Tag: department of community and human services

SNAP emergency food benefits to end

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Next month will mark the last payment of emergency food benefits, leaving approximately 3,845 Alexandria households with a decrease in...

SHARE the love this season

By Rhonda Williams, LCSW It’s the holiday season, with many people reporting feeling anxious and more stressed than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, the...

City hosts second annual centenarian celebration

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] As a young boy, Walter Hammersley delivered newspapers across the City of Alexandria. He would ride his bike up and...

City launches suicide prevention efforts

By Kassidy McDonald | [email protected] September marks the start of National Suicide Prevention Month, and the Department of Community and Human Services is encouraging residents...

Redevelopment planned for DCHS site

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Alexandria real estate developer Bonaventure Realty has recently announced redevelopment plans for the current Department of Community and Human Services office,...

Council approves funding for food security, eviction prevention

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] At its legislative meeting on Tuesday, City Council approved $1 million in funding for the extension of food security and...

Seniors: Tips on staying cool during the summer heat

By Diana Reynoso Excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive...

Alexandria receives $13.9 million in CARES funding

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] City council unanimously approved plans for residential rental assistance, food security and small business assistance with money the city received...

Seniors: Make your end-of-life wishes known

By Jennifer Sarisky When you’re ill and unable to speak for yourself, where would you like to be and with whom? What kind of care...

Seniors: Getting emergency help at home

By Pamela Austin Most people want to live independently in their home as long as possible. But as people age, they may experience limited mobility...