Faith and Community Initiative (FCI)

Faith-Based & Community Initiative MainThe VDSS Faith and Community Initiative (FCI) will work with Virginia’s faith and community organizations (FCOs) to increase the health and wellness of Virginia’s families, particularly those that interface with the family welfare systems, and to increase substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Here are some resources to help strengthen your congregational and community support network.

 

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Nutritional Assistance SUD Resources Foster Care & Adoption 

Senior Resources Child Care

 

COVID-19 Resources for Faith and Community Leaders Webinar

 

COVID-19 has impacted the daily life of Virginians significantly. The Virginia Department of Social Services is dedicated to ensuring that all families are supported thoroughly during this unprecedented time. We partnered with the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity for the COVID-19 Resources for Faith and Community Leaders Webinar. The purpose of this webinar is to provide faith and community leaders with the tools needed to continue offering comfort and resources to their communities throughout this period of uncertainty. Watch here:

Phase 1 Guidelines for Religious Services

Upcoming Events

  • Mental Health in a Time of COVID-19 Webinar, The Partnership Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services - May 12 | 12 p.m. EST
  • Task-Shifting to Address Increasing Challenges Webinar, The Partnership Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services - May 26 | 12 p.m. EST
  • Connecting Spiritually to Mental Health Services in the Midst of the Crisis Webinar, The Partnership Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human ServicesJune 9 | 12 p.m. EST (Registration will open soon)

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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Virginia Department of Social Services Faith and Community Initiatives, please email Project Manager, Stephen Wade at stephen.wade@dss.virginia.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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