Stimulus Check Updated Disbursement Information



Many of you may have gone to your bank account and noticed a pending deposit from the IRS.  If you don’t see yours in your account, and you met all of the criteria to receive one, here is a link that may be helpful  in determining how and when you may receive your check. This article will give the expected range of dates for direct deposits and for mailed paper checks.



VB STRONG CENTER




I know the past several months have been very stressful. If you need a little help dealing with that stress or simply dealing with life right now, one way to get it is through the VB Strong Center.


Accessing the VB Strong Center

To ensure you’re receiving updates on the VB Strong Center’s programming during this time:

  1. Take a minute and click here to sign up to receive email notifications.
These emails will highlight upcoming programming and/or special offerings.
Emails will not be sent more than once per week.
It will only take a minute to sign up; encourage your friends to do the same.

  1. Check out the calendar of events for upcoming digital programming.
Looking for a mid-day stretch? Check out De-stress @ Your Desk
At home with your little ones? Check out Zumba Kids
Looking to create some “normalcy” during these uncharted times? Check out Healthy Routines for Overall Wellness During Social Distancing
And more!

  1. As a reminder, you can also:
Call 757.507.7200 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday-Friday, or email vbstrongcenter@sentara.com to:
Schedule your telehealth visit for:
Individual appointments, Intake and Support Services
Help with class registration
Making recommendations for programming & services you would like to see
Asking questions


CALL TO ACTION - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!


Governor Northam has called on childcare centers to
serve children of healthcare providers and other essential
personnel. This is mission critical and YOU CAN HELP by
donating these cleaning supplies:

Hand Sanitizer / Gloves/ Hand Soap/
Paper Towels/ Toilet Paper/ Bleach

Taylor Bend Family YMCA 4626 Taylor Rd. Chesapeake 23321
Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA 633 S. Battlefield,
Chesapeake 23322
Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA 4441 South Blvd. Virginia Beach
23452
Hilltop Family YMCA 1536 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach 23451

FIRST DROP OFF DAY IS THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH

Drop off days thereafter:
Mondays and Thursdays from 9AM to 12 PM

Drop off bins are OUTSIDE of entrance doors
PLEASE LABEL DONATIONS "CHILD CARE"


TUTORIAL ON FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN VIRGINIA



  As many of you may know the unemployment claims around the country have  increased to over 6.6 million individuals; which is the highest this country has ever seen. If you are one of the millions that has to file for unemployment and are unsure of how to navigate the online application; below is a link to a video found at www.vawc.virginia.gov giving instructions on filing an unemployment claim in Virginia.   




City of Virginia Beach Resources for Utility Bills


Community Resources for Payment Assistance

​​The following resources are available to Virginia Beach residents in need of assistance paying a utility bill. You may also dial 2-1-1 for free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional will listen to your situation and suggest resources.
Water Assistance Program- 385-6700
The Water Assistance Program is provided by Virginia Beach Public Utilities to qualifying residents. Residents must meet the income threshold in order to qualify. Eligible residents can receive program assistance at a maximum of $300.00 once per fiscal year for a City Services Bill; and $250.00 for a plumbing repair. For more information, call the number provided.

 
H2O (Help To Others)- 543-8100
The H2O (Help To Others) program, administered​ by The Salvation Army, offers financial assistance to residents needing help with their City Services or HRSD bill. Residents must be able to demonstrate that a personal or family crisis has inhibited ability to pay utility bills. Eligible residents can receive program assistance one time in any twelve-month period in the amount of $250.00 or the balance due, whichever is less. For more information, call the number provided.​
Church of the Ascension​- 495-1886 Ext. 414
Church of the Holy Family​- 481-3492
Holy Spirit Catholic Church​- 468-3600 Ext. 111​
Human Warmth and Care​- 727-3331
Mission United (Assists Military Only)​- 858-7777
​St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church- 497-8330 Ext. 303
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church​- 426-2180 Ext. 9
Star of the Sea Catholic Church​- 428-3492/428-1244
The Stop Organization​- 858-1360
The Potter's House​- 428-7727

How to protect your Virtual Meeting from being Hijacked!



According to Wavy 10 a Zoom class between a local private school teacher and her students was hijacked and inappropriate material was shared with the class.  These types of incidents have appeared recently in many Zoom meeting settings across the country. 

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses have sent employees home to telework.  With telework; the meetings that would have typically been in person are now being hosted virtually through platforms such as Zoom.  With the increase in organizations using Zoom and other virtual platforms; The FBI recommends the following to protect your cybersecurity:

  • Do not make meetings or classrooms public
  • Do not share a link to a teleconference or classroom on social media
  • Manage screen sharing options
  • Use the updated version of any remote meeting application — including the newest version of Zoom, which was updated in January
  • Ensure the organization’s telework policy addresses requirements for physical and information security
Victims of teleconference hijacking or other cyber-crimes should report it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. If you receive a specific threat during a teleconference, report it to the FBI online or at (800) CALL-FBI.