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Spotsylvania County assistance programs.

Low income families get get financial help or free assistance from churches, charities, DSS or non-profits. These groups emergency financial aid. Find grants or loans to help with back rent or security deposits, grants to pay electric or utility bills, mortgage payments, free groceries from pantries, and even medical or dental care. Learn where to apply for help in Spotsylvania County with those bills as well as how to get transportation, debt help, job training, and other support.

Get free medical and health care services

The Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic provides free primary health care services to those who individuals and families are unable to pay for their own private medical care. They provide a variety of dental and medical services for uninsured residents of Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, Caroline, Stafford and King George counties of Virginia. Some of the medical services provided are below. The list is just a sampling, and there are others.

The Clinic provides primary, non-emergency health care for more of so called minor health problems such as a sore throat. They hold Tuesday and Thursday evening clinics, and will refer patients to medical specialists when appropriate. Some of the basic diagnostic testing that is offered includes laboratory services and radiology in partnership with MediCorp Health System. They also have some specialty medical care services, such as a clinic for Patients with Chronic Diseases, Gynecology Clinic, and also referrals to health care specialists when appropriate and needed.

Dental care services provided from Tuesday and Thursday evening clinics include cleanings, fillings, Extractions, and Dental Hygiene only. Find additional ways to get help with dental bills. Learn more help paying dental bills.

There is also a prescription medicine program. Free or discounted prescription medications are provided from an on-site licensed pharmacy. As most people know, accessing affordable prescription medications can be difficult, especially in today’s weak economy. The Community Pharmacy that is available on site helps medical patients make the most of available resources by providing them with low-cost prescription medications to those who qualify for aid.




People who do qualify for help from the Community Pharmacy that is managed by Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic can receive more than 100 free or discounted medications that will treat patients with a wide variety of conditions including diabetes, depression, asthma, heart disease, and more.

The clinic is located at 1301 Sam Perry Boulevard, Suite 100 in Fredericksburg Virginia. Dial (540) 741-1061. Also locate additional Virginia dental centers.

Spotsylvania crisis programs for paying bills

If government aid can’t help you, then try calling the Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns. Call them at (540)582-2465. The non-profit agency may be able to offer emergency financial assistance, including cash payments for paying bills such as water bills, electric, rent, housing expenses, fuel, and medical and health care needs. The agency can also provides holiday assistance for Thanksgiving and Christmas such as meals and gifts, emergency free food from the food pantry and offers household furniture and appliances from the Thrift Shop. Financial assistance and cash grants are provided once every six months; emergency food and groceries from food pantry once every three months.

Spotsylvania County Social Services – A main program they run is for paying utility, heating, and cooling bills. They may be able to help eligible lower income households when Fuel Assistance or other government resources, such as LIHEAP, cannot meet the need. Emergencies addressed can include inoperable or unsafe heating or cooling equipment, lack of heat, or utility disconnections.

Energy Bill Crisis Assistance may include payment of utility bills or security deposit; money to buy a portable space heater; replacement or repair of heating equipment, and more. Assistance during the summer is offered too. This can include funds to purchase or repair cooling equipment or money for cooling or air conditioning bills. Free fans or AC units may be offered.





Other social services provided from the office may include food stamps, the WIC program, and more. Uninsured Spotsylvania residents can also learn about government and public health care programs and plans too. Call for advice, referrals and public aid. 9019 Old Battlefield Blvd, 2nd Fl, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553. Telephone (540)507-7898, or read more on public assistance in Virginia.

Fredericksburg, Redeemer Lutheran Church – Free food is offered for residents of the City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County. Emergency financial aid may be paid out for utilities too. 5120 Harrison Rd, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407. Call (540)898-4748.

Fredericksburg, American Red Cross Rappahannock Area Chapter provides a Military Family Assistance program. This non-profit provides services to military families. Some of the resources offered include access to financial assistance, emergency communications that link them with their families back home, counseling, information on government aid, and assistance to veterans of the military too. Dial (540)735-0500

Peace United Methodist Church – Families with a utility disconnection notice may apply for utility bill assistance in the amount of $25 for electric and natural gas bills. Only the first four callers on Thursdays may be accepted. 801 Maple Grove Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407, main number is (540)786-8585

Spotsylvania Salvation Army can be called at (540)373-3431. The church works with Dominion Power to help with paying heating and cooling bills. Apply for financial aid at your local Departments of Social Services office. Also, limited funds are offered for rent payments, mortgage, utilities, food, prescription medications and clothing to persons who are in need due to an emergency or drastic change in circumstances.

Additional Social Services from this national charity may provide assessment and referrals for public assistance. Any type of monetary assistance is limited to once per year. Applicants will need to usually meet with a Salvation Army case manager as part of the application process. More on the Spotsylvania County Salvation Army.

Catholic Charities - This agency has locations across Virginia, including in Spotsylvania and the eastern and northern part of the state. While they do have limited financial aid for expenses such as utilities, rent, or medications, the organization administers a number of other resources. For example social workers from the charity can provide, or refer the low income to the following. Clothing, transitional housing, senior assistance programs, food, and resources for immigrants. They even run an automobile program. Read more Spotsylvania Catholic Charities.





Wilderness Community Church - Also offers rent and utility assistance to needy families up to $50. Other resources provide a clothing give-away to the low income up to twice a year in the Spring and Fall, free school supplies for the children at the Fall clothing give-away, and Turkey Dinners for the community at Thanksgiving.

The church also serves hot meals at the Thurman Brisben Center, offers Thanksgiving Basket distributions, and administers the Christmas Angel Tree program for children. Location is 10501 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553, dial (540)972-8808, or find more assistance from Wilderness Community Church.

Saint Vincent de Paul Conference – People can apply for help in paying rent, doctor bills, utilities, receive bus tickets, prescription medication, and almost anything else that constitutes an emergency. Call (540)898-8065 for information and locations.

Central Virginia Housing Coalition – The non-profit serves as an approved administrator for the Virginia Housing Development Authority, including running mortgage loan programs for borrowers. Eligible families must be able to qualify for a loan and meet all qualifications. Other housing assistance includes support with down payment and closing costs. Dial (540)604-9943 Ext 211 for intake. Or locate additional Virginia foreclosure assistance programs.

Low income families and the working poor can get free holiday assistance. Christmas toys, meals and turkey dinners (including at Thanksgiving), Angel Tree or Toys for Tots, and much more is offered to struggling residents. Find more details on free Christmas help in Spotsylvania County.

Quin Rivers, Inc. – Financial assistance, grants, and loans can be given to help with paying rent/mortgage payments.  Aid is part of The Homeless Intervention Program, and this can assist people who are at risk of becoming homeless so due to a temporary crisis or hardship. 10718 Ballantraye Dr.  Suite 402, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407, (804)966-8720

Housing and rent programs - Low income families that are out of all other options can apply for no-interest loans or (in some cases) cash grants. The goal is to provide short term rental help to stop an imminent eviction while long term support is arranged. Services support tenants of all backgrounds, including single moms, veterans, and the disabled. Locate rent assistance programs in Spotsylvania County.





Charities and regional food banks

In an effort to limit (or end) hunger, there are many charities that provide everything from free boxes of food to meals, cooking classes, and applications to USDA programs. The Spotsylvania County organizations support senior citizens, the disabled, children, and others with their nutritional needs.

Some of the primary food pantries to call on for help are as follows. Many also offer seasonal support, such as Christmas meals, summer snacks for students, as well as clothing and more.

  • St. Vincent de Paul is a church on Courthouse Road. They provide holiday meals, free toiletries from a thrift store, food vouchers, and operate a pantry too.
  • Craigs Baptist can be reached at (540) 582-5033. The pantry requires an appointment.
  • There are many other locations to try, both for food or a meal from a soup kitchen. Find Spotsylvania County food pantries.

By Jon McNamara

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