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City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services Providing behavioral health, developmental, and social services to the Virginia Beach residents.

​The Department of Human Services provides our citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible, through an array of coordinated services delivered with dignity, respect and accountability. CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH SOCIAL MEDIA TERMS OF USE
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​The Department of Human Services provides our citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible, through an array of coordinated services delivered with dignity, respect and accountability. CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH SOCIAL MEDIA TERMS OF USE
Purpose of City of Virginia Beach Page: To provide local citizens with information about governme

Operating as usual

ATTENTION Virginia Beach! Be sure to save the date for a Drive-Thru Food Distribution by the Foodbank of Southeastern Vi...
12/01/2022

ATTENTION Virginia Beach! Be sure to save the date for a Drive-Thru Food Distribution by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, between 10am and 2pm or until food runs out.

11/23/2022
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10/21/2022
The Virginia Beach Department of Human Services closed at noon today due to inclement weather.
10/03/2022

The Virginia Beach Department of Human Services closed at noon today due to inclement weather.

10/03/2022

Housing Resource Center (HRC) Update:

-- Homeless Services (triage and screening), Human Services and Health Center at the HRC will follow City operations and close at noon on Monday, Oct. 3.
-- Day Services will remain open for normal hours, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3.
-- As always, families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of losing their home should call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-227-5932, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Calling the hotline is the starting point for connecting to the homeless service system and community resources in Virginia Beach. More community resources can also be found at www.BEACHCommunityPartnership.org.

Visit the City's emergency website, emergency.vbgov.com, for an up-to-date listing of impacted buildings, programs and services.

Local Youth in Middle & High School Needed! Help us tackle substance abuse in our community. Earn Community Service Hour...
09/22/2022

Local Youth in Middle & High School Needed! Help us tackle substance abuse in our community. Earn Community Service Hours, Learn New Skills, Share Your Opinions! Meetings are held virtually. Join us here: https://www.ycatcoalition.com/

09/22/2022
City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

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​The Department of Human Services provides our citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible, through an array of coordinated services delivered with dignity, respect and accountability.

CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH SOCIAL MEDIA TERMS OF USE
Purpose of City of Virginia Beach Page: To provide local citizens with information about government programs, events and services. To provide a platform for local citizens to share thoughts, opinions and suggestions about topics affecting the City of Virginia Beach.
By posting on the City of Virginia Beach page, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following Terms of Use. Followers of the City of Virginia Beach are encouraged to post information about issues affecting the city and its residents. We encourage discussion and varying viewpoints; however, the Virginia Beach City Government page will not feature any of the following and reserves the right to delete posts/pictures/videos that include such items.
• Solicitations or advertisements of any kind that are not officially sponsored or endorsed by the City of Virginia Beach
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In summary, please feel free to post your thoughts and opinions, whether positive, negative or indifferent, but please do it respectfully and without malice. If you use hateful, obscene or insulting language or launch personal attacks, we will delete your post.

The City of Virginia Beach reserves the right to block users who repeatedly violate our terms of use.

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07/29/2022

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
If you like working with a team and helping people in need, The Open Table may be the place for you. A “Table” consists of 6-12 volunteers working together to assist an individual or family in need for approximately one year.

The Interfaith Alliance at the Beach, in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, will be conducting 6 weeks of training for Open Table volunteer positions on Thursday evenings from 6pm-8pm, from Sep 15-Oct 20, at the Gathering at Scott Memorial, 409 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach. Training is required to volunteer.

The application deadline is Aug 15, 2022.
Application information: https://www.volgistics.com/od/5915/assignment/1713/profile

To learn more, watch the Open Table video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1J2uM-oBCk and visit the Open Table website: www.theopentable.org

07/22/2022

On This Date:

On Monday, July 22, 1991, at 5:00 pm, the body of Thomas Hilton was found in his mobile home located in the 1200 block of Baker Road in the Colonial Run Trailer Park. Investigators working the crime scene discovered signs of a struggle within the mobile home. Mr. Hilton’s body was transported to the State medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. The cause of death was the result of a beating with the manner ruled a homicide.

Mr. Hilton had last been seen by friends the Saturday before, July 20, 1991 at approximately 5:00 pm. He is described as a 55 year old white male who had brown eyes, brown with grey hair, 5’ 9’’ tall weighing 177 pounds.

If you have any information about Thomas' murder please contact us at [email protected], 757-384-4241 or 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

If you're able to give blood, please consider donating during the Mayor's Cup Blood Drive. If you're unable to give, ple...
06/02/2022

If you're able to give blood, please consider donating during the Mayor's Cup Blood Drive. If you're unable to give, please encourage those who are. Visit RedCrossBlood.org, enter VBMayor, and find a time and location that works for you!

Make a difference in the community and help save lives. Summer is often a time of increased need for blood donations. If you’re physically able, please consider giving during the Mayor’s Cup Blood Drive and help us beat the City of Chesapeake! Starting June 1, multiple collection sites will be available throughout the city. If you can’t give, please encourage those who cam. Visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter VBMayor to find a drive that works for you.

The Department of Human Services offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Em...
05/28/2022

The Department of Human Services offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Emergency services and 24/7 programs will remain staffed, however our other locations will be closed to the public. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

Households that are eligible for Pandemic EBT assistance will begin receiving benefit funds on May 25. Additional inform...
05/26/2022

Households that are eligible for Pandemic EBT assistance will begin receiving benefit funds on May 25. Additional information is in the post below, or online at www.pebtva.com.

The Virginia Beach Infant Program serves children from birth the age three who have developmental delays, atypical behav...
05/11/2022

The Virginia Beach Infant Program serves children from birth the age three who have developmental delays, atypical behavior, and/or a diagnosed condition that is likely to result in a developmental delay.

Eligible children are assessed to determine their individual needs for services such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, service coordination, developmental services, and more. If you or your doctor are concerned about your child’s development and live in Virginia Beach, please call us to make a referral at 757-385-4400, or visit us online at www.VBgov.com/Early-Intervention.

A foster home is more than a just a place - it's about being a safe, loving, and nurturing force in a child's life. Anyo...
05/09/2022

A foster home is more than a just a place - it's about being a safe, loving, and nurturing force in a child's life. Anyone interested in opening their household and lives to a child in need is encouraged to attend our upcoming Foster Parent Information session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.

Registration is required - please contact Laurie Huresky at (757) 385-3529 or Rayshawn Satchell at (757) 385-3287 to sign up. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted) and are open to any interested individuals and families.

All vaccine doses and boosters options will be available. Please see the post below for registration information.
05/05/2022

All vaccine doses and boosters options will be available. Please see the post below for registration information.

Announcing Upcoming Covid-19 Vaccination Event. Details below!

www.vdh.virgini.gov/virginia-beach.gov
vase.vdh.virginia.gov
vaccinate.virginia.gov
877-VAX-IN-VA

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It's never too soon to start preparing for a hurricane or severe weather event. Start building your emergency kit today,...
05/02/2022

It's never too soon to start preparing for a hurricane or severe weather event. Start building your emergency kit today, before there's a storm!

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week! Before the Atlantic hurricane season officially begin in June, evaluate what you need to do to protect your home and family NOW. Make sure you also sign up for emergency alerts at www.VBgov.com/VBAlert. Visit https://www.vaemergency.gov/threats/hurricanes/ to learn more. Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Making sure an infant sleeps alone in their crib, apart from toys and other objects, and always on their back are some b...
04/22/2022

Making sure an infant sleeps alone in their crib, apart from toys and other objects, and always on their back are some best practices to ensure a safe night of sleep. According the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3,500 infants fall victim to sleep-related deaths each year. More resources, information, and best practices can be found online at www.SafeSleep365.com.

Unsafe sleep practices are a leading cause of infant death in Virginia. Make sure your baby sleeps ALONE in a crib/bassinet, APART from people, toys, blankets or other objects, and ALWAYS on their back in a drug and alcohol-free environment. Safe sleep practices save lives! Learn more at www.SafeSleep365.com.

Emergency SNAP allotments will again be made available to eligible households on April 16.
04/11/2022

Emergency SNAP allotments will again be made available to eligible households on April 16.

Each year in Virginia, more than 50,000 children are reported to local departments of social services for suspected abus...
04/04/2022

Each year in Virginia, more than 50,000 children are reported to local departments of social services for suspected abuse or neglect. Making a report could save a child's life. Anyone making a report does not need to leave their name - though most do - and will only be made known if a court orders it.

If you have reason to suspect child abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation, you can make a report to the state hotline at 800-552-7096, or call our local hotline at 757-385-3400. Child Protective Services will investigate and determine if the report is founded or not, and take appropriate next steps when needed.

Do you know the types of child abuse and who to contact if you recognize the signs? Get informed here to help kids maintain their wellbeing: https://www.familiesforwardva.org/signs-of-child-abuse-neglect

Here is who to call when you see signs of child abuse:

In Virginia: (804) 786-8536
Out-of-state: (800) 552-7096

Thanks to our partners with The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, Human Services staff, and volun...
03/30/2022

Thanks to our partners with The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, Human Services staff, and volunteers, we were able to provide more than 1,500 households with about 60 pounds of fresh, healthy food!

To find a Foodbank event near you, please visit www.FoodbankOnline.org.

EDIT: This event has ended. Thank you to our community partners, staff, and volunteers who provided food to more than 1,...
03/29/2022

EDIT: This event has ended. Thank you to our community partners, staff, and volunteers who provided food to more than 1,500 households!

We’re still here and have plenty of food to hand out! Come to The Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, 3550 Cellar Door Way. The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and their volunteers are handing out fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and protein until 1 p.m., or food runs out - whichever happens first.

DON'T FORGET: A drive-thru food pantry for Virginia Beach residents will take place from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar...
03/28/2022

DON'T FORGET: A drive-thru food pantry for Virginia Beach residents will take place from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at The Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, 3550 Cellar Door Way. Each household will receive about 60 pounds of fresh food including fruits, vegetables, protein, and dairy products. We will be there, rain or shine, along with The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore!

Save the date! Human Services will again partner with The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to hos...
03/17/2022

Save the date! Human Services will again partner with The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to host a drive-thru food pantry for Virginia Beach residents from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29. This food pantry will be held at The Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, 3550 Cellar Door Way. Participants should enter through Dam Neck Road and follow the signs to join the line.

Each household will receive about 60 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, protein, and dairy products. Rain or shine, we will be there!

Emergency SNAP allotments for this month will be made available to eligible households on Wednesday, March 16.
03/10/2022

Emergency SNAP allotments for this month will be made available to eligible households on Wednesday, March 16.

URGENT: Please be advised of a recall of baby formula manufactured by Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare. More details, incl...
02/24/2022

URGENT: Please be advised of a recall of baby formula manufactured by Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare. More details, including how to determine if you may have an affected batch of formula, can be found here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2022-news-releases/abbott-voluntarily-recalls-three-brands-of-powdered-infant-formula-due-to-possible-cronobacter-contamination/?fbclid=IwAR1vIPIRq_8FdiPMSBIlUhVy-Hc0ZQCFkPffTGLeHmKzEs_JyoHIH7SJkb8

Important information for Parents: Three brands of powdered infant formula have been recalled due to possible Cronobacter contamination-Similac, Alimentum and EleCare infant formulas are part of the recall. Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3Hup4Ip

The City has just "soft launched" its new website, www.virginiabeach.gov. It features a fresh look with an improved user...
02/15/2022

The City has just "soft launched" its new website, www.virginiabeach.gov. It features a fresh look with an improved user experience, along with a new address. Department pages will be transitioning to the new platform over the next few months. If you have a moment, please share your thoughts with the City on the new site: https://www.publicinput.com/newVBwebsite.

The City officially “soft launched” its new website today. It features a fresh look, improved navigation, new interactive tools and a new URL, www.virginiabeach.gov. This Phase I launch is part of a two-phase project that includes new, redesigned City department pages set to debut in coming months. Please let us know what you think at publicinput.com/newVBwebsite. For more details, visit https://virginiabeach.gov/whats-up/whats-new/city-of-virginia-beach-launches-phase-i-of-new-website-virginiabeach-gov.

The Department of Human Services will be reopening its lobbies and public areas on Monday, February 14! Appointments and...
02/10/2022

The Department of Human Services will be reopening its lobbies and public areas on Monday, February 14! Appointments and virtual meetings are encouraged, however walk-ins are welcome. To learn more about the programs and services we provide, please visit www.VBgov.com/HS.

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. - The phone issue has been resolved and service has been restored. Thank you for your patience while o...
02/09/2022

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. - The phone issue has been resolved and service has been restored. Thank you for your patience while our IT team and vendor worked on this issue!

The City is currently experiencing intermittent issues with inbound and outbound calls this morning, including Human Services. City staff are working with the vendor to resolve the issue.

This issue does not impact 9-1-1 services as they are handled by a different vendor.

UPDATE, 2:04 p.m.: THE ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED. CITY PHONE LINES ARE RESTORED.

The City is currently experiencing intermittent phone issues involving incoming and outgoing calls. This connectivity issue is impacting the non-emergency number, 757-385-5000, and the 3-1-1 information line. Any resident who is unable to reach a dispatcher at the non-emergency number should hang up and call 9-1-1.

The City's 9-1-1 lines are unaffected by this problem as they are on a different system, however, please be advised that callers may be asked to wait on hold as 9-1-1 call takers will prioritize emergencies.

Residents may still reach 3-1-1 via the online chat portal (accessible from the VBgov.com homepage).

The provider is currently working to fix the telecommunications problem and an updated communication will be sent out once the issue has been resolved.

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Employment during a Pandemic Terry Ward 8/28/2021
I am having work done on my home. I am getting some new wall paper for my residence. It will look really good. With wall paper, when CEO job coaches call and inquire about work and then tell me they have found nothing. Then ask how I am doing? I can respond by telling them. With wall paper I can spend my days.
Counting flowers on the wall. That don’t bother me at all.
Playing solitaire until dawn, on the computer just for fun.
Going on You tube, and watching re runs of Captain Kangaroo.
Now don’t tell me. I’ve nothing to do.
With this pandemic and variants
I keep hearing you’re concerned about my joblessness.
All the job leads you’re giving me remind me of Glen Gary Glen Ross.
While CEO and D.R.S. need not worry none about where I have gone.
I’m enjoying working none.
I have lots to do.
Counting flowers on the wall. That don’t bother me at all.
Playing solitaire until dawn, on the computer just for fun.
Going on You tube, and watching re runs of Captain Kangaroo.
Now don’t tell me. I’ve nothing to do.
Yesterday I put on a shirt and tie. I dressed up very nice, pretended I was on the job. It keeps my spirits up so I don’t have to frown.
As long as I can dream. It’s hard to slow this worker down.
So please don’t give a thought to me. You can always find me here. I’m having quite a time.
Counting flowers on the wall. That don’t bother me at all.
Playing solitaire until dawn, on the computer just for fun.
Going on You tube, and watching re runs of Captain Kangaroo.
Now don’t tell me. I’ve nothing to do.
I wonder why developmental disability services are not providing COVID vaccinations for their clients in the Supported Living Program and other clients who do not live ICFs? A presidential order has been signed to accelerate vaccinations for minority groups including people with disabilities. Many people with intellectual disabilities have comorbidities making an infection with COVID deadly.
Also, I why are email addresses for staff in developmental services not available on line?
I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO REACH MY CASE WORKER, MS. BRIGHT, FOR OVER FOUR MONTHS NOW, WITHOUT SUCCESS!

I am extremely desperate in all my attempts and endeavors to reach my case worker, Ms. T. Bright, over the past 4 months.
I have called, left messages, sent emails, everything within my power to do, to contact Ms. Bright, and have not once, had any of my attempts been returned.

I had been sent a letter, stating that she and I were to have a pre-schedualed phone conversation, regarding my S.N.A.P. benefits to ensure that they would not be interrupted, or cancelled, which she missed. After waiting over 3 hours, to hear from here regarding this interview, I called her extention over and over, trying to reach her, with no success.

I have put in an address change with the Newport News office, over 2 months ago, to update my info and receive a new case worker here, and yet, no one has updated this information in the system.

I have no been completely cut off from my SNAP benefits, and have no means to obtain food, due to the mistake of YOUR office, Ms. Bright, and am terribly upset that no one has, or is, answering me to help me!!

I am BEGGING whomever this letter reaches, to help me restore my S.N.A.P. benefits, and sign up for T.A.N.F. for I am now homeless, without food, or shelter and do not know how much longer I can endure this.

The Newport News office will not help because they tell me that I am STILL, after months of waiting for an address change, in the Virginia Beach Office system, and thus, they can do nothing until I speak with my case worker, Ms. T. Bright, who will not return my calls, or any other means of attempt to reach her.

I am in dire need of help and plead with you now to tell me how I can restore my SNAP benefits, and obtain TANF, and not loose my MEDICAID.

I thank you for your time, efforts and concerns regarding this matter, and truly hope to hear back from you within the next few days.

Respectfully yours,
Rebecca Cooley Sang
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