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Additional State-Wide Resources & Supports

  • General Support Numbers

    211: General Resource Support

    211 connects you to expert, caring help. Every call is completely confidential. Call 211 to speak with someone today.

    988: Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

    For emotional and substance use support 24/7 dial 988.

  • Child Care Subsidy Assistance

    The Child Care Subsidy Program assists families in paying child care costs for children under age 13 who are not eligible to attend public school during the part of the day when public education is available, or children with special needs under age 18 who reside with the applicant. If you are eligible and are approved for services, the Subsidy Program can pay a portion of your child care costs directly to the child care provider.

    To apply for subsidy childcare, please visit www.commonhelp.virginia.gov.
    For additional information please visit www.childcareva.com.

  • Women, Infants, and Children Support (WIC)

    The goal of Virginia WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is to improve the health of pregnant women, infants and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition and access to health care. The Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental nutritious foods, counseling at WIC clinics, and screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income, and nutrition risk requirements.

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  • The Virginia Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

    The Virginia Energy Assistance Program (EAP) assists low-income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs. The EAP consists of four components: Fuel Assistance, Crisis Assistance, Cooling Assistance and Weatherization Assistance.

    To be eligible for Fuel, Crisis or Cooling Assistance, households must have a heating or cooling expense and gross monthly income may not exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Applications for fuel, crisis, and cooling assistance are accepted at the local departments of social services and can be submitted in-person, by mail (USPS), or by fax.

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  • Mental Health Resources

    10 Fun and affordable Family Self Care Tips: fun-and-affordable-family-self-care-tips.pdf (virginia.gov)

    Social and Emotional Development describes the range of skills that young children learn that help them relate to themselves and others. These skills include: expressing and regulating feelings, considering how others feel, and solving problems with greater independence. For more information, see Virginiaโ€™s Early Learning and Development Standards, Birth-Five Learning Guidelines (ELDS) which outline typical child development from birth to five years of age. Use this document to understand what skills are appropriate for your child and to see what s/he might develop next.

    Hereโ€™s a resource to help support ways you can help support social and emotional health at home: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RuC0M4sxHFswwDJeH8Vf7NanGxmj75IO/view?usp=sharing

  • Relax Coping Program

    The program from the CALMER Lab at VA Tech teaches coping skills, itโ€™s free and self-paced. RELAX stands for Regulating Emotions Like An eXpert. The RELAX Coping Program consists of 5 online learning activities that seek to help you better deal with big emotions like anger, sadness, and worry; communicate better; manage conflicts with others better; and be assertive but not aggressive in trying to solve issues.

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  • Rent Assistance

    Once you click on the website, you can select your location to see what local resources are available to assist your family.

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  • CommonHelp Application

    A guide for navigating and applying for statewide assistance

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  • How to Get Help When Concerned about Your Child’s Development- Birth-5 Years