Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Virginia Assistance Programs and Services


  • Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-552-3431
  • Virginia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – Provides eligible Virginia families with a monthly cash payment to meet their basic needsCall: Local agency
  • Virginia Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
  • Virginia Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Virginia residents, Call: 800-552-8627
  • Virginia Family Access to Medicaid Insurance Security (FAMIS)  – Offers comprehensive services to eligible Virginia families, such as medical services and health supervision, family support, and parenting education through a home visiting model and case management approach, Call: 800-552-8627
  • Virginia Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program  – Designed to help with costs associated with health insurance premiums for eligible Virginia residents who have high medical expenses and who have private health insurance available, Call: 800-432-5924
  • Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 888-942-3663
  • Virginia National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 877-618-7282
  • Virginia Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 877-618-7282
  • Virginia School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 877-618-7282
  • Virginia Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call877-618-7282
  • Virginia Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 877-618-7282
  • Virginia Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 804-347-6706
  • Virginia Energy Assistance (EA)  – Designed to help eligible low-income households offset expenses associated with heating and/or cooling their home, Call: 800-552-3431
  • Virginia Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 804-371-7000
  • Virginia Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with benefits to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 800-552-3402
  • Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Virginia Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA