Adult Services Forms Partnership to Help Keep Senior Citizens Warm

Many times senior citizens struggle with staying warm and retaining body heat. The Adult Services Program has joined with a community partner to provide fleece blankets to customers. The blankets are handmade by the community partner and are about the size of a throw blanket (3’X4’), large enough to cover half of the body when sitting in a chair. When a customer reports being cold, they are offered the blankets to supplement their heating source. If you know a senior and/or disabled Richmond City resident who could benefit from this free gift, please contact the Adult Services Program at 646-8865. The blankets are in limited supply; however, the community partner enjoys creating and providing blankets.


Adult Services Administers Emergency Solutions Grant

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), formally Emergency Shelter Grant, provides homelessness prevention activities, short-term rental assistance and services to individuals and families at risk of losing their housing.   The Adult Services staff completes an initial assessment to determine program eligibility. To be eligible, customers must be: a Richmond City resident, facing eviction; at or below 30% AMI; and able to demonstrate that they can maintain after this one-time assistance. Other program criteria may apply. For additional information or to refer a customer, contact the Adult Services Program at 646-8865.