COVID-19: Resident Resources

Childcare & Youth Services

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

Childcare information is also available via the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Our regional Office On Youth also provides essential services to help families cope with the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit www.officeonyouth.com to learn more.

Relief for Rent or Mortgage, Utilities and Food

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. 

The City is utilizing Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist customers with arrearages through the COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program.

The City of Waynesboro also offers payment plans for city utilities.  Citizens not impacted by COVID-19 may qualify for this plan, and citizens who have been impacted by COVID-19 qualify for this plan.

If you need food assistance, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank provides food relief. Find the food pantry closest to your residence.

Unemployment Benefits

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.