Accomack and Northampton County assistance programs.
The leading organizations for help are below. The assistance programs in Northampton as well as Accomack County are extensive. They range from free food or groceries to medical or dental care. There is help for paying rent, mortgages, security deposits as well as electric bills. Or seek government assistance.
Many resources are offered to struggling families. Clients can also get free back to school supplies or gasoline vouchers. Or try a charity for medications, get free Christmas toys from churches, and other social services in Accomack region.
Accomack Interfaith Crisis Council - The agency may be able to provide financial help to those individuals and families who are in a crisis situation. Aid may be provided for energy bills, rent, housing, medical care, food, and other emergency services. Applicants to the council will need to be screened by third party groups such as Social Services, the Salvation Army, and the Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging/Community Action Agency. Approved applicants to the council will receive funds and cash grants from the AICC council to pay bills.
Accomack County Department of Social Services - They strictly provide utility and energy bill help, and primarily for cooling bills. Cooling Assistance offered by social services can help the low to moderate income with paying for cooling equipment purchases (such as fans or air conditioners) or repairs to existing equipment. Funds can also be used to help pay electric bills. Dial 757 787-1530
Northampton Social Ministry - If you are facing a crisis or financial hardship, then Northampton Social Society Ministry may be able to provide help, as they can both gather and disperse resources aid to residents of Northampton County who are dealing with economic crisis. Some of the financial assistance and services provided include financial assistance with rent, fuel, electric, prescription medications and medical supplies. Seasonal resources include free school supplies or clothes for kids. Dial the Franktown Virginia agency at (757)442-3481.
Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging CAA, which is based in Exmore and can be reached at (757) 442-9652, is the local community action agency. The non-profit agency can direct people to both Virginia and federal government assistance programs as well as local charities and non-profits. They are one of the top places to turn to for all sorts of needs, including mortgage payments, foreclosure prevention, medical help, information on Virginia Section 8 housing and rent assistance.
The agency not only assists qualified low income and working poor families in Accomack and Northampton, but they also focus their services on the elderly. Case managers can direct qualified individuals to home delivered meals or job training from Senior Community Service Employment Program. They also have information on homeless prevention and grants for paying security deposits or rent, both of which are available in Virginia. Or, explore utility bill programs such as weatherization. Click here more information on Eastern Shore community action.
Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission - This agency is involved in providing temporary financial assistance, cash grants and various other housing services as part of the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program. For example, the program provides housing relocation and stabilization services to both families and individuals who are facing an eviction, who are currently homeless or would be homeless but for financial assistance and cash grants that may be provided by this government program.
Examples of the type of cash grants as well as temporary financial assistance provided by the rapid rehousing and homeless prevention program includes money for rental assistance, security and utility deposits, utility and cooling bill payments, moving cost, and motel or hotel vouchers if you have no other options. There may also be loans used in some cases.
To continue with the assistance programs offered, temporary assistance and services for housing relocation and stabilization include housing search and placement, case management, free or low cost legal services, landlord/tenant mediation and credit repair. Call (757)787-2936 for more information.
There are other resources as well. Both national and local charities as well as churches support the rural Virginia area as well as shoreline. Various financial aid, free items, and more is given to those who qualify. Find a list of bill paying programs from charities.
Cape Charles, Trinity United Methodist Church - This church runs a food center and soup kitchen. It offers free food and groceries once per week as well as free Thanksgiving or holiday (Christmas) meals or gifts. Dial (757)331-1921
Foodbank on the Eastern Shore - Over 20 agencies partner with this primary food bank for Accomack and Northampton County Virginia. The free food is distributed through 25 agencies including emergency food pantries, shelters, and elderly care centers. Call (757)787-2557
Onley Community Health Center, Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. - This is a low cost or free community clinic for Accomac and Northampton Counties. It may be able to provides a private, non-profit health provider offering residents all phases of primary medical care, dental aid and lab service. Call (757)787-7374.