Services

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  Under the Food Stamp Act and USDA policy, discrimination is prohibited also on the basis of religion or political beliefs.  To file a complaint of discrimination, contact USDA or HHS. Write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, S.W. Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (Federal Relay Service) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  Write HHS, Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 506-F, 200 Independence Ave, S.W. Washington D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (202) 619-3257 (TTY).  USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers.

You can now apply for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamp Program) and Medicaid on line.  Please apply at:  commonhelp.virginia.gov

Local programs must be accessed by visiting our office at 10069, Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485.


Eligibility

Food Bank:

Definition: We maintain a canned/boxed donated goods food-bank. The bank is for emergency situations only where food can be provided which will last one or two days.

Eligible Clients: Residents of King George who are without food for the day/night.

Eligibility Requirements: Residency only.

Number of times accessible: Once per month until Food Stamps begin to arrive. On an emergency basis only.

Food Stamps:

Definition: Federally Funded Program designed to supplement food requirements for families.

Eligible Clients: Residents of King George County.

Eligibility Requirements: Residency, Income, Resources, and Household Composition.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

Medicaid:

Definition: Supplemental Health Insurance.

Eligible Clients: Residents of King George County.

Eligibility Requirements: Must meet a State established Category of Eligibility, residency, income, and resources.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

CMSIP/FAMIS:

Definition: State Sponsored Children's Medical Insurance Program.

Eligible Clients: Residents of King George between the ages of birth through 19.

Eligibility Requirements: Residency, not eligible for Medicaid, not eligible nor have access to insurance programs through parents' medical plans, family income, and resources.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

State and Local Hospitalization:

Definition: Supplemental Hospital Coverage.

Eligible Clients: Residents of King George.

Eligibility Requirements: Residency, income, resources, and the facility must be an eligible provider.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

General Relief:

Definition: Program to assist with rent, utilities, prescriptions, or limited medical visits.

Eligible Clients: King George residents not receiving Medicaid, SSI, or TANF/VIEW assistance.

Eligibility Requirements: Residency, and must have a crisis situation (i.e. Turn Off notice or Eviction Notice, etc.) as the result of a loss of income or a dramatic change in his/her employment, within the last 30 days

Number of times accessible: One time in a twelve-month period.

Auxiliary Grant Funding:

Definition: Supplemental payment to a "Home for Adults".

Eligible Clients: King George residency.

Eligibility Requirements: Income, resources, and residency.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF):

Definition: A temporary (limited to 60 months during a lifetime) financial subsidy to assist with the financial needs of children.

Eligible Clients: King George residents with children.

Eligibility Requirements: Household composition (the children must be living with a relative of a specified degree), income, resources, residency and, absent parents must be referred to the Department of Child Support Enforcement.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW):

Definition: Employment service program designed to promote and assist eligible TANF customers in achieving self-sufficiency.

Eligible Clients: King George residents receiving TANF.

Eligibility Requirements: Household composition, income, resources, and residency. All applicants must be eligible for TANF. This can be a mandatory program or a volunteer program depending on the household situation.

Number or times accessible: Must inquire.

Fuel Assistance:

Definition: Financial Program, supplement to assist with fuel costs during specified seasons.

Eligible Clients: King George residents.

Eligibility Requirements: Residency, income and resources.

Number of times accessible: Once per season (November through March).

Christmas Program:

Definition: Community based program designed to assist with items for children through donations from local residents, businesses, and Churches.

Eligible Clients: King George residents.

Eligibility Requirements: Children from birth to 16, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities. Children must not be in a truancy status, or have any delinquency issues pending.

Number of times accessible: Once per season.

Thanksgiving Program:

Definition: Provide food assistance for families through donations from local residents, businesses, and Churches.

Eligible Clients: King George residents.

Eligibility Requirements: Must meet food stamp eligibility requirements, exceptions are the elderly and/or disabled individuals.

Number of times accessible: Once per season.

Services

Indoor Plumbing Program:

Definition: State sponsored program designed to install running water, sewage, bathrooms, and/or kitchens.

Eligible Clients: King George landowners.

Eligibility Requirements: No running water, must be homeowner with a deed, must be willing to contract with the State.

Number of times accessible: One time only.

Hinton Medical Fund:

Definition: Private donation to assist with prescriptions and medical appointments. Funds are limited and may not be available.

Eligible Clients: King George residents.

Eligibility Requirements: Income, resources, and residency.

Number of times accessible: Limited to once per year.

Special Welfare:

Definition: Donated funds designated to assist with utilities, rent, or emergency needs. Limited to $100.00 per occurrence.

Eligible Clients: King George residents.

Eligibility Requirements: Must be able to demonstrate that they can meet the obligation with the assistance of the $100.00.

Number of times accessible: One time per year.

Day Care:

VIEW Day Care:

Definition: Federally funded program for full, partial, and before/after school day care.

Eligibility Requirements: Children of King George parents who are in good standing and actively participating in the VIEW program. No parental co-pay is required with this program.

VIEW Transitional Day Care:

Definition: Federally funded program for full, partial, and before/after school day care.

Eligibility Requirements: King George parents who have successfully transitioned out of the VIEW program yet still require day care assistance for up to 12 months. There is a parental co-pay assessed in this program.

View AFDC (TANF) Working Child Day Care:

Definition: Federally funded program for full, partial, and before/after school day care.

Eligibility Requirements: King George parents who are receiving TANF. There is no parental co-pay if they meet the eligibility/income criteria.

CDC Fee at Risk:

Definition: Federally funded program for full, partial, and before/after school day care for parents who are employed, are in an approved educational/training program, or are in need of protective services.

Eligibility Requirements: Residency and income. A parental co-pay is assessed for this program.

Transitional Day Care:

Definition: Federally funded program for full, partial, and before/after school day care for parents whose TANF case has closed.

Eligibility Requirements: Residency and income. A parental co-pay is assessed for this program.

AFDC (TANF) Working Day Care:

Definition: Federally funded program for full, partial, and before/after school day care for parents who are drawing TANF and are employed.

Eligibility Requirements: Residency and income. No parental co-pay is assessed for this program.

Ongoing Services:

Definition: This program is designed to provide in-home services to families that have a founded CPS complaint or are ordered by the Court to participate in services that enable them to rebuild the family unit or to correct issues that have placed children at risk. These services include, but are not limited to: counseling, in-home therapy, parenting classes, monitoring, case management, and daycare.

Eligible Clients: King George residency.

Eligibility Requirements: Court Orders, and/or a Founded CPS.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

Family Preservation:

Definition: This program is designed to provide families with stabilization and support services. These services identify needs, provide necessary referrals, monitor progress, provide for family counseling, intensive in-home therapy, parenting classes, case management, some assistance with housing, utilities, and transportation.

Eligible Clients: "At Risk" King George residents.

Eligibility Requirements: Court ordered, voluntary inquiry, or agency identified as "AT Risk".

Number of times accessible: As needed.

Home Studies:

Definition: In depth studies completed in the homes of county residents and submitted to the Court for action on custody/adoption issues.

Eligibility requirements: Requests from King George residents and Court Ordered studies. A fee may be assessed for this service, fees are based on household income levels.

Child Protective Services:

To report child abuse, please call the State Child Abuse Hotline - 1-800-552-7096

Adult Protective Services:

Definition: Investigative arm which is necessary to prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation of the elderly or disabled.

Eligible Clients: King George residents who are incapacitate eighteen years of age or older and/or persons sixty years of age who are at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation without regard to income.

Eligibility Requirements: Residency, disability, or age.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

Assistance Elderly/Disabled:

Definition: Direct services which are necessary to prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation of the elderly or disabled. Services can include, but are not limited to financial assistance with rent/utilities, counseling, home repairs, transportation, food, prescriptions, fuel, etc.

Eligible Clients: King George residents who are disabled and eighteen years of age or older, and/or persons sixty years of age who are at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Eligibility Requirements: Income, resources, and residency.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

Adult Services Home Based Companion Program:

Definition: Federally funded program which allows for a companion aid in the home for no more than 20 hours per week to provide basic assisted living services.

Eligible Clients: King George residents.

Eligibility Requirements: Age, disability, income, resources, and residency.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

Community Based Services:

Definition: Special programs worked in conjunction with DSS to provide local assistance where Federal/State funding is not available or where benefits have been exhausted. Services can include but are not limited to: Rental assistance, rent deposits, utility assistance, mentoring, financial counseling, religious counseling, food, meeting material needs, prescriptions, medical expenses, eye glasses, transportation, parenting classes, teen programs, etc. Referrals are made by Social Workers.

Eligible Clients: King George residents.

Eligibility Requirements: Differ with each referral.

Number of times accessible: Differ with each program.

Domestic Violence

Definition: Any family in crisis where abuse of any nature occurs between family members living at the same address can access counseling services, referrals to other domestic violence agency, shelter assistance, court advocacy, and other types of assistance that may be needed to prevent further disruption to the family unit. This service is geared to prevention but extends into services after adjudication has occurred.

Eligible Clients:  King George residents.

Eligibility Requirements: Differ with each referral.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

Foster Care:

Definition: State sponsored temporary housing program for children entering Foster Care via a court order, permanent entrustment agreement between the parents (legal custodian) and DSS or a temporary entrustment (limited to 90 days) agreement between the parents (legal custodian) and DSS.

Eligible Clients: King George Children under the age of 18.

Foster Care Prevention:

Definition: Services designed to prevent children from entering into foster care. These services can include but are not limited to in-home counseling, mentoring, parenting classes, referrals to services, case management, and temporary entrustments agreements between the agency and parents (legal custodians).

Eligible Clients: King George residents with court orders, or voluntary requests from parents.

Eligibility Requirements: Income, resources, fund availability, and residency.

Number of times accessible: As needed.

Adoptions:

Definition: A social and legal process which establishes the relationship of parent and child between people who do not have this relationship by birth. It provides the same rights and obligations that exist between children and their birth parents.

Eligible Clients: King George residents.

Eligibility Requirements: Court Ordered services.

Services provided: Home studies, subsidies, placement services, and limited legal assistance.

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