Health Coverage Expanded for Virginia Residents

Parents of school-age children may now take advantage of health coverage for children like never before. Expanded adult coverage is also available, in some cases no-cost. Coverva.org wants Virginians to know that all children have access to low-cost or no-cost health insurance through Medicaid and FAMIS. Watch this 1-minute video overview Link How to Apply For the 20th year, the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is partnering with the Department of Education (DOE) to provide coverage.

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CDC on Risks after COVID-19

People with certain medical conditions are at higher risk for becoming sicker than people without the medical conditions on this list. In CDC’s overview, while age is a risk factor, it’s not the only factor. Link here for what you need to know . Guidance on ordering free COVID-19 tests and other FAQ’s here.

Virginia Mortgage Relief

Virginia residents struggling to keep up mortgage payments due to hardship caused by the pandemic may be eligible for financial assistance. Use these links to information on Virginia Homeowner Assistance Fund eligibility and the Virginia Mortgage Relief program.

About eligibility here.

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Safe Residential Living Settings

Navigating safely in the public heath emergency (PHE) caused by COVID-19 has been a challenging global mission. Safer living beyond COVID-19 is examined in a 2-part series, Adapting Beyond the Pandemic, and presents achievable and effective alternatives.

In Part 1, Safer Living Environments, join the conversation email info@advocatesca.org. Strategies for safe living practices include:

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