Community Supports and Resources

APS School Talk: Updated Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Support: As we return, I urge everyone to prioritize student mental health. The transition from Winter Break can be challenging, especially for those who suffer from depression or other mental health concerns. All of us can help by modeling healthy behaviors and encouraging self-care. It’s also important to teach students to be aware […]

Healthcare (non-COVID)

Neighborhood Health 2120 Washington Blvd #305 Arlington, VA 22204 (703) 535-5568 Neighborhood Health: Home Arlington Free Clinic: call 703-979-1400 for information The Arlington Free Clinic can provide follow up care and testing to adults who need it by calling: 703-912-0118 https://www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org Planet Fitness: Free summer memberships for all high school students https://www.planetfitness.com/summerpass/registration

Rent and Utilities

Evictions: Please call Arlington County or THRIVE to receive help or assistance with your rent. Call 703-228-1300. Arlington County will NOT share your information with anyone. Find out more at https://housing.arlingtonva.us/eviction-prevention/. Utilities: Call Arlington County’s Economic Independence Division at 703-228-1350 to ask about assistance. To avoid having your power shut-off due to non-payment with Dominion Energy, […]

Employment

Employment and Internships: Teen jobs & internships:  See available jobs and internships at the Arlington Employment Center’s Job Board, https://jobboard.arlingtonva.us/page/teen-expo. The Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation is hiring student assistants for summer camps; more at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington?department%5b0%5d=Department%20of%20Parks%20and%20Recreation&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending. The Leadership Center for Excellence Summer Youth Fellows Program brings high school students together for a week-long […]

COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing: Arlington County Coronavirus Information Line at 703-228-7999 Covid-19 Testing:   Arlington County operates a free, walk-in testing clinic open weekdays from noon-5 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. No doctor’s referral or insurance required. You do not need an appointment, but may make one by calling 703-912-0118 M-F between 9 […]

Food

Changes to APS free breakfast and lunch service for the 2022-2023 School Year:https://www.apsva.us/food-and-nutrition-services/ Meals Update for Summer and SY 2022-23: We have been fortunate to provide universal free meals this school year as an extension of the USDA’s COVID-19 waivers. Those waivers are set to expire June 30, meaning that meals will no longer be […]

Technology / Internet

Help with Comcast Internet Service: APS works with Comcast to provide the Comcast Essentials program for all APS students that qualify for free and reduced lunch. Services are $9.95 a month.   https://www.internetessentials.com Free WiFi: Arlington County has 20+ locations with free outdoors WiFi hotspots where you can access the Internet. Check here https://my.arlingtonva.us/digitalresources?WiFi=true&DriveWiFi=true to […]

Department of Human Services (DHS) and General Assistance

Arlington County Department of Human Services Purpose: Immediate assistance from Arlington County for rent, food, medical needs, government benefits, emergency housing/shelter referrals. Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm Contact: 703-228-1300 Arlington County Child Protective Services Purpose: To report suspected child abuse or neglect Contact: 703-228-1500 Domestic Violence Contact: 703-237-0881 to talk to a counselor about […]

Mental Health Resources

Crisis Hotlines (All Free and 24 hours a day) Crisis Link Regional HotLine: 703-527-4077 National Hope Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) LGBTQ Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) Text: CONNECT to 8551 to confidentially text for emotional support or in case of crisis Cigna Help Line: APS is partnering with Cigna to make a free […]