Prince William County Supports Local Charities with Additional CARES Act Funding

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Provided by Prince William County

In August, the Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William, a nonprofit association of human services providers that aids local residents, received $950,000 in funding from Prince William County via its allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The Alliance used these funds to provide financial support to 14 nonprofit organizations across Prince William County, who provide critical resources and services to the community.

Funds Provided Support for 12 Nonprofits

This month, the Alliance received an additional $1,000,000 in CARES Act funding from the County. The funds were used to provide financial support for 12 nonprofits across the County, who offer vital support to families in the community.

  • Debre Medhanit Eyesus Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church received $50,000 to provide the underserved African immigrant community with rent and utility assistance, access to healthcare appointments, childcare cost subsidies and employment assistance.
  • New Creatures in Christ Ministries, Inc. received $100,000 to provide rent, childcare, emergency housing assistance and other unmet needs to those impacted by COVID-19.
  • Formed Families Forward received $75,000 to provide respite care and childcare for families with developmentally and intellectually disabled children.
  • Northern Virginia Family Service received $55,000 to provide childcare and educational support for children who live within the SERVE Family Shelter during the school year and are engaged in virtual learning while their parents work during the day.
  • Unity in the Community, Inc. received $50,000 to provide rental assistance to families in need.
  • Carried to Full Term received $50,000 to cover the cost of housing and utilities, cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment, emergency housing, clothing, educational fees, transportation assistance, legal support to cover family court fees, mental and behavioral support for mothers needing child care coverage, counseling and longer-term mental health services.
  • Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT, Inc. received $120,000 to provide personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies for residential and learning facilities.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Children’s Intervention Services received $50,000 to assist those in need with covering rent and utility payments.
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia received $50,000 to provide legal counsel and representation in eviction cases for households impacted by COVID-19.
  • Kuma Foundation received $150,000 to provide utility and employment assistance.
  • Potomac Valley Church of Christ received $150,000 to provide rent, mortgage and utility assistance.
  • First Home Alliance received $150,000 to provide housing, counseling and assistance with rent and mortgage payments.

The Alliance hopes that by providing these funds to these organizations, families in Prince William County can receive the financial support and services they need during these challenging times when everyone is coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about this program, visit alliancegpw.org/disasterfund.

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