Resources To Help Through The Shutdown

HELPFUL LINKS

UNEMPLOYMENT

DOES and DC’S American Job Center Headquarters have extended business hours for unemployment insurance services to 630 p.m., Monday through Friday, to process insurance claims.

Furloughed federal employees may call the DOES customer service center at (202) 478-5937, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. To 6:30 p.m., or file online at dcnetworks.org.

WANT TO MAKE A DONATION TO HELP FEDS THROUGH A LOCAL FOOD BANK?  

Feeding America is a national network of 200 food banks and 60,000 partner food pantries that serves individuals in every community across the country. The contact information for your local food bank can be found here, and they will guide you through the process of accessing the resources that are available to you and your family.  

RESOURCES THROUGH THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL:

  • Lorton Community Action Center, 9518 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA, 703-339-5191
  • Food, emergency financial assistance for mortgage, rent, utilities to prevent homelessness, covers Fort Belvoir area as well as Lorton.
  • United Community Ministries of Alexandria 8511 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA, 703-339-5191
  • Emergency assistance -- food, rent, utilities, medical prescriptions.  Also offers childcare.
  • United Community Ministries of Alexandria 8511 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA, 703-339-5191
  • Emergency assistance -- food, rent, utilities, medical prescriptions.  Also offers childcare.
  • Campagna Center -- childcare payment forgiveness for furloughed federal employees.
  • Substitute teacher job board -- acps.recruit@acps.k12.va.us. 703-619-8320
  • Arlington Food Assistance Center, 2708 S. Nelson St., Arlington, VA, 703-845-8486
  • Pork Barrel BBQ, 2312 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA.  Free pork sandwiches for furloughed federal employees.
  • VA Automobile Dealers Association:  Credit amnesty for furloughed federal employees

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