In a time of crisis, the Loudoun County Department of Family Services is the best government organization to go to for help. They provide various emergency assistance programs and can help families apply for government benefits. The main services provided are:
The Department of Family Services provides a monthly program to help with rent, housing or mortgage payments. There may also be assistance with things like utility bills, food, and other things that are necessary for survival. The ESS is a program that is funded by the community that it is in. This program provides connections to other resources that are in the community, such as the Lions’ Club Vision Program, the Transitional Housing Program, the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, and churches.
In order to be eligible for a grant from the county, you must meet certain income requirements and the emergency must fall under an eligible category. Funding availability and other factors may also be considered. The Department of Family Services can be reached at 703-771-5851 for more information on public aid programs and benefits.
There is also help available for people who are homeless. Loudoun County DFS provides assistance to those who have been evicted or have lost their home to foreclosure. There are many programs from which they can choose. For help with these or any other options, call 703-777-0353.
The county DFS is responsible for coordinating a variety of public assistance programs, such as Medicaid, TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Food Stamps, Fuel or Utility Bill Assistance, and more. When applying for benefits, eligibility workers meet with clients and match their needs with the appropriate state of Virginia or federal government programs.
The county will adhere to all guidelines. They include federal, state of Virginia, and local regulations in relation to income level and available resources. All assistance is given according to the documentation that the clients provide. All applications for benefits must be approved by the Virginia Department of Social Services, and benefits will be determined by social workers.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a program that helps people with housing. It is run by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The federal government gives money to support the project.
The government provides financial assistance to help low-income families pay for rent and utilities. This assistance is known as the Section 8 program. There is also help for people who are elderly or have disabilities. People can get help finding affordable housing that is easy to pay for.
The subsidy can be applied to any type of housing that is either private or public, including apartments, single family homes, duplexes, and condominiums. The housing unit that is selected must meet the standards that are set by the HUD.
Other programs related to housing that are provided by DFS include emergency rental eviction assistance, mortgage help, and foreclosure prevention. The state has a loan program that offers no-interest loans to pay for security deposits for people who are relocating or formerly homeless. This guide provides information on apartments and condominiums that are available to the general public.
Loudoun County Home Improvement provides funding to the Home Repair for the Elderly and Disabled Program to help disabled or elderly people with emergency home repairs and/or accessibility items. This program can help with some of the basic needs of the person who owns the home.
The Adult Dental Services program has connections with various private and public organizations, such as the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic and the Health Department. This allows them to offer dental services to adults in need. They work together to help Loudoun County residents get the dental care they need. Some private providers charge a small fee for help. We will look into all of the ways we can get dental care for you at an affordable cost. If you have a dental emergency, please call 703-771-5851 and speak with the Emergency Support Services unit.
The “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” program offers holiday assistance to those in need. This was created to help families in Loudoun County have a good holiday season, including Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Each year, hundreds of volunteers from Loudoun County work together to help economically disadvantaged residents. These groups and individuals work together to provide resources and services to people in need. They also advocate for policies and programs that benefit the community. Items such as food, clothes, gifts, and more may be given out.
CARE is a key partner of the holiday program. The Companion Animal Resource Effort provides resources and support to help care for animals. The Holiday Coalition also has a Pet Pantry where people in need can get free pet food. Families who are shopping for clothes, holiday food, and toys are also invited to pick up food and treats for their pets.
On-Demand Transportation is a way for people to get around without having to use a car or public transportation. This is especially helpful for people who need to go to medical or dental appointments. This service is for people who are low-income or working poor and don’t have any other way to get around. This means that if you are on Medicaid, you can use the Logisticare program to help you with transportation. This can be helpful if you need to get to doctor’s appointments or other places.
Other government benefits are available in addition to the programs that have been mentioned. The office is located at 102 Heritage Way, NE, Leesburg, Virginia 20176. The phone numbers to call are 703-777-0353 or 703-737-8411.