Rappahannock United Way

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

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COVID Vaccinations

Rappahannock Area Health District is currently vaccinating individuals who meet Tier 1b criteria. Criteria for Tier 1b can be found HERE.  For the next several weeks, RAHD will be providing COVID-19 vaccination clinics one day per week in each locality.  Vaccinations are by appointment only - no walk-ins.  Additional vaccines will be available through Mary Washington Hospital and several local supermarket pharmacies.

Call for more information - RAHD Call Center (540) 899-4797 or pre-register for vaccination - HERE
Senior Assistance for COVID Vaccinations call (540) 371-3375
Vaccine Buddy Project to assist Seniors access COVID vaccinations (540) 870-1985 or email 

COVID Testing

Three free testing clinics are held each week, except on holidays, in the Fredericksburg Region at these locations:

Mondays, 1–4 p.m., at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, 4600 Spotsylvania Parkway

Wednesdays, 4–7 p.m., at Stafford Hospital, 101 Hospital Center Blvd.

Fridays, 1:30–4:30 p.m., at Dixon Park, 1300 Dixon St., Fredericksburg.

Those interested can preregister at vdh.virginia.gov/Rappahannock/freecovid19testing or call 540/899-4797 during business hours.

Housing

On March 28, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its temporary halt, or moratorium, on residential evictions through June 30, 2021. The moratorium protects individual renters earning less than $99,000 per year, as well as couples earning less than $198,000.  You may need to take action now to avoid eviction - information and resources are available 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

If your household has been financially impacted by the current pandemic you may be eligible for rent assistance from the Virginia Rent Relief Program - Apply 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.

Homeowners - If your loan is federally backed (Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac), you can request 'forbearance' (temporary postponement of mortgage payments) for 180 days - contact your mortgage lender directly for details.

Employment Benefits

Unemployment insurance has been made more accessible to the growing number of individuals who have lost their jobs or had hours significantly reduced due to the pandemic. For more information and to apply online for these benefits visit the Virginia Employment Commission

Utilities

Most utility companies in Virginia have continued the suspension of service disconnections as the pandemic continues.  If you need help paying a utility bill call Virginia 2-1-1 to find out local agencies providing financial assistance for utility bill payments.

Food 

To find free food distribution sites organized by local school districts visit the School Meal Finder 

To find other community organizations distributing food text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877. 

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

Health Coverage 

The Department of Medical Assistance Services has made changes to support people who are currently enrolled in Medicaid to ensure cost is not a barrier to treatment during this public health emergency.  To more information on affordable health insurance options CoverVA. To learn more about other health benefits or apply online visit CommonHelp. 

If you believe that you or a loved one may have COVID-19, it is important to contact your local health department using this website from the VDH:  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/health-department-locator/    Additionally, VDH has great resources and support on their website here: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/resources-and-support/ 

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

Prescription Assistance 

CVS and Walgreens are providing free delivery of prescription medications to the elderly and other vulnerable populations. 

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

Child Care 

The Child Care Subsidy Program provides support and flexibility to eligible working parents.  To get more information visit Child Care Assistance 

Tax Filing 

If you made $80,000 or less in 2020 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 

Financial Assistance 

If you are a working household facing financial hardship from the effects of closures and missed work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, call (540) 373-0041 x300 to see if you are eligible for financial assistance.   

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Quick Guide

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.