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Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2019
Virginia Caregiver Respite Program
Fuel Assistance
Crisis Assistance
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Virginia CommonHelp Application - Apply online for state social services

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Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2019

From mid-April to December, Fairfax County's farmers markets come to life with a feast for the senses. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, freshly baked bread and pastries are available, along with cheeses, fresh eggs, meats and other foods. Some vendors also carry gardening plants of all sizes.

All products sold are produced by vendors within 125 miles of Fairfax County so you can be assured that the produce you purchase at Park Authority Farmers Markets is fresh, locally-grown and consistently good. Stop by and shop at your local Farmers Market today!

Four Farmers Market locations accept SNAP/EBT cards for payment of goods: McCutcheon/Mount Vernon, Lorton, Herndon and Reston. Thanks to the Virginia Fresh Match Program, select markets match up to $20 per market visit for FREE fruits and veggies!

More information online at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/ or call 703-642-0128, TTY 711.

In addition to the Fairfax County farmers markets, Capital Area Food Bank offers a farmers market-style food distribution of fresh produce at Southgate Community Center, 12125 Pinecrest Road in Reston. Schedule is every 2nd Saturday year-round from 10 a.m. to noon. 


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Virginia Caregiver Respite Program

Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program

The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program (VLRVP) provides reimbursement vouchers to Virginia caregiverswho resides full-time, in the same household as the person receiving care, for the cost of temporary, short-term respite care provided to individuals, of any age, with a documented disability or special need. VLRVP is focusing on people with dementia and grandparents or relative caregivers providing care to a childnot more than 18 years of age or an individual 19 to 59 years of age with a severe disability.

Priority will be given to assist those caregivers with the greatest social and economic need. Respite funding is limited to $400 per family thru July 31, 2021, or untilfunds are exhausted. Funds may NOT be used to reimburse household expenses ordaycare (to go to work or other daycare). Due to limited funds, not all eligible applications will be approved and households that received a pastbenefit will be ineligible.


Go to website for more details and application.


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Fuel Assistance

Fuel Assistance

The Fuel Assistance program helps eligible households with low-income with the costs of heating their homes. Applications are from the second Tuesday in October until the second Friday in November. (October 8, 2019 through November 8, 2019)

Click here for more information online or call the Department of Family Services’ Energy Assistance phone line at 703-787-3100, TTY 711 or fax 703-643-1355.


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Crisis Assistance

CrisisAssistance Program

The Crisis Assistance programhelps households in emergency situations by providing primary heat securitydeposits and funding the repair or replacement of heating equipment StartingJanuary 1, it can also be used to pay for bills for utilities that are indanger of being disconnected Applicationsare being accepted November 1 through March 15.

Click here for moreinformation online or call the Department of Family Services’ Energy Assistancephone line at 703-787-3100, TTY 711 or fax 703-643-1355.

 

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month



Get Involved

Fairfax County is sponsoring a series of events to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to help you Be. the. One. Play a Part.


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Virginia CommonHelp Application - Apply online for state social services

 

CommonHelp is the Commonwealth of Virginia's fast and easy way to apply online for many Virginia social services assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Energy Assistance and Child Care. Through a single online site, you can find out what assistance you might be eligible for and submit one application saving you time and effort.

The website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Fairfax County to find out if they might be able to get: 

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If you already know you are eligible for services, a Virginia Commonhelp account will allow you to quickly and easily:

  • Check and renew benefits

  • Link your account to a specific case

  • Report changes to your account

  • Update your account information

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