Weekly Resources Update: Vaccine Pop-Ups, In-Person Playgroups, Evening Support Group, Hiring Event, Food Distribution, Eviction and Rental Assistance, Job Assistance and More

Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

Page updated on Sep 3, 2021 at 2:34 PM

Weekly Resources Update: Vaccine Pop-Ups, In-Person Playgroups, Evening Support Group, Hiring Event, Food Distribution, Eviction and Rental Assistance, Job Assistance and More 

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COVID-19 Resources for Those in Need Web BoxSeptember 3, 2021--Each week, 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. 

Upcoming AHD Vaccine Events on September 4 and September 6-10 

  • AHD offers multiple clinics every week around the city where adults and children aged 12 and up can receive their free first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. As part of Alexandria's commitment to serving all communities, clinics are hosted at a variety of times in conveniently located neighborhood locations and do not require ID, insurance or English fluency. Access a schedule of locations and times

Register by September 6 for Evening Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault 

  • The Sexual Assault Center is hosting an evening virtual support group for survivors starting September 14; register by September 6. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/123925

Register for Northern Virginia Virtual Hiring Event on September 8 

  • Register now for this Virginia Employment Commission sponsored hiring event that aims to bring together employers and job seekers. Job seekers can view jobs, post resumes and apply for positions up to two days before the event and chat or video conference with employers on the day of the event. Learn how to register

In Person Learn & Playgroups Now Available 

  • The Center for Alexandria’s Children is now offering in-person Learn & Playgroups. The Center facilitates the specialized parent/child playgroups to bolster protective factors that make families stronger and children safer. Playgroups sessions include circle time, story time, a learning together activity and a caregiver/parent chat. The playgroups are for parents/caregivers and children ages 0-5. English and Spanish sessions are available. Access a schedule and learn how to register

ALIVE! Food Distribution Pop-Ups 

Rental and Eviction Prevention Assistance 

  • Alexandria Eviction Prevention Partnership staff in-person are available for immediate assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from 12-3 p.m. at Casa Chirilagua (4109 Mt. Vernon Ave.). Call 571.351.3272 or email volunteerAEPP@alive-inc.org

  • Access City and state rental and eviction prevention assistance programs and services through the Office of Housing and DCHS. Learn more

Weekly Jobs Flyer, Workshops and Skills Training 

Read the September Caregiver Corner Newsletter 

  • Check out the September issue of the Caregiver Corner Newsletter, which highlights tips on managing behavior disorders associated with dementia. Access the newsletter and other resources for caregivers at alexandriava.gov/Aging

CDC Toolkit with Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created and launched a toolkit with resources on how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers can protect themselves from the virus. The toolkit includes stories, videos, posters and interactive activities that focus on getting a vaccine, wearing a mask, social distancing, hand washing and getting a COVID-19 test. There is also a tip sheet for caregivers that offers suggestions on ways to ease their loved one’s worries about the virus. In addition to the toolkit, the CDC also developed videos and web resources in American Sign Language.  Learn more.  

REMINDER: Child Care Subsidy Program Expansion Extended to December 31 

  • The Virginia Child Care Subsidy Program expanded eligibility has been extended through December 31. The expansion includes caregivers who are job searching and families earning 85% of the Virginia Median Income. This means a family of four earning less than $7,412 per month may be eligible for 12 months of assistance that can help parents cover the cost of child care and find or maintain employment. View flyers in English and Spanish and learn more about the program and learn how to apply

Free Immigration Legal Advice/Referral Clinic Coming September 20-23 

For more information on a 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  in EnglishSpanishArabic and Amharic


 


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