Loudoun County Assistance Programs.
There is no dedicated community action agency in Loudoun County Virginia. Instead families and individuals that need help with bills and financial assistance should instead contact the County of Loudoun, Department of Family Services at (703) 777-0353 for information and details on assistance programs.
Foreclosure assistance and loss mitigation counseling
People in trouble with their monthly mortgage payments can take advantage of this resource. It was created for those people in the community who are either currently in a foreclosure or who are in jeopardy of foreclosure. Work one on one with with a HUD approve mortgage counselor.
The county recommends that the first thing to do if you are struggling with your monthly payments and/or are in danger of a foreclosure, you need to call the loss mitigation department at your lender or mortgage company. The lender may be able to provide you with help in the form of a loan modification or they may offer a forbearance plan.
If you try to contact your lender and have no success, then go ahead and do not hesitate to call the Community Support Unit at the Department of Family Services at 703-777-0353 for foreclosure counseling or for other assistance with your housing payments. Also, click here for additional Virginia foreclosure programs.
Dental cleaning and free help
This dental program provides free dental services and cleaning for adults and others who meet program requirements, including certain income levels. Dental services are provided by various partnerships between local dentists as well as public and private providers. Please call the agency at 703-777-0353.
Rent assistance and homeless prevention
Another primary resource is the Homeless Intervention Program (HIP). This program was created to help people facing an eviction from their home or apartment, and can even aid people who may be homeless from a foreclosure. The number one goal is to prevent eviction or stop a foreclosure that may be resulting from the individuals or family’s temporary loss of income. The program can also assist homeless persons by providing them with start up funds. For example, the agency can provide people with security deposits, utility deposits and/or first month’s rent to get them into a home.
Call 703-777-0353 to learn more about the housing and eviction prevention program, or another option for information on government grants for rental expenses is the Department of Family Services. They may issue loans though to low income families to assist them with any rental expenses. More on Eviction Prevention in Loudoun.
There is also emergency rental as well as deposit help from non-profits in the county. There may be money issued from churches, Loudoun County charities, and non-profit organizations among others. Qualified families, including single moms or senior citizens, are often beneficiaries to financial help. Read Loudoun County rent and housing assistance programs.
Emergency financial and supportive assistance
This program from social services helps people in a crisis. Social case workers and other professionals in this assistance program can aid people with housing expenses and rent payments, provide individuals with access to medical and dental visits, vouchers for free and discounted prescriptions, utility and heating bill assistance, clothes, free food, and many other needs.
This assistance program also serves and partners with other local charities and non-profits, and professionals will act as the liaison to many other community resources and local charities, such as the Transitional Housing Program, the Adult Dental Clinic; the Lions’ Club Vision Program, various local churches, and even agencies such as the United Way.
Call the Department of Family Services at 703-777-0353 to learn more or apply, or find more details on Loudoun County Department of Family Services.
Salvation Army of Loudoun County Virginia offers several services. Among them include the Washington Area Fuel Fund utility bill assistance program, which runs from January - May unless funds are depleted earlier. The charity can also offer emergency financial assistance and grants for rent, for utilities such as water and electric bills, home heating, and prescription medications. The Salvation Army may also have vouchers of up to $15 for household items and clothing from the thrift store. 10 Cardinal Park Dr., Leesburg, Virginia 20175, call (703)771-3371. Read more on resources available.
FISH of Middleburg covers Western Loudoun County. May have temporary financial assistance for paying rent, utilities, medications and other expenses, such as health care bills. They also run several volunteer programs too. P O Box 232, Middleburg, Virginia 20118, phone (540)687-8771
Sterling, Link, Inc. – If you are referred by a social worker, then you may be able to qualify for emergency grants and cash assistance. There is also a food pantry in Ashburn and other resources available. Anyone seeking financial aid needs a referral from a social worker. P. O. Box 443, Sterling, VA 20167, call (703)437-1776, or read LINK assistance programs.
Loudoun Volunteers of America - They offer some non-financial aid, as noted below. This non-profit also operates housing centers in the region, with a focus on homeless and eviction prevention. Read more.
During the fall and winter months, charities and social service in Loudoun County offer free holiday gifts, toys, and meals. Assistance is provided as donations allow. Children from low income households as well as seniors are given priority. Read Loudoun County free Christmas assistance.
Middleburg For Immediate Sympathetic Help is a local non-profit that provides temporary financial assistance and cash grants to people and families in need in Western Loudoun. Residents can only apply at most every six months. PO Box 507, Middleburg, VA 20118, (540)687-8771.
Trinity Episcopal Church – This charity serves residents of Middleburg, Purcellville, and Aldie only. It can offer limited amounts of financial aid, with a focus on housing, rent, medical, and utilities. 9108 John Mosby Hwy, Upperville, Virginia 20185, call (540)592-3343
Loudoun Interfaith Relief runs one of the main pantries in the area. The low income, homeless, and poor from Leesburg Virginia and nearby towns can avail themselves of the center. Clients can also tend to get information on emergency shelters and transitional housing that may be available. Learn more.
NVFS office in Loudoun - The non-profit assists low income families. Clients are immigrants or the working poor. The non-profit can offer everything from emergency financial aid to budgeting and debt reduction classes. Other resources include legal advice and referrals to medical or dental care. Click here.
Operation Homefront, Northern Virginia Chapter offers aid for military members and their families. A number of emergency relief programs are administered. They mostly refer people to other non-profit agencies, like the United Way, Salvation Army, or federal government programs. They do focus on people in a very difficult situation, such as facing eviction or utility disconnection. In addition, once the immediate crisis of the military member is addressed, Operation Homefront will make sure the client receives the education and assistance needed to ensure long-term family stability. Operation Homefront can be reached at N VA PO Box 650220, Sterling, Virginia 20165, telephone number is (800)779-5903
Medical care and clinics
Loudoun Free Clinic offers pre-qualified adults with free, acute non-emergency medical care. Some of the services offered include treatment of non-emergency, acute, patient education, assistance for chronic health problems, prescription medications, lab work, and referrals to other health providers and hospitals as needed. 224-B Cornwall Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20175. Call (703)779-5416 for intake.
Food and non-financial aid in Loudoun County
Several churches, non-profits, and other centers can help low income families, seniors, and others who are less fortunate. Families can receive free food, limited help for paying bills and basic needs, assistance around the holidays, and access to other services. Some of the locations are listed below.
- Community Church Christian Ministries - Ashburn, Virginia. Call (571)-209-5000. A market is offered at this location.
- Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc., Leesburg, Virginia. Dial (571)258-3033. Food, clothes, groceries, and other assistance may be provided.
- Many other charities offer free food and hunger prevention services. Find more Leesburg area food pantries.