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
If you are a working household facing a first-time financial hardship call (540) 373-0041 x300 to see if you are eligible for ALICE financial assistance.
FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020. Click here on FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for guidance and eligibility requirements and types of services funded. Instructions on how to apply for this assistance through FEMA's dedicated helpline at 1-844-684-6333 can also be found on the website.
Helpline representatives are available to provide personal application support and answer any questions regarding program eligibility.
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) 741-1061 and select Option #1 to find out how to become a patient. Or visit https://mossfreeclinic.org
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.
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
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.
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
Find local resources quickly.
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.