Weekly Resources Update: Online Housing Resources, Employment Information, Mental Health Resources and More

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Weekly Resources Update: Online Housing Resources, Employment Information, Mental Health Resources and More

A DCHS CONNECT FEATURE


COVID-19 Resources for Those in Need Web BoxDecember 30, 2020--Each week, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) highlights new and existing resources to support individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis or those in need. 

We encourage residents and faith-based and nonprofit organizations to share these resources with their neighbors and networks. You can also learn about and share the latest resources and news by following DCHS on Facebook or Twitter or subscribing to the Spanish Language Text Line by texting ALEXINFOESP to 888777. 

Online Event Focusing on Housing Resources and Information Begins January 1

  • Looking for resources and information related to renting and buying a home for the first time in Northern Virginia? Participate in the virtual 2021 Northern Virginia Housing Expo beginning January 1, 2021. The free, online public event will be available all year at NoVaHousingExpo.org and features monthly workshops and exhibits designed to educate participants about COVID-19 related housing assistance, being prepared for buying or renting, understanding and improving credit scores, improving energy efficiency and more. The virtual expo will also offer confidential individual financial counselling and provide a 24-hour Exhibitor Hall featuring lenders, property management companies, developers, contractors, real estate agents, service providers, local jurisdictions and more. For more information about this and other housing resources and assistance, visit alexandriava.gov/Housing.

Free Informational Event About Employment Assistance in Alexandria on January 7

  • The Alexandria Workforce Development Center and Alexandria Library will host a virtual event on Thursday, January 7, 7-8 p.m. for job seekers, employers and community members. The event will cover employment rates and other labor marketing information, job opportunities, employee recruitment and “Meet the Employer'' virtual events, career training and development programs and rapid re-skilling initiatives. The event is free, but registration is required to attend. 

Visit Redesigned Suicide Prevention Website for Resources

  • During the pandemic, it is especially important to be aware of ways to safeguard mental health. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. On average, there are 132 suicides a day. Educate yourself and others on ways to prevent suicide and strengthen mental health by accessing and promoting resources SPAN's newly redesigned website. Learn more about the site and City suicide prevention resources.

REMINDER: Mental Health Resources Available Online 

REMINDER: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs Available 24/7

  • During a crisis like COVID-19, the risk for intimate partner and domestic violence increases. The Sexual Assault Center and the Domestic Violence Program want survivors and victims to know they are not alone. Both programs are open during the COVID-19 health crisis, hotlines are available 24/7 and advocates are ready to listen and help. Learn more about resources and how you can help raise awareness and support survivors during the COVID-19 crisis at alexandriava.gov/SexualViolence or alexandriava.gov/DomesticViolence.

REMINDER: How to Access State and Local Rent, Mortgage and Eviction Prevention Programs

Weekly Jobs Flyer and Workshops 

For more information on the wide range of resources available, visit Resources to Meet Basic Needs of those Impacted by COVID-19:

View or download a flyer to learn how to access a variety of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic in English, Spanish, Arabic and Amharic.



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