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  • Adult Protective Services Division

    Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

    The Adult Protective Services Division investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older and incapacitated adults age 18 or older. If protective services are needed and accepted by the individual, local family services specialists may arrange for a wide variety of health, housing, social and legal services to stop the mistreatment or prevent further mistreatment.

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  • Aging Services

    Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

    Aging services help Virginians find the information and services they need to lead healthy and independent lives as they grow older. The mission is to foster the dignity, independence, and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with families and communities.

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  • Apply for Food Assistance

    Department of Social Services

    Learn more about the food assistance programs, including food stamps, available in Virginia. Apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and more.

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  • Apply for Social Services Benefits

    Department of Social Services

    The Virginia Department of Social Services develops and administers programs that provide timely and accurate income support benefits and employment services to families and individuals in the Commonwealth. These social services programs available through CommonHelp help assist citizens as they transition from dependency on public assistance programs to self-sufficiency.

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  • Apply for TANF

    Department of Social Services

    The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides eligible families with a monthly cash payment to meet their basic needs.

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  • Apply for WIC

    Virginia Department of Health

    The WIC program provides breastfeeding support, nutrition education, referrals to appropriate health agencies, and nutritious foods for eligible applicants.

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  • Apply for a Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate

    Virginia Department of Health

    There are three ways in which to obtain a CERTIFIED Vital (Birth, Death, Marriage or Divorce) Record in Virginia. Visit the VDH website to choose the method that best suits your needs.

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  • Can I Get a Phone that Captions the Conversation?

    Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    CapTel®, or captioned telephone, is designed for people who have difficulty hearing over the phone. CapTel works like any other phone, with one important difference. Using the latest in voice recognition software, the CapTel phone displays every word the caller says. So you can listen to what is being said and read word for work captions of those words that you cannot hear. CapTel services are provided at no cost and captions are available in English and Spanish.

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  • Check Restaurant Inspections

    Virginia Department of Health

    The 35 VDH Health Districts perform a wide variety of environmental and public health functions to keep all visitors and citizens of the Commonwealth safe while dining, lodging and enjoying all that Virginia has to offer.

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  • Child & Adult Care Food Program

    Department of Health

    CACFP provides year-round supplemental federal funding to eligible child care, family day care, Headstart, at-risk after school care, emergency shelter and adult care centers. This funding is used to provide nutritious meals and snacks to lower income participants in these care programs.

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  • Child Care Assistance

    Department of Social Services

    The Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance to eligible families to help pay for the cost of child care so they can work or attend education or training programs. The Child Care Subsidy Program services are child-centered and family-focused and support the broader objective of strengthening families’ goals of economic self-sufficiency and quality early childhood programs for their children.

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  • Child Support Assistance

    Department of Social Services

    The Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) helps locate noncustodial parents, establish paternities, collect monies owed to the children of Virginia.

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  • Community Based Services

    Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

    The DARS Community Based Services Division administers several programs that support individuals with significant disabilities to maximize their independence, employment, and full inclusion into society. Individuals do not have to be recipients of Vocational Rehabilitation services to be eligible for the CBS Division programs which include Brain Injury Services Coordination; Community Rehabilitation Case Management Services; Independent Living Services, Personal Assistance Services.

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  • Developmental Services

    Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

    Find resources about accessing services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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  • Disability Determination

    Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

    Disability Determination Services process disability claims for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs.

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  • Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

    Department of Health

    The EDRS enables participants in the death registration process to file death records online with the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Vital Records (DVR)

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  • Enroll as a Medicaid Provider

    Department of Medical Assistance Services

    This service allows providers to participate with Virginia Medicaid and see fee-for-service patients. After enrolling, providers may also register for a secure email inbox on the Virginia Medicaid Web Portal.

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  • Find Home Health Service Providers

    Virginia Department of Health

    The Home Care and Hospice unit, within the Acute Care Division, is responsible for the state licensure of home care organizations and hospice programs.

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  • Foster Care & Adoption

    Department of Social Services

    The Virginia Department of Social Services is committed to providing stability for all youth in foster care. Foster parenting involves providing a nurturing and supportive home to a child or sibling group on a temporary basis until the child or sibling group can be reunified with their prior custodian, placed with a relative or as a last option, placed for adoption.

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  • Grants for Tobacco-Use and Obesity Prevention

    Foundation for Healthy Youth

    VFHY periodically puts out Requests for Proposals for nonprofits, community organizations, schools, parks and rec departments and other entities to apply for funding to implement tobacco-use prevention programs or to form Health Communities Action Teams to combat childhood obesity on the local level.

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  • Health Professional License Lookup

    Department of Health Professions

    The DHP License Lookup service is a free public information service provided by the DHP in partnership with VI for individual consumption by private citizens or employers making occasional or low volume requests to find pertinent information on health professionals licensed in Virginia. License Lookup data serves as primary source verification of the credential issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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  • Healthcare License Renewal

    Department of Health Professions

    Online renewal of healthcare licenses.

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  • How Do I Call a Person Who is Deaf?

    Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    A public service of the Commonwealth, Virginia Relay enables persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to communicate with standard telephone users. Their conversation is relayed between the two parties by a specially trained Virginia Relay Communications Assistant. Relay services are available 24/7/365 with no limit on the number or length of calls a user can make. By law, every call is handled with the strictest confidentiality. Anyone can initiate a Virginia Relay call by simply dialing 7-1-1.

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  • How Do I Schedule a Sign Language Interpreter?

    Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    The VDDHH Interpreter Services Program includes a Directory of Qualified Interpreters and Interpreter Services Coordination. The Directory is available on-line and includes contact information for interpreters in Virginia who meet the Code definition of a qualified interpreter.

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  • Mental Health First Aid

    Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor certification training introduces the 8-hour course, overviews adult learning styles and teaching strategies, and provides in-depth instruction on implementing and managing the program in diverse communities.

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  • Obtain an Interpreter Screening Level

    Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    The Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS) program is administered by the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) in accordance with Regulations Governing Interpreter Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This two part assessment process consists of written and performance tests and is designed to assist you, as a developing professional, to identify your strengths and weaknesses in your knowledge and skills of interpreting in order to assist your growth in interpreting competence.

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  • Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

    Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

    The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman oversees the Commonwealth's advocates for older persons receiving long term care services, whether the care is provided in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or through community-based services to assist persons still living at home. It provides older Virginians, their families and the public with information, advocacy, and assistance to help resolve care problems.

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  • Online Applications for Health Professionals

    Department of Health Professions

    Application for licensure for healthcare professionals.

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  • Outreach Services

    Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    VDDHH Outreach Services can provide communication techniques for persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and their families; training to businesses, caregivers, public safety officials, and professionals that serve persons who have a hearing loss; information and training about local services including where to find sign language classes, support services, and assistive technology; community education through information tables at local events, speaking to civic organizations, attending support group meetings, and working one on one with consumers who need training to use the equipment to meet their needs.

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  • Partners in Policymaking

    Virginia Board for People with Disabilities

    Partners in Policymaking (PIP) participants are people have a developmental disability or are parents of young children with developmental disabilities. Partners must be Virginia residents. Individuals attending the program will participate in advocacy skill workshops, resource development, and leadership training.

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  • Safety Seat Checks

    Virginia Department of Health

    Parents and caregivers can receive free hands-on help from a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to learn how to install their safety seat, by visiting a Safety Seat Check Station or a Safety Seat Check Event.

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  • Search for Medicaid Providers

    Department of Medical Assistance Services

    Tool for Medicaid members to search for providers of fee-for-service medical services in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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  • Search for a Medicaid Memo

    Department of Medical Assistance Services

    Medicaid Memos document important changes in administration of the Medicaid program, such as changes in the covered population of Medicaid members, billing and reimbursement changes, and changes in provider enrollment policies.

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  • State Veteran Cemeteries

    Department of Veterans Services

    The Virginia Department of Veterans Services three veterans cemeteries provide a final resting place for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines-a place of honor, dignity, respect, and remembrance. The Virginia Veterans Cemetery is located in Amelia, the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery is located in Suffolk, and the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin. All cemeteries accommodate in-ground burial of casketed remains, in-ground inurnment of cremated remains, and above-ground inurnment of cremated remains in a columbarium.

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  • Substance Abuse Services

    Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

    The Office of Substance Abuse Services (OSAS) plans, develops, directs, funds and monitors the delivery of comprehensive substance abuse services throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. To ensure the delivery of coordinated services to mutually served populations, OSAS provides liaison services to other state agencies that interact with the public substance abuse treatment services delivery system.

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  • Test my Home for Radon

    Virginia Department of Health

    Learn how to test your home for radon, where to get a kit and how to reduce the presence of radon in your home.

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  • Transition Services

    Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

    The Division of Rehabilitative Services collaborates with high school students with disabilities, their families,schools and community service providers to support this transition, providing outreach and resources, education and training as well as individual consultations.

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  • Veteran Benefit Support

    Department of Veterans Services

    The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) advocates for Virginia veterans and connects them to benefits and services they have earned. Information on current federal, state and local veterans' programs, entitlements and referral services is available in Virginia through a network of 26 benefit service offices. All services are provided free of charge.

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  • Veteran Care Centers

    Department of Veterans Services

    The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) State Veterans Homes provide affordable, long-term nursing care for Virginia's veterans. Conveniently located in two locations, Richmond and Roanoke, each first-class facility is designed to enhance quality of life with a clean, caring and dignified setting appropriate for those men and women who have served our country with honor.

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  • Veteran Education, Training & Employment

    Department of Veterans Services

    The Veterans Education Training and Employment (VETE) directorate of the Virginia Department of Veteran's Services ensures that every Veteran or eligible person has a full and fair opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential through access to the G.I. Bill approved post-secondary educational, training/licensure/certification, entrepreneurial institutions, V3 certified employers and Virginia Colleges and Universities.

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  • Virginia Assistive Technology System

    Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

    The mission of the Virginia Assistive Technology System is to ensure that Virginians of all ages and abilities can access and acquire appropriate, affordable assistive and information technologies and services they need to participate in society as active citizens.

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  • Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program

    Department of Health Professions

    To promote the appropriate use of controlled substances for legitimate medical purposes while deterring the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances.

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  • Virginia Veteran and Family Support

    Department of Veterans Services

    Veteran and Family Support (VVFS) (formerly the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program) monitors and coordinates behavioral health, rehabilitative, and supportive services through an integrated, and responsive system of care. VVFS provides peer and family support and care coordination services to Virginia veterans, members of the Virginia National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves (not in federal service), and their families with a special emphasis on those affected by stress related conditions or traumatic brain injuries resulting from military service.

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  • Virginia War Memorial

    Department of Veterans Services

    The Virginia War Memorial in Richmond serves an integral role in supporting the mission of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. The Memorial honors our fallen heroes by passing their extraordinary stories of sacrifice forward to future generations through many outreach and on-site educational programs. With regular patriotic events, educational seminars for students and teachers, historical museum exhibits, research library, first-person historical documentary videos, customized tours for schools and other groups, and near virtual reality film, Into Battle, the Virginia War Memorial is heralded by many as the preeminent state memorial to honor its veterans in the United States.

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  • Vocational Rehabilitation

    Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

    The Consumer Vocational Rehabilitation program helps people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job. It helps to increase their ability to live independently in their communities. The Consumer VR program works with individuals with every type of disability.

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  • What If I Can't Hear Over the Phone?

    Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    The VDDHH equipment distribution program provides telecommunications equipment for qualified persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking.

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  • Youth Leadership Forum

    Virginia Board for People with Disabilities

    The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) program seeks to empower young people with developmental and other disabilities to further develop their leadership skills. Students, serving as Delegates from communities throughout Virginia, participate in a wide range of activities and learning experiences during this summer program set on a university campus.

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