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CommonHelp - Helping Those In Need
- Apply for help with food, child care, heating and cooling bills, health care and cash assistance online at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/ or visit this agency in-person. Please scroll down for more information about benefits and services we offer.
- Please go to https://www.dss.virginia.gov/geninfo/jobs2.cgi
- Weather you need help or want to provide help, 2-1-1 is the fast, FREE and confindential way to locate services in our community. Please feel free to dial 211 from a phone to speak with a representative. The Service si available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Benefit Programs and Other Assistance
- Disaster Assistance
- Earned Income Tax Credit
- Emergency Food Pantry (substenance provided at DSS to customers in need of food) Please call (434) 246-1083 for assistance
- Energy Assistance
- General Relief
- Medical Assistance Programs
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Food Stamps
- Temporary Cash Assistance
- Auxiliary Grants (AG)
- Adult Services
- Child Care Assistance
- Foster Care and Adoption
- Foster Care Preventive Services
- Family Support Program
- Transportation for Medical Appointments (persons aged 60 and over or persons with a disability). Please call (434)246-1083 for inquiries.
- Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) program
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 911.
- Child Protective Services: (800)552-7096
- Adult Protective Services: (888)832-3858
- Family Violence & Sexual Assault: (800)838-8238
Report Child Abuse/Neglect to Child Protective Services (CPS): (800)552-7096
- The Virginia Department of Social Services operates a CPS Hotline 24/7 to support local departments of social services by recieving reports of child abuse and neglect and referring them to the appropriate local department of social services. The CPS Hotline is staffed by trained Protective Services Hotline Specialists.
Report Adult Abuse to Adult Protective Services (APS): (888)832-3858
- To report suspected financial exploitation or other kinds of abuse to the elderly or adults with a disability, call your local department of social services or the Virginia Department of Social Services' 24-hour, toll-free APS hotline at: (888)832-3858. APS investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults aged 60 and over and incapacitated adults over 18 years of age and provides services when persons are found to be in need of protective services.
Report Family Violence & Sexual Assault (800)838-8238
Annual Service Area Report Card
The Cameron Foundation strives to transform the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties into a healthy, vibrant and economically vital region by strategically leveraging resources for community impact. In keeping with this mission, the Foundation created the Annual Service Area Report Card.
This report card keeps community issues at the forefront, establishes a baseline for the region, and shows how the region compares to trends in both Virginia and the nation. The data is drawn solely from outside and objective independent sources and government agencies.
The report card will be revisited annually and tracks 16 indicators in three separate categories, including health, education and socio-economics. A definition of each indicator is included at the end of this summary.
High Demand Fields Program
The Governor issued Executive Order 23 which set a goal of attaining 50,000 Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Health (STEM-H) credentials, licenses, apprenticeships, and associate degrees that will meet the immediate workforce needs during his administration.
The link below provides a list of high demand occupations that are available throughout the Commonwealth, the requisite credentials needed for those jobs, and the Community Colleges offering those credential courses. The staff of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor hopes to refine the list of available high demand occupations by workforce area in the state by the end of the quarter.
In accordance with the Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.