Weekly Resources Update: Vaccine Pop-Ups, Medicare Workshop, Financial Support for Older Youth Formerly in Foster Care, Immigration Law Clinic, Hiring Events, Job Assistance and More
A DCHS CONNECT FEATURE
September 10, 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 Vaccine Events on September 11, 13-15 and 17
There are 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 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.
Medicare Workshop on September 14
DCHS is offering a virtual workshop for residents new to Medicare or caregivers for a Medicare beneficiary. The workshop provides information on how Medicare works, the different parts of the health insurance program and how to get the most out of Medicare coverage. Next workshop is September 14, 3-5 p.m. Register at alexandriava.gov/Aging.
COVID-19 Financial Support Available for Older Youth Previously in Foster Care, Deadline September 15
If you were previously a teen in foster care and are 18 up to 27 years old (but not 27 yet), you may be eligible for financial support through the Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021). Deadline to apply is September 15. Visit FosterMyFuture.com (or scan the QR code below) to learn more about the program or text/call 757.298.3586 and give your name and reason for communicating or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/ChildWelfare.
Hiring and Information Events on September 14 and 15
The Workforce Development Center is hosting two hiring and information events the week of September 12:
Join WDC for a regional law enforcement and security in-person hiring event on September 14, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Market Square (301 King St.). Local law enforcement and security agencies will be on hand to meet with and discuss current vacancies with job seekers. Space is limited, register today to secure participation. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Join WDC for a virtual information session on September 15, 10-11 a.m., with the new Wegmans Carlyle - Alexandria location, which is now hiring. The store is set to open in Spring 2022. Register for the event and access and apply for job openings.
Weekly Jobs Flyer, Workshops and Skills Training
Weekly Jobs Flyers. View this week’s lists of employers who are hiring, 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.
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.
Free Immigration Legal Advice/Referral Clinic Coming September 20-23
The DC Bar Pro Bono Center is holding a Virtual Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic September 20-23, which is open to anyone with U.S. immigration law questions, regardless of residency; you don't need to live in D.C. to utilize this free service. Call 202.780.2573 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to be connected with a pro bono attorney for brief legal advice only. Representation will not be provided through this service. Learn more about the upcoming clinic and access flyers in multiple languages. Find out more about other services and programs for refugees and immigrants.
ALIVE! Food Distribution Pop-Ups
ALIVE! has increased their pop-up food distributions to bring food directly to clients’ neighborhoods. View the ALIVE! Food Distribution Calendar (September 2021) or visit their website at www.alive-inc.org for more information.
Learn more about additional food assistance resources.
For more information on a wide range of resources available, visit Resources to Meet Basic Needs of those Impacted by COVID-19: