HEALTHY CHURCH TEAM
DR. ALEXANDRA MONDE’, CHAIRPERSON
BRO. DEL CONYERS, MPH BRO. CATLETT HARRISON BRO. BERNARD CARPENTER
ADVISORS: SIS. SHARON MONDE’ BRO. DAVID BROWN
Calloway cares about YOU – body, soul, and mind.
There are resources below to assist you in every area of your health
Calloway is a partner of the Complete Vaccine Committee of Arlington. For information, click here.
UPDATED COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION
Arlington County’s Public Health Division is continuing to offer free walk-in vaccine clinics, including neighborhood clinics. As a friendly reminder, these clinics are open to ALL ages 12 and above. No appointments or Arlington residency is required and you only some form of ID is needed (can be utility bill, paystub, library card, insurance card, etc.—something with your name on it!). Below is a list of next week’s clinics, which are also found on our vaccine clinic page. Additionally, I’ve attached a multi-lingual flyer with next week’s schedule in both PDF and PNG format—so please share widely with your networks!
|Date||Location & Address||Time|
|May 24||Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St South)||11 AM to 7 PM|
|Kenmore Middle School (200 South Carlin Springs Rd)||5 PM to 8 PM|
|May 25||Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St South)||11 AM to 7 PM|
|May 26||Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St South)||11 AM to 7 PM|
|Montessori Public School (701 South Highland St)||4 PM to 8 PM|
|May 27||Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St South)||11 AM to 7 PM|
|May 28||Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St South)||11 AM to 7 PM|
|May 29||Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St South)||11 AM to 7 PM|
HEART HEALTH MONTH PRESENTATION BY DEL CONYERS, MPH
Arlington County families and residents will be impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
For information related to Arlington County and the Coronavirus Disease, please visit https://health.arlingtonva.us/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/.
People who think they have symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their doctor or health care provider.
If you know a neighbor who is struggling financially, tell them to contact Arlington County’s Department of Human Services Community Assistance Bureau. They will be assigned a case manager who can make an emergency request to Thrive on their behalf. It’s located at 2100 Washington Boulevard, 1st Floor. Walk-in clients are accepted, and telephone counseling is also provided by calling 703-228-1350 (703-228-1788 TTY). If they don’t reside in Arlington County, tell them to call 211 or visit www.211virginia.org to find out where they can get help in their community.
Food, Financial and Medical Assistance for Neighbors in NeedFood AssistanceSupplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP)Many Arlington households are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The entire household does not need to meet eligibility requirements to receive benefits.
Effective March 25, 2020, the state will increase a household’s current monthly allotment to the maximum allowed for its size. For example, that is $194 for a single-person household in Virginia, $646 for a four-person household and $1,164 for an eight-person household. Learn more, and apply online with CommonHelp.
Arlington Public Schools Free Lunch/BreakfastsAPS is providing free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday-Friday. Visit APS for locations of the pick-up sites.
APS also has a list of other resources in the community, highlighting local businesses that are offering food to those in need.
Arlington Food Assistance CenterThe Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) provides free weekly supplemental groceries to Arlington residents in need. AFAC will continue to provide free weekly groceries to Arlingtonians in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, and distributions will continue at its Shirlington headquarters (2708 South Nelson Street).
Visit the AFAC site for more information, including details for new clients in need of food, free meals for kids, home delivery options and more.
- USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services’ Response to COVID-19
- Social 60+ Cafe: Seniors participants from Arlington’s Social 60+ Cafe(previously the Congregate Meal Program) are receiving delivered meals while community centers are closed.
- Meals on Wheels
- Need help finding meal sites for children?
- No Kid Hungry’s text message line is live in Virginia. Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 to find free meal sites near you for kids and teens 18 years old and younger.
- Community Resources
- Gaijin Ramen Shop(3800 Lee Highway) is offering delivery of free vegetable ramen soup to seniors
- Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe(672 N. Glebe Road) is offering free meals to school-aged kids and free delivery for seniors
- Good Stuff Eatery(2110 Crystal Drive) is offering free meals to students between 5 and 17
- Jaleo Crystal City(2250-A Crystal Drive) is offering free meals to students
- Joe’s Place Pizza & Pasta(5555 Lee Highway) is also offering free cheese pizzas and fresh salads to those most affected by the school closings and job cutbacks.
- Medium Rare(3601 N. Fairfax Dr) is delivering free meals to vulnerable seniors in the D.C. area.
- Meridian Pint(6035 Wilson Blvd) is offering a free kids meal with every adult entree purchased
- Real Food for Kids – Bayou Bakery(1515 N Courthouse Rd) is offering free lunches for kids and their families – no questions asked
- Charles Church(3304 Washington Blvd) is providing non-perishable food to those who are homeless or live on limited incomes.
- We the Pizzais offering free slices of cheese or pepperoni pizza or four wings and a side salad to kids under 15
Arlington County’s Department of Human Services assists low income Arlington residents who cannot meet their basic needs and is expanding supports to households affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Types of services provided include: Assistance with financial difficulty in paying rent, utilities, obtaining food, medical care, prescription medication, dental needs, transportation, eyeglasses and clothing. Learn more. Call 703-228-1300.
Unemployment InsuranceIf you are a worker who has been totally or partially separated from your job due to COVID-19, visit the Virginia Employment Commission to see if you are eligible for unemployment insurance, or call 866-832-2363, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (online applications are preferred).
General Unemployment Information on Claims related to layoff March 2020 Beginning with claims effective March 15, 2020, Governor Northam has directed that the one week waiting period and the requirement to conduct a weekly job search both be suspended for those receiving unemployment insurance benefits.
The Arlington Employment Center is operating at limited capacity to ensure social distancing due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). All workshops, hiring events, and access to the Resource Center/Computer Lab is suspended at this time.
The Employment Center’s virtual services are fully operational:
- Virginia has suspended co-pays for any Medicaid or FAMIS covered services.
- Evictions have been suspended
- The Arlington Community Foundation is focusing its Prompt Response Fundexclusively on support to nonprofit organizations who are on the front lines with clients, patients, and residents impacted by the health crisis. Donate here
- Virginia Department of Social Service updates and resources
- County Board letter requests landlords to have maximum flexibility
- Dominion Power will not shut off power for nonpayment, and will reconnect customers whose services were shut off
- Washington Gas will be temporarily suspending customer disconnections and waiving late fees
- AT&T is waiving wireless plan overage charges for data, voice or text
- Comcast is offering 2 free months of Internet Essentials, offering free access to Wifi hotspots, suspending disconnects, waiving late fees, and pausing their data plan
- Verizon is waiving late fees, suspending terminations, and offering low cost alternatives to customers
- T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to existing customers for the next 60 days
Virginia has suspended co-pays for any Medicaid or FAMIS covered services.
Virginia Medicaid is Taking Action to Fight COVID-19 | Apply for Medicaid
Renew your Medicaid by phone: 855-242-8282
Have you been impacted by COVID-19? Get help and resources.
If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact your doctor or health care provider, and they can order a test. Health care providers are using their medical judgement to order tests for COVID-19. More information on COVID-19 testing.