Quality of Life Resources

Affordable Internet Service

Good news for people needing more affordable internet service The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a US Government program that helps many low income households pay for broadband internet service and internet-connected devices. What is the ACP? Details here: affordableconnectivity.gov Are you eligible? Learn all about qualifying here.

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per approved household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the ACP with a participating provider that offers connected devices (Note: not all internet companies offer device discounts.) The internet company will provide the discount to the consumer. Source: affordableconnectivity.gov Sept, 2022

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Mortgage Assistance for Virginia Residents

About eligibility here.

Residents of Virginia struggling to keep up with housing payments due to COVID’s impact can seek assistance from Virginia Housing. Information for homeowners in link (English) or link Spanish for the Virginia Mortgage Relief program.

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Archived Events and Resources

Our advocates serve as liaisons to connect individuals with affordable health care access and enable them to make informed decisions on residential living options.  Through resources, information sharing and collaboration with partners, we promote and advocate for appropriate interventions aimed at improving health and residential outcomes for underserved populations. More on past events and archived resources.

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Celebration of Health and Black History

October 2023

The Fairfax County Health Department and Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation hosted a community celebration at James Lee Community Center, Annandale in September. Health and African American history have long been dependent on each other. Read more

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Voices on The Color of Care

September, 2022

Faced with an unexpected health crisis, many Americans quickly discover that quality of care and likelihood of recovery from illness can vary greatly. Those experiencing a gap in health coverage from employer, or lack of health insurance for other reasons, sometimes rely on an emergency room visit when health issues arise. Life without health coverage may feel like living on a cliff.

Adult health coverage was recently expanded for uninsured in Virginia. See details of Expanded Adult Health Care in Virginia under tab Adapting Beyond COVID. Other initiatives to improve health health equity for those lacking the safety net of insurance coverage are being explored nationwide.

A new documentary The Color of Care, produced by Harpo Studios takes an in-depth look at health care disparities in the United States. Viewings available Thursdays through September 29. Free admission courtesy of the producer and Smithsonian TV. Select a date here.

Free ticket and schedule here.
Group reservations events@advocatesca.org

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