Utility and Community Support

  • Virginia CommonHelp

    https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/

    CommonHelp is a web-based app that allows residents of Virginia to screen for eligibility and apply for social services benefits and services. Benefits include healthcare, food resources, child care services, emergency assistance and more. Visit their website to learn more or call them at 855-635-4370 for assistance with the application process.

    Salvation Army of Loudoun County

    https://salvationarmypotomac.org/loudouncountycorps/

    For those facing financial hardship from unemployment, a family crisis, or a chronic medical condition, EnergyShare is Dominion's energy assistance program of last resort. There is no income guideline requirement. However, those under age 60 must have a disconnect notice (those aged 60 or older do not need a disconnect notice). EnergyShare intake agencies determine eligibility for EnergyShare and may have additional requirements when qualifying customers for this program. Call the Leesburg Office at 703-771-3371 to submit an application.


    Loudoun Cares

    https://www.loudouncares.org/

    Loudoun Cares has been connecting Loudoun residents with the nonprofit services they need. The COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline is staffed by Loudoun Cares and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and responds to requests for financial assistance. Trained staff work together to complete an intake process and assess the needs of each caller. Loudoun residents who need help paying rent and/or utilities as a result of lost wages from the COVID-19 crisis can call the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline at 703-669-5040.


    Loudoun Community Support Program

    https://www.loudoun.gov/1687/Community-Support-Program

    • The Community Support Program is a locally funded program that offers Loudoun County residents short-term case management and supportive assistance, including:
    • Financial Assistance to Help Pay for Prescriptions
    • Food (grocery cards)
    • Rental Assistance
    • Transportation Assistance (bus tokens, gas cards)
    • Utility Assistance

    This program also serves as the liaison to many other community resources, such as the Lions’ Club Vision Program and the faith community. To receive assistance, Loudoun County residents need to meet certain criteria, such as income guidelines, the nature of the request, and availability of resources. You will be asked to show verification of income, job status, and other documentation as requested. For more information, please call the Department of Family Services at 703-777-0420.

Last Modified on September 8, 2023