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VIRGINIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

Virginia Happenings

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters. At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – this will ONLY WORK if the area code of your telephone is calling “211” within the very same County you got your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DISASTER RELATED NOTICES ARE NOW LOCATED ON OUR “VIRGINIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE” PAGE!

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Home Shopping Network “American Dreams” Opportunity

Attention:
Entrepreneurs With a Product-Based Business
The U.S. Small Business Administration,

SCORE – DC Chapter and

Arlington Economic Development

invite you

to participate in a rare opportunity to learn how to be featured on the

Home Shopping Network (HSN) hit show “American Dreams”

The Home Shopping Network airs the American Dream program to feature entrepreneurs, inventors and small business owners and promote their products. Prospective product presenters are invited to an informational and launch event on February 27, 2017 at the Spectrum Theater in Arlington, Virginia.

Place: Spectrum Theater
1611 N Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209

Time: 10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Key agenda elements:

Selling to American Dream – (90 minutes) a high energy overview and details on qualifying to present “your” product on HSN’s American Dream television show – Ron Baron (SCORE)
Success stories – how to sell to HSN
▪ Process Steps
▪ Questions and Answers
“Show and Tell” – (60 minutes) Audience invited to make product pitches and secure feedback
Break
SCORE product feedback panel – help refine the pitch

Click on the link below to register:

https://washingtondc.score.org/event/home-shopping-network-american-dream-event

POSTED 02-23-17
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Virginia School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Managing Agency Virginia http://www.myvirginia.org

Program Description
The Virginia School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are Federally assisted meal programs, which provide nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to school aged children. The Virginia Department of Education, School Nutrition Programs, administers the program at the state level, which operates the program through agreements with local school districts. Participating schools must serve breakfasts and lunches that meet Federal nutrition standards, and must provide free and reduced-price meals to eligible children.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child’s school. A listing of your state’s schools can be found here:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/directories/index.shtml

Program Contact Information
For additional information on these programs, please visit: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/nutrition/programs/index.shtml
You can also contact your child’s school to find out what meals are served and how to apply for free or reduced price school meals.

Updated 10-18-13

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Virginia Weatherization Assistance Program
Managing Agency Virginia http://www.myvirginia.org

Program Description
The Weatherization Assistance Program provides funds to reduce the heating and cooling costs for low-income families and to ensure their health and safety. The services are for low-income households, particularly for the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and families with children. The program is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia.

In order to qualify you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $26,492
2 $36,644
3 $42,795
4 $50,947
5 $59,098
6 $67,250
7 $68,778
8 $70,307
*For households with more than eight people, add $1,529 per additional person.

If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for this program, please contact your local administering agency at the following location:
http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/HousingPreservationRehabilitation/PDFs/weatherization_providers.pdf

Program Contact Information
For more information about this program and a complete list of State agencies that can put you in contact with the nearest local weatherization agency, please visit: http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/index.php/housing-programs-and-assistance/homeowner-and-homebuyer-assistance/homeowner-assistance/73-weatherization.html
For further information, you may also email the Department of Housing and Community Development at: WEATHERIZATION@dhcd.virginia.gov

Updated 09-04-13

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Virginia Summer Meals for Kids
Managing Agency Virginia http://www.myvirginia.org

Program Description
The Virginia Summer Meals for Kids program provides nutritious meals to children who would normally receive free or reduced price meals when school is in session. This helps children to maintain a nutritious diet and helps their families to stretch their food dollars during the summer months.

The program is offered in many and various locations such as parks, playgrounds, housing authorities, day camps, churches, community centers, etc. Often the meal service is combined with learning and recreational activities for the children.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia.

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for the Summer Food Service program, contact the site nearest you:
http://www.vahealth.org/DCN/General%20Info/sfsp.htm

Program Contact Information
For information about the Virginia Summer Meals for Kids program please visit: http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/General%20Info/index.htm
If you have questions regarding the program, please call the USDA Food & Nutrition Service toll-free at: 1-800-448-8732

Updated 08-20-13

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Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Managing Agency Virginia http://www.myvirginia.org

Program Description
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) serves as the first line of defense against hunger for Virginia residents. It enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with coupons and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. SNAP recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores. The program is the cornerstone of the food assistance programs, and provides crucial support to needy households and to those making the transition from welfare to work.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for this program, please visit:
https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/

Program Contact Information
For more information on Virginia SNAP and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://www.dss.state.va.us/benefit/foodstamp.cgi
E-mail inquiries can be sent to: citizen.services@dss.virginia.gov
Please call the DSS hotline to speak with a customer service representative: 1-800-552-3431
You can also identify and contact your local county Department of Social Services (DWS) office by checking: http://www.dss.state.va.us/localagency/index.html

Updated 05-07-13

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Virginia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Managing Agency Virginia http://www.myvirginia.org

Program Description
The Virginia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is comprised of four components: Fuel Assistance, Crisis Assistance, Cooling Assistance and Weatherization. The Virginia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program assists low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $14,521
2 $19,669
3 $24,817
4 $29,965
5 $35,113
6 $40,261
7 $45,409
8 $50,557
*For households with more than eight people, add $5,148 per additional person.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you:
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/localagency/

Program Contact Information
For more information about this program, please visit: http://www.liheap.ncat.org/profiles/Virginia.htm

Updated 05-06-13

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Virginia Medicaid
Managing Agency Virginia http://www.myvirginia.org

Program Description
Medicaid is the state and Federal partnership that provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons. The purpose of Virginia Medicaid is to improve the health of people in Virginia who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, under age 21 and in foster care, adoption assistance or a nursing facility, blind, disabled, or be 65 years of age or older. The Medicaid income limits are different, depending on which group of individuals you fall into. There is no enrollment fee or premium for Medicaid coverage if you are eligible. Low co-pays are charged for some Medicaid services.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
Individuals or families may apply for Medicaid online or through their local Department of Social Services. Aged, blind or disabled individuals or married couples may apply for Medicaid online by clicking on the following link to the Application for Adult Medical Assistance:
https://www.virginiamedicaid.dmas.virginia.gov/wps/portal

Paper applications may be downloaded from the following linked website:
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/medical_assistance/index.cgi

Families applying for their children may download the Health Insurance for Children and Pregnant Women form from the following linked website:
http://www.famis.org/applying.cfm?language=English

Paper application forms may be mailed or taken in person to the local Social Services office. For a listing of your local Department of Social Services, please visit:
http://www.dss.state.va.us/localagency/index.html

Program Contact Information
To learn more about Virginia Medicaid, please visit: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/medical_assistance/index.cgi
For additional eligibility screening, please visit Medicaid: https://jupiter.dss.state.va.us/EligibilityScreening/
Or you can contact your local Department of Social Services office. Click on the following link for contact information for each local department of social services in Virginia: http://www.dss.state.va.us/localagency/index.html

Updated 01-22-13

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Virginia Department for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Helps to reduce the communication barriers for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Provides technology services, interpreter programs and provides community education and outreach as well.

http://www.vddhh.org/

Posted 12-31-12

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Virginia Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Managing Agency Virginia Department of Health http://www.myvirginia.org

Program Description
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is operated through local health departments, satellite and mobile clinics in Virginia. The Virginia WIC Program serves low-income pregnant, lactating and postpartum women and children up to age five.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia; a pregnant, breastfeeding and/or postpartum woman; an infant or child up to 5 years of age; and individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $20,665
2 $27,991
3 $35,317
4 $42,643
5 $49,969
6 $57,295
7 $64,621
8 $71,947
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,326 per additional person.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/General%20Info/map.htm

Program Contact Information
To learn more about the Virginia WIC program, visit the VA WIC website at: http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/General%20Info/map.htm
For additional services of WIC in Virginia visit: http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/General%20Info/
You can also call the VA Department of Health toll-free at: 1-888-942-3663
You can also write to:
Office of Nutrition Services
West Virginia WIC Program
350 Capitol Street, Room 519
Charleston, WV 25301-3715

Updated 12-07-12

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Commonwealth of Virginia Resource Guide for People with Disabilities & The Elderly

A directory of resources that includes information on financial and medical benefits, statewide disability-related organizations, health care, caregiver information, help finding transportation, housing and other services for people with disabilities and older adults. Pages 21 to 30 of this guide list major disability-related government offices and organizations in Virginia.
Virginia Resource Guide for People with Disabilities

Posted 09-11-12

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Virginia Head Start
Managing Agency Virginia Department of Social Services http://www.myvirginia.org
Program Description
The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and social services. Parents play a large role in the programs, both as primary educators of their children and as participants in administering the programs locally. Both programs provide pre-literacy and literacy experiences in a multi-cultural environment. Parents are also provided social services, including assistance with childcare. Services are also available to migrant and seasonal farm worker families.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Virginia, you must be a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child who is too young for public school.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $14,521
2 $19,669
3 $24,817
4 $29,965
5 $35,113
6 $40,261
7 $45,409
8 $50,557
*For households with more than eight people, add $5,148 per additional person.

If you do not meet these criteria, you may still qualify if you are a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident whose financial status is low income or very low income, who is under-employed, unemployed or about to become unemployed, facing pregnancy, less than 19 years of age yourself, or the parent or primary caregiver for children under the age of 19 years. Other qualifications may apply.
Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
The Head Start Locator provides a searchable database of Head Start programs. To apply for this program please visit the following website, which will direct you to the Head Start office nearest to you:
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices
Program Contact Information
For more information on Virginia Head Start, please visit: http://www.dss.state.va.us/family/cc/headstart.html
If you would like to speak with a State representative regarding the program, you can also call the Virginia Head Start Collaboration Office at: 804-726-7633

Updated 03-28-12

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Patsy Cline Historic House

Address
608 S. Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601

Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Winchester City

Phone: (540) 662-5555

Website www.celebratingpatsycline.org

Walk where Patsy Cline walked, see where she lived, slept and spent her “prime years” while pursuing her music career.

Enjoy a detailed tour of the Patsy Cline Historic House. As she said in one of her songs, “come on in, sit right down, and make yourself at home”

Located in a working-class neighborhood in the City of Winchester, Virginia, this modest house was the residence of country music legend Patsy Cline (1932-63), who lived here from the ages of 16 to 21, when she married Gerald Cline. Patsy resided here from 1948-53, longer than at any other house associated with her in the Winchester and Nashville areas, and she returned to it intermittently until her singing career began in 1957.

Cline was the first solo female singer to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1960, and the first woman to be inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973. “Crazy,” one of Patsy’s best-known songs written by Willie Nelson, continues to be the number one jukebox hit of all time.

Seasonal Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 12-4pm, last tour begins at 3:30pm
Length of tours – 30 to 45 minutes, allows for guided tour and gift shop

Admission Fee: Adults: $6, Seniors (65 and older): $5, Youth (ages 11-18): $4 Military and under age 10: FREE

Amenities:

• Family Friendly

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Historic Sites > Fort Monroe

Address
CM 20 Bernard Road
P.O. Box 51341
Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Region Hampton Roads
Locality Hampton City

Phone: (757) 727-3391
Museum Gift Shop: (757) 727-3887
Fax: (757) 727-3886
Email hansonc@monroe.army.mil

Website www.fmauthority.com

Completed in 1834 and named in honor of President James Monroe, Fort Monroe is recognized as the largest stone fort ever built in the United States. Nicknamed “Freedom’s Fortress,” this Union-held fortification provided a safe haven for hundreds of runaway slaves during the Civil War. It was also the site where the Army of the Potomac landed before beginning the march toward Richmond during the Peninsula Campaign.

Fort Monroe’s history is interpreted for visitors in its Casemate Museum. Walking tours of the fort are available during the summer months. (See Fort Monroe-Casemate Museum and Chamberlin Hotel listings.)

For Monroe became a part of the National Park System on November 1, 2011, after more than 150 years as an active army post.

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Festivals and Fun Times:

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Virginia Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) and FAMIS MOMS

Managing Agency Virginia http://www.myvirginia.org

Program Description
FAMIS MOMS is Virginia’s health insurance program for uninsured pregnant women. This program provides access to quality health services for pregnant women. FAMIS covers all the medical services a pregnant woman needs to avoid getting sick and to ensure the best start for her baby. Services covered by FAMIS MOMS include all the FAMIS services appropriate to the pregnant woman’s age, plus prenatal and delivery services such as doctor visits, hospital visits, prescription medicine, tests and emergency care. There are no enrollment costs or monthly premiums for FAMIS. When you get care there may be a small fee called a co-pay for some services. Most co-payments are just $2 or $5 – FAMIS MOMS covers the rest.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $29,140 if two people live in the household; $36,620 if three people live in the household; $44,100 if four people live in the household; $51,580 if five people live in the household; $59,060 if six people live in the household; $66,540 if seven people live in the household; $74,020 if eight people live in the household; and $81,496 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state’s program information for details.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
Applying for FAMIS is quick and easy. Families may either:
1) Call the FAMIS Central Processing Unit to apply right over the phone, or
2) Go online to FAMIS Application-Instructions, or
3) Apply at their local Department of Social Services

Families or pregnant women wishing to apply at the FAMIS Central Processing Unit can do so by dialing the toll free number 1-866-873-2647, or by going online to: FAMIS.

Mailed or faxed applications are also acceptable. Faxed applications can be sent to 1-888-221-9402. Mailed applications can be sent to P.O. Box 1820, Richmond, VA 23218-1820.

If you would like to print an application to fill-out and return, just click here: http://www.famis.org/applying.cfm?language=English

Families and pregnant women may also apply for FAMIS/FAMIS MOMS – through their local Department of Social Services. Applications may be mailed in, or taken in person to the Social Services office. For a listing of your local Department of Social Services, please visit:
http://www.dss.state.va.us/localagency/index.html

Some families may also have the option of applying for FAMIS with the assistance of a community outreach project. Click here for the listing of community outreach projects: http://www.dss.state.va.us/localagency/index.html

Program Contact Information

For more information visit:
http://www.famis.org

Families can speak with a representative who will begin the enrollment process over the phone.
Call center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday ; 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday

TDD users ONLY call: 1-888-221-1590

Interpreters are available.

Mailed applications can be sent to:
FAMIS
P.O. Box 1820
Richmond, VA 23218-1820

Updated 08-25-11

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Virginia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Managing Agency Virginia http://www.myvirginia.org

Program Description
Virginia’s TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program, authorized by the PRWORA (Personal Responsibility and
Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act) of 1996, replaced the AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) program. PRWORA
created a block grant program that gives states considerable flexibility in designing and administering assistance programs. The
TANF program was designed to dramatically reform the nation’s welfare system by moving recipients into work, developing the
personal responsibility of recipients, and turning welfare into a program of temporary assistance.
Eligible families receive a monthly cash payment to meet their basic needs. To be eligible, a family must be financially needy and
must meet certain requirements.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia. Also, a family must be financially needy
and must meet certain requirements. A child may be eligible if (s)he: Is under age 18, or if 18, will graduate from high school before
age 19; Is going to school regularly if he is between the ages of five and 18; Is living with a parent, or other relative; Is a U.S. citizen,
or an eligible immigrant. A child will not be eligible if born to or adopted by a TANF recipient more than 10 months after an applicant
begins to receive TANF. The Division of Child Support Enforcement will send all support collected for this child directly to the family.
This support will not count as income in the TANF program.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
You may get an Application for Benefits form at the department of social services office in your county or city. If you go to the social
services office, you may fill out the form there and turn it in before leaving, or you may take it with you and mail or take it back later.
If you prefer, you can call the social services office and ask them to send you an application form. You must then mail or take it back
to the social services office. An interview is required to go over the information to complete the application process.

Please visit the Virginia Department of Social Services website to locate the nearest department of social services and/or download
an application for benefits:

Application:
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/tanf/index.cgi#forms

Local social service agency:
http://www.dss.state.va.us/localagency/index.html

Unless instructions are indicated on the individual form, all forms under Temporary Assistance Programs should be sent or
delivered to the local social service agency that either services your geographical jurisdiction or handles your existing case.

Program Contact Information

For more information on the Virginia TANF program, please visit the following website:

http://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/tanf/index.cgi

Updated 07-04-11

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Check out several recently added resources in Loudoun County, VA, including Loudoun County Virginia Disability Services.
Services include an adaptive recreation summer camp program, brain injury, developmental and mental health services and other programs.

For more resources in Virginia visit https://www.disability.gov/state/virginia/community_life.

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Serves as a central place for information on assisting parents, educators and others who provides services to children on the autism spectrum. Provides resources on methods for teaching students on the autism spectrum, and trains educators and parents in research-based teaching methodologies.

For more information visit https://www.disability.gov/state/virginia/education.

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Helps Loudoun County residents with chronic mental illnesses live independently. Services include mental health care programs and support to prevent homelessness.

For more information visit https://www.disability.gov/state/virginia/community_life.

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Find information about service dogs for people with disabilities living in the Fairfax area. Includes types of service dogs, such as guide, seeing, hearing, signal, support and therapy and social animals. Also provides a brief overview on laws relating to service animals.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/virginia/community_life

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Get information on disability services and resources by calling (703) 324-5421 or TTY (703) 449-1186. Includes information about transportation, housing and service animals. You can also subscribe to Disability Services E-News for the latest on legislative information, community events, and job opportunities for people with disabilities living in the Fairfax area.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/virginia/community_life

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MSRRC is one of six Regional Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. MSRRC provides technical assistance to state early intervention lead agencies, departments of education and other related state agencies. The Centers work to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, birth through 21 years, and their families. Find resources for parents and educators in your state.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/virginia/education

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Find community programs that serve people with disabilities throughout Virginia. Programs and services are geared toward independent living and include brain injury and spinal cord injury services, community rehabilitation case management services, consumer service fund, Centers for Independent Living, personal assistance services and the Virginia Assistive Technology System.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/virginia/community_life

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Provides horseback riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities, as well as youth-at-risk and Veterans. Horseback riding has been shown to be one of the most beneficial forms of recreation for people with all types of disabilities.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/virginia/community_life

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Program Description
The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools, childcare institutions and eligible camps that do not participate in
other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. Schools that participate in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast
Programs can participate in the Special Milk Program for half-day kindergarten and pre-kindergarten children who do not have
access to a school meals program. The program reimburses schools and institutions for the milk they serve.
General Program Requirements
Any child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program can get milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to
low-income children. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of West Virginia, your
household’s annual income before taxes must not exceed $20,036 if one person lives in the household; $26,955 if two people live in
the household; $33,874 if three people live in the household; $40,793 if four people live in the household; $47,712 if five people live in
the household; $54,631 if six people live in the household; $61,550 if seven people live in the household; and $68,469 if eight people
live in the household. For larger households, add $6,919 for each additional person in the home.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
To apply for the Special Milk program, directly contact your child’s school, camp, or child care institution to find out if it participates
in the Special Milk Program.

The Federal agency Child Nutrition Programs manages this program and provides state contact information here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program.
http://wvde.state.wv.us/

Program Contact Information
If you have questions regarding the SMP, please call the West Virginia Office of Child Nutrition at:
304-558-2708

You can also contact your local school district to learn more about West Virginia SMP.

Managing Agency
West Virginia
http://www.wv.gov

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Food Bank Ministry Highlighted

Please consider making a donation (non-perishable items) to our food pantry drive. Help to feed someone in need. Many of our local
food pantries are in need of help. Our goal is to help as many people as possible. Donations can be dropped off at the church during
Wednesday night, and Sunday morning services. For further info please see Deac. Raymond Caffee or Sis. Marilyn Caffee.

Woodland Ave Baptist Church
2736 Woodland Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504 (757)625-0138

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!

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