The Creative Collaboration for Childcare (C4) is a grassroots effort to address and respond to families' childcare needs in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County during the COVID-19 pandemic. C4 provides affordable, quality childcare for elementary-age children in a supportive learning environment. Get more information and register at www.sawchildcare.org.
If you have suffered financial hardship due to lost wages or medical bills related to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for assistance. You may apply for assistance through the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief program to receive aid for your mortgage or rent. Shenandoah Valley Social Services also offers some support for utilities and medical bills.
If you have been laid off or furloughed due to business closures, you can apply for unemployment insurance at the Virginia Employment Commission. Governor Northam has directed that the one-week waiting period and the requirement to conduct a weekly job search be suspended beginning March 15th.
Mental Health Resources
The CDC provides information on mental health-related to the crisis, including hotlines for those in danger of self-harm or domestic violence.