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Last Updated: 2020-04-06

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COVID-19 Updates, Resources and FAQ’s

City of Richmond - Preparation for and response to COVID-19

Virginia Deptartment of Social Services - COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES

Updated City Of Richmond Department of Social Services FAQ’s ENG | SPA

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    Apply For/Manage
    Benefits Online

  •   •    Food Stamps (SNAP)

  •   •    Medical Assistance (Medicaid)  

  •   •    Energy Assistance

  •   •    Child Care Services

  •   •    Temporary Assistance
              for Needy Families (TANF)


    Find Services for
    Myself or Family

  •   •    Child, Family, and
              Adult Services

  •   •    Children's Health

  •   •    Employment Assistance    

  •   •    Emergency Assistance

  •   •    Auxiliary Grants

  • Get Help with Suicide Prevention  
    for Veterans, Adults and Teens

  • Report Abuse or Neglect

  •   Report a suspected instance
    of welfare fraud

  • Get Help with Heating/
    Cooling Expenses

  • Find Other Resources in
    the Community

  • Become a Foster Parent

  • Go Online!

    Did you know you can check eligibility, apply for, review, renew and report changes to your benefits
    online? You can access CommonHelp from:

    • Your personal computer
    • A mobile phone or tablet with internet access
    • A Richmond Public Library computer
    • A n RDSS facility computer kiosk

    Visit today and skip the line!

    Our Programs

    Children, Families, and Adults (CF&A)   [ en Español ]

    The Children, Families, & Adults division focuses on ensuring that families and children are safe and
    secure in their own homes, in foster homes, and throughout the community at large.

    The office of the Children’s Services Act provides child-focused, cost-effective services
    to troubled and at-risk youth and their families. In collaboration with parents, private service providers,
    and other state and local agencies, CSA develops community and family-based plans to address the
    needs of at-risk children in their home, keeping families together whenever possible.

    The Economic Support & Independence division provides residents in need with tools and opportunities
    that promote economic stability. ES&I supplies aid for those citizens who require assistance preserving
    their own health and well-being, while also equipping them with skills that encourage self-sufficiency.

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