NAMI Ending the Silence is a free virtual educational event focusing on the warning signs of mental health conditions in youth and what steps parents and caregivers can take to help children get support.
The regional program provides services like free job training, paid work experiences, career coaching, resume writing assistance, job readiness workshops, online job fairs, virtual training and financial coaching.
The ALX Cares Grocery Gift Card Program provides eligible Alexandria residents with pre-paid grocery cards in denominations of $100, $200 and $400 through December, or for as long as funding is available.
Access more than 5,500 free online self-paced workplace, business, technical and IT courses through SkillUp, an local initiative to help workers recently laid-off as well as those who are looking to change careers.
The Department of Community and Human Services encourages residents to read and share these resources, especially in communities where languages other than English are primarily spoken, and with vulnerable residents, including those who may not have access to traditional media.
The last day to register to vote in Virginia’s March 3 Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election is February 10. Submit or update your registration online or register in person at these DCHS sites and other City locations.
April 1, 2020 is Census Day. Every 10 years, the US Census counts every resident in the United States. Participating in the Census brings resources into your community and guarantees you and your household will have fair representation in government.
The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) offers Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for laypersons and paraprofessionals. MHFA is an eight-hour training and certification course on skills to help persons who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
On November 23 at the Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, DCHS recognized the adoptions of 21 unique children by 14 families who opened their hearts to raise, love and provide a safe home for the children to thrive and grow.
On October 11, 2019, three federal courts issued preliminary injunctions blocking the final Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule, commonly known as the new “public charge rule,” from taking effect on October 15.
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Domestic Violence Intervention Project, community stakeholders and survivors came together to honor the Alexandrians who lost their lives due to domestic violence.
During National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the City of Alexandria Workforce Development Center urges residents and employers to celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.