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FAMIS Health Insurance

Posted by Piercy Emily on 4th November and posted in Information, Resources

Did you know that families can apply for FAMIS health care coverage for their children at any time in the year? There’s no open enrollment period, no premiums, and no or very low cost co-pays for most services. FAMIS covers kids/teens for doctor visits, checkups, glasses, dental and much more for low to no cost.Call Cover Virginia at 1-855-242-8282 to find out if your children qualify for FAMIS coverage or go online to for more information.


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RAAC – Rappahannock Area Autism Council

Posted by Richards Dianne on 14th August and posted in Information

RAAC – the Rappahannock Area Autism Council facilitates LUNCH and LEARN. Lunch and Learn is an hour for parents. family members and other interested individuals to come together over lunch (everyone brings their own), and ask questions, share information and hear presentations from RAAC members.

LUNCH and LEARN is held each 4th Friday of the month from noon until 1 p.m. at the disAbility Resource Center, 409 Progress St., Fredericksburg VA 22401.

For more information on RAAC contact Nicole Jinier or Marc Baumgardt at 540 479-3889 or Kim Lett at 540 373-2559.


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Educational Rights for Students in Transitional Housing/Homeless

Posted by Richards Dianne on 17th July and posted in Information, Resources





Including children and youth with:

  • Uncertain housing
  • A temporary address
  • No permanent physical address

The federal McKinney-Vento Act guarantees school enrollment for anyone who, due to a lack of housing, does not have a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence, such as a child or youth who lives:

  • In an emergency or transitional shelter
  • In a motel, hotel or campground
  • In a car, park, public place, bus or train station, or abandoned building
  • Doubled up with relatives or friends
  • In these conditions and is a migratory child or youth

Where can a child or youth without a fixed, regular, and adequate residence attend school?

  • The school the child or youth attended before becoming homeless or was last enrolled (school of origin)
  • The school in the attendance area where the child or youth is currently living

How can delays be avoided when enrolling a student experiencing homelessness in school?

  • Enroll the student immediately
  • Contact the previous school and ask that the records be sent electronically or shared over the phone
  • Contact the principal, school counselor, or local homeless education liaison with any concerns
  • Contact the homeless education liaison to support unaccompanied youth when enrolling in school

Where can I get help?

Local Homeless Education Liaison

For Fredericksburg City Public Schools

Emily Piercy

540 372-1127 ext. 2536

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