City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services The Dept. of Human Services provides citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible, through an array of coordinated services delivered in a climate of dignity, respect and accountability.
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06/17/2020
10 Minute Family Fun Cardio

Graduation isn't just for education. Celebrate next steps with wellness and get fit with family & friends this #WorkoutWednesday

A quick, fun workout your whole family can do together.

06/15/2020
Mindfulness Animated in 3 minutes

Wellness and Prevention Services is here with another week of Daily Doses of Positivity that focus on our recent graduates! Graduation signifies the close of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. If you find your mind wondering, revisit the benefits of staying in the moment. Check out this brief video that can help you stay on track! #MindfulMonday

You too can learn the secrets of Mindfulness Meditation in this short fun video. More mindfulness meditation videos : https://www.youtube.com/c/AnimateEducat...

Need help with cooling bills? The Department of Human Services is now accepting applications for those who need financia...
06/15/2020

Need help with cooling bills? The Department of Human Services is now accepting applications for those who need financial assistance.

For application information, including eligibility requirements, please visit CommonHelp.Virginia.gov or call 855-635-4370. Paper applications are available at VBgov.com/HS and should be returned to our dropbox at 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Make this summer memorable with some activities, big or small, that are fun and family friendly! How many items can you ...
06/12/2020
Fun Summer Activities Checklist

Make this summer memorable with some activities, big or small, that are fun and family friendly! How many items can you cross off before the end of summer? #FunFriday

Need inspiration for summer fun? Check out our list and see how many you can cross out before Labor Day hits.

Nothing says summer like the sun! Use this sunshine printable at the following link to take the opportunity to be thankf...
06/11/2020
I Am Thankful for Worksheet Free Printable - Paper Trail Design

Nothing says summer like the sun! Use this sunshine printable at the following link to take the opportunity to be thankful this #ThankfulThursday. Each ray of sunshine has space for you to write something or someone you’re thankful for!

I Am Thankful for Worksheet Free Printable. I am grateful page printable for kids or adults. Great Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday activity.

June is here and so is the HEAT! Make sure you stay safe when working out in the summer weather. Here are some tips that...
06/10/2020
Tips for Working Out in the Summer Heat

June is here and so is the HEAT! Make sure you stay safe when working out in the summer weather. Here are some tips that can be helpful! #WorkoutWednesday

Beat the heat and hit your workout hard with these summertime tips

06/10/2020
Virginia Beach Public Utilities

FYI - Beware of this potential scam identified by Virginia Beach Public Utilities.

Attention Customers: Potential Scam Alert!

We have been notified that some customers have received calls from someone claiming to work for the City. The caller advises that Public Utilities will be turning the customer’s water off imminently for non-payment and requests payment over the phone.

We are not currently turning customers’ water service off for delinquency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge residents to never give personal or banking information to an unverified or unsolicited caller.

Though summer can be seen as a time of relaxation and vacations, it can still get pretty busy! Here are some tasty recip...
06/09/2020
Everyday Made Fresh

Though summer can be seen as a time of relaxation and vacations, it can still get pretty busy! Here are some tasty recipes that keep the busy, on-the-go people in mind. They only take 30 minutes and the ingredients are easy to find. Check it out here! #TastyTuesday

Our recipes are family friendly, with most dinners being on the table in 30 minutes. Our desserts are easy to make and impressive. We have recipes from breakfast to dinner, and everything in between.

Pandemic EBT benefits will be made available to households with children who no longer have access to free or reduced lu...
06/08/2020

Pandemic EBT benefits will be made available to households with children who no longer have access to free or reduced lunches as a result of school closures. Please see the shared post for more information.

As a reminder, P-EBT benefits are still being distributed to eligible households this month. Households currently receiving SNAP benefits will have P-EBT funds added to their existing EBT card. Households that do not currently receive SNAP benefits will receive a P-EBT card in the mail within the next two weeks (https://bit.ly/2Ld34H2). For more information, visit www.PEBTva.com

Additionally, online SNAP shopping access is available through the Amazon and Walmart online platforms as part of Virginia’s new online purchasing pilot program. To learn more, visit www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/snap.cgi to view our Frequently Asked Questions resource.

Mindfulness helps us slow down and pay attention. These summer activities are great to do with children to help them do ...
06/08/2020
10 Mindful Summer Activities To Do With Your Kids

Mindfulness helps us slow down and pay attention. These summer activities are great to do with children to help them do the same and understand their feelings! Put a fun spin on this #MindfulMonday

With summer comes all the cries of "I'm bored!" Check out this list of fun, mindful summer activities you can do with your kiddos!

After spending more time in the house, things can start to look routine. Take a different look at things around your hou...
06/05/2020
Printable Around the House Indoor Scavenger Hunt

After spending more time in the house, things can start to look routine. Take a different look at things around your house with this indoor scavenger hunt you can play with the family! #FunFriday

Are your kids stuck inside? Here's a fun printable "around the house" indoor scavenger hunt! This open-ended scavenger hunt can be used over and over again to entertain young kids.

Did you know practicing gratitude has been researched to be associated with optimism and empathy? Journals can be a fun ...
06/04/2020
I Am Grateful: Gratitude Journal Printable

Did you know practicing gratitude has been researched to be associated with optimism and empathy? Journals can be a fun way to get in the habit of looking for things you are grateful for! Take a look at this free, printable journal for children and adults to get you started! #ThankfulThursday

Download and print free "I am grateful for" printable gratitude journal template and use prompts to draw or write what you are grateful or thankful for.

City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services
06/03/2020

City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

Staying active doesn’t mean you need a gym or lots of equipment! Here are 15 ways to exercise at home that can help you ...
06/03/2020
Home Exercises During Quarantine:15 Simple Exercises - The Health Valley

Staying active doesn’t mean you need a gym or lots of equipment! Here are 15 ways to exercise at home that can help you take care of your mental and physical health! #WorkoutWednesday

In Legs on Wall, one of the best exercises during home quarantine, lie down with your hips close to the edge of the floor & rest your legs vertically

06/02/2020
Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Hurricane season officially began on June 1. Do you have a disaster kit for your household? Follow the link below for more information.

Today marks the start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Review your hurricane plan and consider adjusting for #COVID19. More info: bit.ly/3dpaL9H

06/02/2020
How To Make 5 Recipes For Your Next Taco Tuesday • Tasty

Did someone say, “Taco Tuesday?” One pot taco spaghetti, crunchy taco cups, crispy potato tacos, grilled shrimp tacos with creamy cilantro sauce and Mexican-style pork tacos are just a few ways you can change up this dish! Take this Taco Tuesday and add a tasty twist! #TastyTuesday

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Emergency SNAP benefits will be made available on June 17, similar to previous months. Follow the link below for more de...
06/02/2020

Emergency SNAP benefits will be made available on June 17, similar to previous months. Follow the link below for more details.

Emergency benefits will again be made available to Virginia SNAP participants during the month of June. The benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients' SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on June 17. Eligible households include SNAP participants who are not already receiving the maximum allotment as part of their regular monthly benefit. Read more: https://bit.ly/3eAa2T2
(En español: https://bit.ly/2XldNpU)

06/01/2020
www.psychologytoday.com

Our Wellness and Prevention Services division has another week of Daily Doses of Positivity to help you find the positive around you, and perhaps inspire some in those around you.

The CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Not sure how long that is without a stopwatch? Try this great hygiene practice as a way to build a meditation and mindfulness practice at the same time! #MindfulMonday

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06/01/2020

City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services's cover photo

05/31/2020
Virginia Beach City Government

Today, we remember those we lost, support those healing, and give thanks to a community that embraced us in our darkest hour. 💙 #loveforvb #vbstrong

The City of Virginia Beach honors the 12 lives taken;
Remembers those who are healing;
And thanks all who have given us hope.
#vbstrong #loveforvb

Connecting with and supporting others are perhaps the two most important topics to consider in these unusual times. Find...
05/29/2020
Mental Health Month 2020 :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

Connecting with and supporting others are perhaps the two most important topics to consider in these unusual times. Finding a way to reach out - be it a phone call, video chat, or even a mailed card - can lift the spirits of the giver and receiver. Follow the link for our final week of Mental Health Month to learn more about the significance of reaching out and supporting others.

 May is Mental Health Month! ​During these challenging times, mental health is more important than ever.  To recognize Mental Health Month, there is a wealth of information available to provide education and support for mental wellness.  Each week in May, information will be shared here that c...

Did you know expressing gratitude can help relieve stress? Maybe you know an everyday hero or have recently been helped ...
05/28/2020
Printable Thank You Cards for Medical & Other Essential Workers

Did you know expressing gratitude can help relieve stress? Maybe you know an everyday hero or have recently been helped by one. Taking a moment to show you are thankful can make someone else’s day and yours. Thank a hero with a free printable card on this #ThankfulThursday.

Show your gratitude with free printable thank you cards for medical workers, teachers, delivery drivers, grocery store employees and essential workers.

05/27/2020
5 Minute Superhero Kids Workout | Summit Area YMCA

Being active does not have to look the same each day! How can we honor our heroes and work out? Take a look at this 5-minute video that shows some basic exercises for the family with a super-hero twist! #WorkoutWednesday

Enjoy a fun, quick 5 minute workout with your child as you battle imaginary enemies with jabs, punches, kicks and slices! Choreographed by Sonya P., Summit A...

As we remember the men & women of our armed forces on Memorial Day, let’s take a moment to be mindful of those who have ...
05/25/2020
Honor Heroes with creativity | Adobe

As we remember the men & women of our armed forces on Memorial Day, let’s take a moment to be mindful of those who have sacrificed something during this current time and times before. Let’s honor our heroes and how they’ve impacted our here and now! #MindfulMonday

During this challenging time, there are everyday people putting themselves on the frontline. Let us honor those heroes using the power of creativity.

Add a little fun to being indoors! Check out 14 activities you can do with your family indoors on this #FunFriday
05/22/2020
14 Fun Indoor Family Games (No Board Necessary)

Add a little fun to being indoors! Check out 14 activities you can do with your family indoors on this #FunFriday

Is the weather bad? Try one of these fun family games, perfect for kids and adults of all ages.

Healthy routines and habits through diet, sleep, and exercise translate into improved physical and mental wellness. It t...
05/22/2020
Mental Health Month 2020 :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

Healthy routines and habits through diet, sleep, and exercise translate into improved physical and mental wellness. It takes time to establish routines, but developing those habits one step at a time means you’re likely to maintain them. Follow the link below to learn more! #MentalHealthMonth

Mental Health Month 2020 :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach
05/22/2020
Mental Health Month 2020 :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

Mental Health Month 2020 :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

 May is Mental Health Month! ​During these challenging times, mental health is more important than ever.  To recognize Mental Health Month, there is a wealth of information available to provide education and support for mental wellness.  Each week in May, information will be shared here that c...

While being grateful has its benefits, it can sometimes be a difficult concept to grasp. This activity can help introduc...
05/21/2020
Free Printable Gratitude Dice for Families

While being grateful has its benefits, it can sometimes be a difficult concept to grasp. This activity can help introduce the practice of being thankful into everyday life! #ThankfulThursday

This printable gratitude dice makes a fun thankful game for families. Simply print and assemble, and talk about what you are grateful for.  Gratitude is a difficult concept for many kids to wrap their heads

05/20/2020
Virginia Beach City Government

As we approach the anniversary of 5/31, the City has created this symbol as a tribute to those who were lost to us and injured on that tragic day. Look for it on the side of Mount Trashmore and around town.

If you are having trouble coping with the events of that day, know that you are not alone. Our partners at The VB Strong Center have resources available for any member of our community who may be struggling. Visit thevbstrongcenter.org for more information. #LoveForVB

We specially designed the Forget-Me-Not symbol as a tribute to those we lost and those who were injured on May 31, 2019. If you haven't seen the incredible version that the Park & Landscape Services team created on the side of Mount Trashmore, you should go see it. This video, also available at loveforvb.com, explains the meaning behind the design.

05/20/2020
Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

Did you know music and dance can lift your spirits and increase levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, the feel-good chemical in your brain? Dancing is great exercise. Class formats like Zumba and Batuka are very popular because it gives people an opportunity to do what they enjoy and it doesn't feel like exercise. Get creative with your own in-home dance party! #WorkoutWednesday

Get that sunshine in your pocket and that good soul in your feet as you dance, dance, dance along with the Trolls to this awesome JT song! Create a free acco...

Cooking with your children can help build confidence, use their imagination, gets their senses going, and teach them an ...
05/19/2020
Kids' Weeknight Dinners

Cooking with your children can help build confidence, use their imagination, gets their senses going, and teach them an important life skill! Have the kids join you in the kitchen with one of these kid-friendly recipes. #TastyTuesday

Make quick and easy weeknight dinners that the whole family will love.

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3432 Virignia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
23452

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

757-385-3200

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Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

The mission of the Department of Human Services is to provide Virginia Beach citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible, through an array of coordinated services delivered in a climate of dignity, respect and accountability.

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good phone numbers to keep handy