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From Our Adult Protective Services Unit

Senior Matters Symposium

Join us for a Senior Matters Symposium on November 9th at Linden Heights Baptist Church from 10-3:30 p.m. Click the link below for topics and agenda.

SENIOR MATTERS SEMINAR. - November 2017

 

Financial Exploitation Symposium

Join us on October 4th for dinner and a symposium on Financial Exploitation at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro from 5-7 p.m.  Dr. Ben Pumphrey will be speaking on "Why Seniors are Vulnerable to Scams".  Click the link below for a related video from the AARP.

Weapons of Fraud

 

Senior Health Fair

senior health fair

Come visit the Adult Services/Adult Protective Services table at the Senior Health Fair on November 15th at the Augusta County Government Center from 9-12 p.m.  A benefit program worker will be available to discuss Medicaid and Energy Assistance Programs.

 

 

Become a Volunteer with the Money Management Program

Become a Volunteer

Are your good at budgeting and organizational skills?  Did you know that there are low income seniors and persons with disabilities right in your own community that need your help to remain independent?  Currently the Volunteer Money Management Program is looking for volunteers with good budgeting, organizational, and support skills to help manage the finances of older or disabled low-income individuals who desperately need assistance. Click the link below for the Volunteer Money Management Program Brochure.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact VMMP at 540.942.6403 or 540.943.6650

Volunteer MMP Brochure

Volunteer MMP Application

 


 

From Our Energy Assistance Unit

Fuel Assistance

dogs keeping warm

We will accept applications for Fuel Assistance October 10th - November 10th.  Apply online at  CommonHelp, or fill out the application in the link below.  This program helps with home heating costs but can also be used for furnace re-starts, late charges, delivery charges, installation charges, and connection or re-connection fees. Approval notices are mailed in late December.  Bill payments begin in January.  For more information call the state Enterprise Customer Call Center at 1.855.635.4370

Energy Assistance Program Fact Sheet

Fuel Assistance Application  (October 10th - November 13th)

Crisis Assistance Application  (November 1st - March 15th)


 

From Our Benefit Programs Unit

New Enterprise Customer Call Center 1.855.635.4370

Apply by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medical Assistance (MA), and Energy Assistance.  In addition to facilitating telephonic applications, specialists will be able to respond to basic citizen inquiries related to the services they wish to apply for or are currently receiving, including:
• Status of Application or Current Case   
• Amount of Benefits Authorized
• Date of Benefit Issuance
• Benefit Eligibility Period
• Appeals Referral
• Verification of Receipt of Benefits

The call center will not be able to determine eligibility nor will they take application for renewals.

You can also apply online at CommonHelp

 


 

From Our Foster Care Unit

Interested in Adoption or Becoming a Foster Parent?  Foster Care

Want to Learn More? 

Check out our helpful flyer below on what is required and Winter 2018 training schedule.

SVSS Pride Flyer, Winter 2018

 


From Our Child Protective Services Unit      

Pick Up Your Free Baby Box   

We are now a distributor for the Baby Box Company.     Baby Box

The Baby Box Company provides simple cardboard boxes with a small cushion that can serve as a perfectly suitable bed for newborn babies in an effort to promote safe sleeping for all newborns.  The boxes also come with some basic supplies to get new parents through those first handful of rough nights at home.

To receive your free baby box, expectant parents need to register online with the Baby University, complete the quick child education course, then bring your certificate to our Verona office location.  

Step by step guide to getting your free baby box.