COVID-19: Navigating Your Resources

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is monitoring the global spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. This is top-of-mind for all of us, as the health and safety of our community is our top priority. We are committed to providing our community members with resources to help deal with any drastic life changes that may occur due to COVID-19.

Below we have compiled resources to help members of the community navigate this challenging time. These resources will help provide direction for those needing assistance during this time.
Over the past month, the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) has seen a dramatic rise in the number of unemployment claims. If you have lost your job or seen your income drastically reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone. This guide will help you navigate some of the important steps in applying for unemployment benefits in Virginia.

 

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Many organizations in our community are stepping up and providing services to people effected by COVID-19. You may find yourself in an unfamiliar situation during this time, and be in need of shelter, food, or additional assistance. You can find available resources for these things, and more, here.

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The spread COVID-19 has resulted in the closing of many of United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites across the region. We have guidance on the tax deadline extension and are working hard to connect people in our region with online filing options and other resources. 

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For additional resources in our region or any questions, please reach out to the 211 Help Hotline. They can be reached at 2-1-1 or 211virginia.org.