The Benefits Program provides medical, financial, fuel and food stamp assistance to the citizens of Augusta County, and the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. These benefits can be paid from Federal, State, and/or local funds.
SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) :
Provides Food assistance to low income and resource eligible persons to alleviate hunger and malnutrition.
General Relief: This program provides burial assistance for indigent individuals or families who are unable to pay burial expenses.
Auxiliary Grants: Aged and Disabled - This program provides payments to Homes for Adults on behalf of income and resource eligible clients to pay for shelter, food and some personal care.
TANF: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families - Provides temporary financial assistance to income and resource eligible families with children.
State/Local Hospitalization: This program uses local funds to match Available State funds to reimburse hospitals for care given to indigent residents.
Energy Assistance Program: Provides fuel and emergency crisis assistance to low-income households for wood, coal, natural gas, LP gas, oil, or electricity, and is administered from October through March. Provides cooling assistance in summer months to eligible households.
Medical: Provides medical assistance for eligible individuals who are medically needy.
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS): a low cost health insurance program for children of working families
The Services Program provided the following services directly, or via purchase of service: Adult Services, Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Day Care Services, Employment Services, Foster Care and Adoption, Intake, and Volunteer Payee Services.
: This program provides services to maximize self-sufficiency, prevent abuse, neglect, exploitation, inappropriate institutionalization, and assist with appropriate placements when needed.
Adult Protective Services: Investigates complaints of abuse and the provision of services for adults who are abused, neglected, or exploited.
Child Protective Services
: Investigates complaints and provides services to abused or neglected children and their families.
Child Care Services
: These services assist eligible families with child care while they are working and/or are attending school.
Employment Services Program
: Aids in employment, education and training, childcare, transportation, and other supportive services to low income working families and families receiving public assistance. The Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) is a grant program designed to encourage self-sufficiency through employment.
Foster Care and Adoption
: Services are provided on behalf of children in the custody of Staunton-Augusta DSS. Assistance is provided for families who adopt children. This program also performs court-ordered custody investigations. Vist www.ResourceFamily.org
for Resource information on "Foster, Adoptive or Kinship Family".
Volunteer Payee Services
: Coordinated volunteer services providing financial management to mentally or physically disabled and/or elderly individuals.
: Guardianship assistance in the areas of health, safety and care for those unable to make their own decisions.