Gloucester Resource Council

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LGBT Life Center – Gen Zen

Gen Zen is a free, LGBT+ affirming, therapy group for those interested in learning how to manage symptoms of anxiety during the time of COVID-19. Each week, group members will discuss their feelings and learn new coping strategies in a safe, supportive environment.
This group meets every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm.
For LGBT+ adults between 18-28.
To RSVP, email Ashley at by February 9th.

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Gloucester Medicaid Recipient Important Information!

The Gloucester Department of Social Services is requesting that any Gloucester County citizen who receives MEDICAID ONLY AND HAS HAD AN ADDRESS CHANGE SINCE MARCH 2020, contact the Agency immediately to ensure that the Agency has the recipient’s most up-to-date mailing address.

Please call 804-693-2671 and inform the Agency that you are calling to provide an updated mailing address. The receptionist will ask you to verify some information and will gladly update your mailing address.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Medical Assistance (DMAS) has not required a renewal of services since the start of the pandemic. All clients that were receiving MEDICAID have not been required to renew their application as previously required. This will end effective March 2022 and recipients of Medicaid will now be required to go through the renewal process.

In the very near future, DMAS will begin sending letters to all recipients. It is extremely important that recipients receive this information. Since the start of the pandemic, Medicaid recipients may have experienced a change in their mailing address. In order to ensure that recipients receive this very important information, the Agency is taking steps to verify the mailing address of all recipients.

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Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL)

Free at-home COVID-19 test kits can now be ordered at People who do not have Internet access or who need additional assistance with ordering can call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to place their orders.

In addition, the Eldercare Locator and the Disability Information and Assistance Line (DIAL) also can assist older adults and people with disabilities with placing orders if they need additional help, connect people to accessible instructions, and help with administering the tests. Both phone lines are staffed Monday-Friday from 9 AM – 8PM ET.

Older adults can call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 Monday-Friday or visit the website to chat live or browse resources.

People with disabilities can contact DIAL by calling 888-677-1199 or by emailing The DIAL information specialists are trained to work with people of various communications abilities, including spending as much time as needed to understand callers. Deaf and hard-of-hearing people can reach DIAL using the 711/Video Relay Service (VRS). To use this free service, simply dial 711 to be connected via text with a communications assistant. (For people who do not communicate through speech, sign language or VRS, email is the best option to communicate with DIAL.)

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Virtual Homebuying Workshop

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission will be hosting a “Homebuying 101” virtual workshop on Thursday, February 3 from 6:30-8 p.m. This free mini course will focus on tips for potential first-time homebuyers including understanding the mortgage process and local options for down payment and closing cost assistance.

Registration is available here:

For more information, contact: