السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

Dear PIC Community members

The following information (originally sent by Dar Al-Hijrah) provides you with Alternative Resources for Financial & Food Assistance 

(from: Dar Al-Hijrah (DAH) communications@daralhijrah.net)

Evictions and disconnection of utilities have been temporarily suspended in Virginia through Monday, April 6.

“It would be an absolute outrage for Virginians to be evicted from their homes during this emergency, especially as we are asking them to practice social distancing and stay home to prevent further spread of COVID-19,” said Attorney General Mark Herring.

Read the full story here: https://www.whsv.com/content/news/Supreme-Court-of-Virginia-suspends-all-non-emergency-evictions-568873161.html

County Assistance:
If you are facing difficulties – including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, healthcare and more other needs, please call Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) 703-222-0880 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays).

Unemployment benefits if you have been laid off or lost your job:
If you are a worker who has been totally or partially separated from your job due to COVID-19, go to http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed to see if you are eligible for unemployment insurance or call 866-832-2363 Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Jobs- Companies hiring during COVID-10 outbreak and links to apply:
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/companies-that-are-hiring-right-now/2248514/

Financial hardship grants from Penny Appeal USA for those economically affected by COVID-19:
https://pennyappealusa.org/grants/covid-19-financial-hardship-grant

Northern Virginia Family Services – COVID-19 Emergency Assistance
https://www.nvfs.org/covid-19-emergency-assistance-program/

Food Assistance – FCPS
https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources

Food Assistance – Meals on Wheels
Fairfax County’s Meals on Wheels program is now operating on a once-a-week basis and is delivering flash frozen meals to clients. Meals on Wheels is accepting new clients who are aged 60 and over. Call the county’s Coordinated Services Program at 703-222-0880 for more eligibility information and to apply to the program.

Virginia Department of Family Services- Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Child Care and Emergency Assistance:
You can apply for Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Child Care and Emergency Assistance benefits using internet access anywhere, anytime. Applications can be submitted 24-hours a day/7days a week.  Go to www.commonhelp.virginia.gov or call 1-855-635-4370

Additional resources by area:
https://www.nvfs.org/covid-19-resource-guides/

Dar Al-Hijrah Care Team Support for those who live alone:
We have formed a special Crisis Care Team of experienced Social Services Staff members who are here to help. If you are elderly, or living alone, or are feeling isolated or unsafe, please call us at 703-531-2905. We will gladly assign you to a care team member who will call to discuss a plan that works best for you…regular check-in calls, food deliveries, help connecting to resources, whatever you need.

Read More