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Updates to Events due to Coronavirus

  • Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is committing $10 million to help meet the immediate needs of warriors who are in urgent and significant financial crisis due to the loss of household income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. We are asking able companies and foundations to join the effort to support our nation’s heroes by matching the $10 million commitment. 

  • COVID-19 Response - Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore --The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore is carefully monitoring developments regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our community. We will continue to serve our community as effectively as we can for as long as we can. Important updates - 

  • Guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on keeping our household finances together. The post is embedded with links to key resources. 

  • Important Information for Unemployment Insurance - If you have filed an unemployment insurance application (UI), you must then file a weekly claim for each week or you will NOT be paid!  VEC recommends you do this on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday of each week if you remain unemployed and want to be paid for the prior week.  You can complete and submit your weekly UI payment request by calling 1-800-897-5630. You can also find more information by visiting our website at

  • Virginia Beach Public Schools Extended Closure Food Services Options - See Flyer

  • Portsmouth Public Schools Food Services - COVID 19 - See Flyer

  • Chesapeake Public Schools Food Services - See Flyer

  • As we all navigate this difficult time in dealing with COVID-19, here are some resources and services that can help ease the pain and continue education..

    • EveryoneOn is a nonprofit organization can assist families with obtaining Internet equipment resources at a discount if you meet certain income requirements.

    • Cox Connect2Compete Program families must meet certain income guidelines to get the $9.95 per month rate

    • Goodwill Thrift Stores (Microsoft certified devices): Use the link to search for a local store location and call first to see if that store carries computers. All stores do NOT sell technology devices, but there are many locations on the Southside from which to choose.

    • Local Pawn Shops!directory/map : use the link to input the zip code to find a local pawn shop where one may purchase low-cost Internet devices (tablets, laptops, computers)

    • Apartment communities: check with local apartment managers for the availability of business centers or computer rooms on the property.

    • Don't forget to utilize the distance education programs by your assigned adult & continuing education teachers!


  • Childcare Away toll-free Parent Referral line- 1-866-KIDS-TLC or email and one of their Referral specialists will assist parents in locating alternative child care options.

  • Unemployment Insurance Information - See Flyer for Details 

  • Grandfamilies as Parents - Resources to Help

  • Tenants and Evictions during COVID-19 Crisis - See Flyers below for details.

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  • VA Health Care Providers - See Flyer for updates regarding COVID-19 - 

  • United Way of South Hampton Roads’ purpose is to be there for our neighbors who need us most, so we’ve decided to step up and lead the coronavirus response effort. We believe that with our existing relationships with cities and schools, health and human service agencies, and corporate partners, we are uniquely suited to respond to this community need.

    We have created a coronavirus response hotline 757-858-7777 and additional resources can be found at our website:


  • VIRGINIA DMV CLOSES CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERS AND EXTENDS CREDENTIALS - Effective March 18, all Virginia DMV customer service centers are closed until April 2. Driver and vehicle credentials have been extended 60 days. Learn more about DMV’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) at

  • Guide for Displaced Workers - See Flyer for details

  • The YMCA of South Hampton Roads will be providing emergency child care services for essential personnel such as
    first responders, health care workers, police, firefighters, and military during the COVID-19 pandemic. - See Flyer for Details

  • Virginia Medicaid is Taking Action to Fight COVID-19 - See Flyer for Details

  • Frequently Asked Questions for Workers during COVID-19 - See flyer for Details

  • Virginia Employment Comission - The VEC has created a video tutorial to help walk you through the initial Unemployment online filing process. You can find it on their website and YouTube channel at

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Crisis Assistance Program - See Flyer for details

  • Virginia’s SNAP Program to Issue Emergency Benefits Today - See Flyer for Details

  • Virginia Extends Certification Period for Its Core Assistance Programs - See Flyer for Details

  • Message From The Norfolk WIC Program - See Flyer

  • IRS NON-FILERS - This link is just for non-filers. Please check this same site periodically for an additional link for those who may need to update their banking or address information.

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