To see the most up to date information on resources, please visit the United Way of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro’s website: Click here for local resources (unitedwaysaw.org)
ASSISTANCE TO PAY FOR PROGRAMS
Department of Social Services
The Child Care Subsidy Program assists families in paying childcare costs for children under age 13 who are not eligible to attend public school during the part of the day when public education is available, or children with special needs under age 18 who reside with the applicant. If you are eligible and are approved for services, the Subsidy Program can pay a portion of your childcare costs directly to the childcare provider. To apply for subsidy childcare, visit: www.commonhelp.virginia.gov.
For additional information, visit: www.childcare.virginia.gov
Shenandoah Valley Department of Social Services (Waynesboro Office)
1200 Shenandoah Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Shenandoah Valley Department of Social Services (Staunton-Augusta Office)
68 Dick Huff Lane
Verona, VA 24482
SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
Infant & Toddler Connection
The Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia provides early intervention support and services to infants and toddlers from birth to age three who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development. Early intervention support and services focus on increasing the child’s participation in family and community activities that are important to the family. In addition, support and services help parents and other caregivers find ways to help the child learn through everyday activities. Support and services are available for all eligible children and their families regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
For additional information, visit: www.tcv.online.
Augusta Highland (Augusta County, Highland County)
68 Dick Huff Lane, Verona, VA 24482
Staunton-Waynesboro (Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro)
85 Sangers Lane, Staunton, VA 24401
The goal of Virginia WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is to improve the health of pregnant women, infants, and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition and access to health care. The program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental nutritious foods, counseling at WIC clinics, and screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income, and nutrition risk requirements.
For additional information, visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/wic/.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) embodies our country’s long-standing commitment against hunger, ascertaining that everyone has access to food. Local departments of social services administer this nutrition program while supervised by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
The overall goal of SNAP is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by increasing resources for the purchase of food for a nutritious diet. Key functions, goal, and initiative:
- Improve likelihood that SNAP recipients will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food guidance.
- As a result of a disaster, family crisis, or temporary periods of unemployment, SNAP responds quickly and effectively to support communities during times of increased need
- Boosts state economies throughout local communities. Increase overall purchasing power by allowing SNAP recipients to spend money on other basic needs while these benefits cover food.
Community and public health collaborating with schools and other organizations to improve the school nutrition environment.
For additional information, visit: https://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/snap.cgi
To apply for assistance, visit: https://www.commonhelp.virginia.gov/
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank secures food from local and national sources, makes sure it is safe, and then distributes the food to hundreds of partner agencies throughout the Blue Ridge. The food bank also operates many outreach programs, delivering food directly to underserved populations in our community.
For additional information, visit: https://www.brafb.org/find-help-old/pantry-locator/
United Way of Staunton, Augusta Co. & Waynesboro Food Resource Guide
UWSAW Food Resource Guide for Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro (English): https://www.unitedwaysaw.org/sites/unitedwaysaw.org/files/Food%20only%20English.pdf
UWSAW Food Resource Guide for Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro (Spanish):
Learn English & Reading (LEARN)
Learn English and Reading Now, Inc. (LEARN English) is an adult literacy organization that provides free tutoring in English literacy skills in the Augusta County area
For additional information, visit: https://www.learnva.org/
Heating & Cooling Assistance, Health Care, Cash Assistance
To apply for assistance, visit: https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/
The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps Virginia residents pay their water and wastewater bills
For additional information, visit: https://virginialihwap.com/lihwap
Fire Life Safety Information https://www.co.augusta.va.us/government/departments-and-offices/fire-rescue/fire-life-safety
Statewide Safety Seat Program
The Statewide Safety Seat Program is a statewide child safety distribution and education program offered free of charge to eligible families.
For additional information, visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/39/2022/10/LISSDEP-Promotional-Flyer_10-2022-Eng.pdf
Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) https://medicalcloset.org/
H.E.L.P. is a Christian organization that lends medical goods free of charge to those in the community who need them.
For additional information, visit: https://medicalcloset.org/
Mutual Aid Infrastructure – Staunton Augusta and Waynesboro
Facebook group in Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro: https://www.facebook.com/groups/210048547033677
United Way of Staunton, Augusta Co. & Waynesboro Community Resource Guide
UWSAW Community Resources for Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro (English)
UWSAW Community Resources for Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro (Spanish)
Low-Cost Internet Services
Human-I-T offers income-qualified households assistance getting low-cost and free internet.
For additional information, visit: https://www.human-i-t.org/low-cost-internet/
The Internet First program is an affordable Internet designed to help families and students in low-income households to have reliable access to the Internet. It will enable them to homeschool, do homework, access educational resources and more.
For additional information, visit: https://www.internetfirst.com/apply/
Project 10Million is an initiative aimed at delivering Internet connectivity to millions of underserved student households. The program offers free Internet and free mobile hotspots – and access to low-cost laptops and tablets.
For additional information, visit: https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/project-10-million
Affordable home Internet, with faster speeds & wider eligibility to help more people get connected and stay connected.
For additional information, visit: https://mediacomc2c.com/