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Richmond, VA
Joined April 2009
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Are your kids ready to go back to school? Use our checklist and ensure your kids have a great start to the school year!
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1. Ensure your child is signed up for free school lunches.
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2. Ensure your child & family have health insurance coverage. 3. Ensure your child has had all necessary vaccines and a physical.
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4. Check to see whether your family qualifies for a discount on your internet through the Affordable Connectivity Program.
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5. If one parent has a valid protective order against the other parent (whether it covers the child or not), ensure that a copy of the order has been shared with the school. 6. Ensure that the school has an up to date custody order and/or power of attorney on file.
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Need help with school supplies? Check with your school, local church groups, or community centers for donated school supplies and uniforms or clothes.
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As always, call our free helplines if you need help with health care, evictions, predatory loans, SNAP, and utilities.
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Virginia Poverty Law Center retweeted
Join public benefits attorney Cassie Edner this Thursday morning to chat about @VPLC's back to school checklist — including school lunches, health insurance, and more. Register here: bit.ly/vplc-back2school
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An interesting look at the cycle of poverty and the concept of a universal basic income. ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-it…
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On a hot summer day, a reminder that energy efficiency has a strong connection to EQUITY. All of our neighbors, whether they rent or own and regardless of zipcode, need access to energy-efficient homes that are healthy, safe and affordable. vamfeec.org
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Virginia Poverty Law Center retweeted
Next Monday (7/11), navigators and staff from @VPLC and @CVLASRichmond will be onsite at the Tuckahoe Area Library for free Medicaid & SNAP application help. No appointment necessary — just stop by between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for assistance!
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Big problems often require big solutions. Meet the newest outreach warriors working for VPLC.
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“In the legal community, we are doing our part to provide Virginians with the services they need, and we will be there to support those who find themselves in a crisis after June 30 — no matter what.” Read more from VPLC’s Laura Dobbs here: richmond.com/opinion/columni…
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