virginia, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Sessions include:

  • Trauma Informed Community Networks in Virginia
  • More Than Funding: Family First's Role in Enhancing Service Delivery for At-Risk Families
  • Perspectives from the General Assembly 
  • Virginia's Marcus Alert Initiative - Where We Stand
  • Unite Us - The Premise, Promise and Potential
  • Beyond the smoke...Local Implications of Virginia's Marijuana Legalization 
  • Membership Business Metting



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