Weekly Resources Update: Food distribution, Rental Assistance, Housing Equity Workshops, Hiring Events, Job Assistance and More
A DCHS CONNECT FEATURE
July 16, 2021--Each week, DCHS highlights new and existing resources to support and improve the lives of 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.
ALIVE! Food Distribution on Saturday, June 17
ALIVE! Truck-to-Trunk will distribute emergency groceries for Alexandria residents on Saturdays, July 17 and 31, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Walk-up only service is now available at the outdoor basketball court at William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Ave.). Walk-up and drive-through service is available at Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Ave.). Drive-through only service is available in parking lot B-1 of the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus (3320 Bisdorf Drive via Dawes Ave.). Please follow current CDC guidance and stay home if you feel sick. Learn about additional food assistanc and resources.
Housing Equity Workshops on July 22 and 31
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is coordinating community engagement for a Regional Housing Equity Plan. The plan, also known as the Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, helps direct federal funds in ways to make housing more equitable and accessible to individuals and families no matter where they live or where they would like to live. Join COG and Challenging Racism on July 14, 22 and 31 for a discussion series on Housing, Equity and Race: Fair Housing in the DMV Region. The program will engage participants in discussions on the history of housing and race using storytellers from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more at mwcog.org/fairhousing. For information on the City's efforts to reduce and eliminate disparities and inequities, visit alexandriava.gov/Equity.
Register Now for Upcoming Hiring Events and Job Fairs on July 22, July 29 and July 30
U.S. Capitol Police Recruiting Event, July 22. Discuss and learn more about open positions in one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the country. Applicants must be 21 years, a U.S. citizen, possess a U.S. driver's license with three years of driving experience, high school diploma or GED, and must not be older than 39 years old at the time of appointment (or 40 years old if the applicant turns 40 the same month as their initial appointment. Starting salary is $65,815, plus federal benefits. This event is free and open to the general public; while targeted for Alexandria City residents, all are welcome. Register now!
Extended Stay America Virtual Hiring Event, July 29. Attend the Workforce Development Center “Virtual Hiring Event” with Extended Stay America on July 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for the opportunity to discuss and learn more about open positions, locations and interview with local hiring teams on the spot online via Zoom. Attendance is free. Register now!
Meet the Employer: Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), July 30. Join the Workforce Development Center and Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) on Friday, July 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., for the opportunity to speak with ACPS hiring managers about jobs within the School Nutritional Services Department. Register now!
REMINDER: Renters, Landlords Urged to Access Resources as Eviction Moratorium Scheduled to End July 31
The CDC moratorium on residential evictions is scheduled to end July 31. Renters struggling to pay rent or have received an eviction notice can call 703.746.5700 for assistance. Landlords can call 703.746.4990 for help accessing state funds to cover overdue rent and landlord-tenant mediation. Learn more about these resources.
Weekly Jobs Flyer, Workshops and Skills Training
Weekly Jobs Flyers. View this week’s lists of employers who are hiring and opportunities in early childhood and recreation industries, compiled and released by the Workforce Development Center. Follow WDC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn for the latest flyer listing employers, or visit the WDC’s job board for a complete list of job opportunities.
Free Workshops and Training. Access free WDC job readiness and career development workshops--including interviewing skills, navigating the virtual job fair, transferable skills, one-on-one job coaching, networking and more--and over 5,000 SkillUp online skills training courses. Select WDC workshops are also available in Spanish.
Skills Training Programs and Scholarships. Access training through Re-Employing Virginians and Fast Forward Virginia, two new programs to help Virginians gain skills and credentials in high demand fields and get back to work. Learn more.
REMINDER: Cooling Assistance Available
The City of Alexandria offers several locations as options to residents who may not have cooling in their homes, including recreation centers and libraries, as well as assistance for adults 60 years of age and older and some low-income households. Learn more.
REMINDER: Dental, Vision and Eyeglasses Assistance Available
Do you need dental services but don’t have health or dental insurance? Do you need eyeglasses or hearing aids but can’t afford them? The Dental, Vision and Hearing Aid Program provides these services for low-income households regardless of immigration status. Learn more.
For more information on a wide range of resources available, visit Resources to Meet Basic Needs of those Impacted by COVID-19: