Stafford County Assistance Programs.
Local social services and find emergency aid
One of the non-profit agencies that also helps people in Stafford County Virginia is the Catholic Charities of the Arlington Diocese, Fredericksburg. They offer qualified individuals a variety of assistance programs. Includes financial assistance for paying bills, and other programs. The agency is a private, non-profit, nonsectarian agency that provides its services to all local. Resources and services offered to those in need include family, individual, and crisis pregnancy counseling; funds for paying for a crisis (such as rent help and utility assistance); infant foster care and adoption services. Call the agency at (540) 371-1124, or click here for additional details.
A place to turn to for crisis assistance is S.E.R.V.E. The non-profit provides emergency financial assistance and cash grants for those families in a crisis or short term hardship. People can get help that includes free food boxes and groceries, utility and heating bill help, access to rental assistance programs, prescription medicines and vouchers for drugs, continuing education classes, job training, holiday food baskets and even school supplies such as books and clothes. The phone number is (540) 288-9603.
Housing and rent programs - Whether it is a grant, free legal advice, funds for paying rent to stop an eviction, assistance is available. Several different churches as well as charities work with social services to end homelessness in the community. The aid tends to go to low income families with a source of income. Other programs include:
- -Security deposit help.
- -Loans for bills or rent as well.
- -Shelter and transitional housing.
- -Applications to benefits ranging from SSI to section 8 housing.
- -Read more on rental assistance in Stafford County.
Food and nutrition programs
The Stafford Area Food Bank may be able to provide free food and groceries. The non-profit charity organization will obtains and also they will distribute nutritious free groceries and free foods to member agencies, including local charities and non-profits. The organization handles this task while developing various assistance programs and other partnerships to help eliminate hunger in the local county. (540) 371-7666
Non-profit - Several other food pantries are in the region. Many partner with Feeding America, the United Way, or other groups. They provide everything from free groceries to “brown lunch” bags for meals, snacks for children, and hot meals to the homeless. The food banks mostly have limited hours, so call in advance before stopping by. Hundreds of low to moderate income families get help each month though. More on food pantries in Stafford County.
Free legal services and aid
If you can’t afford a lawyer, the Rappahannock Legal Services, Inc. can provide free legal advice, representation and other services in civil legal matters to the elderly, low-income persons, and the disabled. The firm is partially funded by the United Way. Free legal services are provided in foreclosure cases, utility service disconnections, child and spousal support cases, and more. Dial (540) 371-1105, or click here to get more information on Virginia free legal advice.
Free medical clinic, dental, and health care services
Low income, under and uninsured families and individuals can access free health care services from the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic. The health care clinic provides a large number of both dental and medical care at no cost or charge to both low-income and uninsured patients in the area. The facility use the services of a wide variety of doctors, nurses, and other volunteer health care professionals. They also take advantage of partnerships with other providers and local hospitals. Dial (540) 741-1096 to learn more about the medical services, or to make an appointment.
Senior programs and services.
Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging (phone (540) 371-3375) runs programs for the elderly and senior citizens. The agency serves to meet the needs of and acts as an advocate for low income, socially disadvantaged elderly in the Stafford County area. Read more Virginia Agency on Aging.