Resources for Individuals
U.S. Small Business Disaster Loan Assistance
Emergency Financial Relief Program
The unemployment insurance program, administered by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), provides temporary financial assistance to individuals who become unemployed through no fault of their own. Under normal circumstances, individuals who meet a strict set of employment-related criteria can receive weekly payments over a period of 12 to 26 weeks, but efforts are underway at both the state and federal level to expand eligibility, increase payments, and extend the duration coverage.
As a result, all Virginians who have experienced job or income loss as a result of the Coronavirus crisis are encouraged to file an application for unemployment insurance using the VEC’s online portal, selecting “Lack of Work” as their reason for separation. Please note, recipients will be required to access the portal each week to claim their unemployment insurance payment.
Detailed instructions for individuals applying for unemployment insurance benefits can be found here. An FAQ on unemployment benefits can be found here.
VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION
Sign up for Virginia Unemployment Insurance Benefits online at www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed.
Sign up for Virginia Unemployment Insurance Benefits by phone at 1-800-897-5630
Access the VEC website for the most current information.
NVFS COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDES
Northern Virginia Family Services: Emergency Assistance Resource Guides
Social Security WILL CONTINUE to pay benefits. View the Press Release from the Commissioner of Social Security
CHILDCARE for Essential Personnel
ChildCare Aware of Virginia is tracking centers that are continuing to operate, you can search for emergency child care near you by contacting 866-KIDS-TLC or going online to https://vachildcare.com/. Please note this information is continuing to evolve, and contacting local schools and centers near you may also be useful.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES and DONATION NEEDS
- NOVANT Health UVA – Community Donations
Currently accepting medical supply donations from the community such as PPE and sanitizers. Donations will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday at the Prince William Medical Center. Call 703-369-8377.
- NVFS SERVE – Community Donations
To minimize person to person contact, please consider mailing donations to:
NVFS Headquarters, 10455 White Granite Drive #100, Oakton, VA 22124
You can also purchase items through their Amazon Wish List. Select NVFS HQ as the shipping address. Include your name and address.
- House of Mercy Food Pantry
The Food Pantry remains open to anyone in need ... Monday thru Friday from 10 am - 4 pm. Reach out to them at 703-659-1636 Food and monetary donations are accepted. Donate Deliver/Mail to: 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas, VA 20109
- ACTS PWC
Food Pantry Hours: 9am - 3pm Monday thru Friday
Senior Link to receive regular check-in calls (703) 368-4141
Home Delivery to receive food to your home if you are 70+ or have a physical disability
(703) 441-8606 Ext. 288
- St. Lucy Food Pantry - Manassas
Catholic Charities of Arlington. 8426 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA 20110
To-Go SCHOOL MEALS
Manassas City Public Schools is offering 5 days worth of breakfast, lunch to anyone 18 and under on
Mondays 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Locations: Osbourn High School, Round Elementary, Weems Elementary Schools
TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
The City of Manassas provides real estate tax, personal property tax, and vehicle registration
fee relief to citizens who are either 65 or older, or permanently and totally disabled,
and meet the income and asset requirements.
The Virginia Poverty Law Center has issued information about tenant rights during this pandemic outbreak.
UNSHELTERED AND HOMELESS
On March 23, 2020 Prince William County shared the attached resources for those who are unsheltered and/or homeless.
NVFS SERVE: 571-748-2680
Homeless Prevention & Diversion, Emergency Shelter, Rapid Re-Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing, contact the CES at 703-792-3366.