Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

COVID Vaccinations & Testing

Contact the Rappahannock Area Health District for up to date information on COVID vaccinations and testing - call (877) 829-4682 or click here HERE

FREE at-home rapid COVID-19 tests are available - COVIDTests.gov

Employment Benefits

Unemployment insurance is available to eligible workers whose work hours have been reduced or who are unemployed.  For more information or to apply online for unemployment benefits visit the Virginia Employment Commission


Food assistance is available through the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank - for pantry locations visit their website HERE or call (540) 371-7666

For food assistance program eligibility through Social Services visit CommonHelp 

Pet food and supplies for your furry companions visit Fred SPCA or call (540) 898 1500

Financial Assistance 

If you are a working household facing a first-time financial hardship call (540) 373-0041 x300 to see if you are eligible for Prosper Financial Assistance.   

If you are a low-income household needing emergency financial assistance - CLICK HERE

If you are an active duty service member, disabled veteran, or first responder that has been wounded, injured or critically ill - financial assistance is available from Operation First Response - CLICK HERE for more information.

Health Coverage 

Changes have recently been made to extend healthcare coverage to Medicaid in Virginia - including dental care.   To find out more information on affordable health insurance options CoverVA. To learn more about other health benefits or apply online visit CommonHelp. 

Financial assistance on hospital bills is available for patients of Mary Washington Hospital – to see if you might be eligible for their patient discounts download the info sheet.

For individuals who are currently without health-insurance (or are covered by Medicaid) and in need of healthcare, the Lloyd F Moss Free Clinic is available to local residents.  Call (540) 582-1061 and select Option #1 to find out how to become a patient.  Or visit  https://mossfreeclinic.org


If you are currently experiencing, or at risk of facing (in the next 14 days), a housing crisis you can call the Housing Helpline (540) 358-5801

If you are a low-income household needing emergency financial assistance - CLICK HERE

Renters - if you are facing eviction or if you have questions about your rights, contact your local legal aid by calling 1-866-LEGL-AID or get legal advice from the Eviction Legal Helpline by calling 1-833-NoEvict  or visit www.LegalAidWorks.org for more information.

Internet Access

The Affordable Connectivity Program offers eligible households free / reduced high-speed internet plans.  To find out if you are eligible and to sign up CLICK HERE

Mental Health Resources

If life has you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or is causing you to feel other strong emotions, help is available.  It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during this pandemic and any other times.  Learning to cope with these feelings in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.

Online Resources are available HERE or you can call these confidential helplines free of charge:

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Dial 988 (national 3 digit number)

Mental Health America Warm Line 1-866-400-6428

Prescription Assistance 

SingleCare provides free prescription discount cards to everyone in our community.  Visit the website for more information on SingleCare 

Tax Filing 

If you made $80,000 or less in 2023 you can file your taxes for free through the Rappahannock United Way Free Tax Program! Learn more on our Free Tax Preparation page. www.RUWFreeTaxes.org 


The Ride United program provide Lyft coupons for a wide variety of ride needs - find out more CLICK HERE

Utilities / Heating & Cooling Assistance

The Virginia Energy Assistance Program (EAP) assists low-income households in meeting immediate home energy needs. To be eligible, households must have a heating or cooling expense and gross monthly income may not exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Applications for Fuel, Crisis, and Weatherization assistance are accepted at the local departments of social services.  More details HERE.

Contact your local department of Social Services CLICK HERE.

For Seniors facing heating and cooling needs contact Healthy Generations (540) 371-3375

Our Quick Guide lists assistance programs serving the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.

This guide groups agencies according to the services and information they provide. This is a quick reference guide with a partial listing of services in Planning District 16 and does not include all the services provided by each agency. The information and content in this Quick Guide have been collected for the benefit of the community at large. Being included in the Quick Guide does not indicate Rappahannock United Way membership, funding or endorsement, nor does not being included imply disapproval. This is not an all-inclusive list and is updated monthly.

For: Anyone needing assistance
Provides: Information and Referrals (no direct financial assistance)
Dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211virginia.org

This is a service available to anyone needing help, especially in times of crisis. It offers free access to information and referrals for health and human services. No direct financial assistance is provided by 2-1-1. However, 2-1-1 information and referral specialists can make referrals to agencies and services that may be able to help with a variety of needs.