Senior and Individuals At Risk

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At VAS we help Improve the quality of life for Seniors and people at risk. VAS supports seniors, disabled people and low-income families by providing the following cultural/linguistic services to assist them with:

  • Social Benefits Application
  • Referral Service
  • Reduce Isolation & Loneliness

VAS have supported hundreds of seniors, people with disability, and low-income families. VAS was the only Vietnamese agency that helped victims of the Long Branch fire, many of whom were seniors and people with disability, with disaster relief. We also started the Golden Lotus Charity Group that invites community members to join as volunteers to provide home visiting programs to elderly who live alone or at nursing home. Since October 2017, this service group has visited many community members from the most vulnerable population.

In order to reduce Isolation & Loneliness, VAS hosts multiple community events throughout the year, such as the Mid-Autumn festival, Senior Event, and Community Picnic events.

For More information on Senior services, please email us at info@vasusa.org
or call (301) 646-5852

English and Economic Development

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VAS provides drop-in English classes at no cost to seniors, new immigrants, and low-income community members. We also serve as a referral service that connects our community with job opportunities. Since 2017, we provided thousands of hours of teaching English to hundreds of students and helped many people get jobs with the Dietz and Watson Corporation, Merit Logistics and other small businesses. Classes serve learners from beginner level with a focus on daily life conversation.

The Current Class Schedule is as follows:

  • Citizenship Class:
    o Location: 12621 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    o Date: Mondays from 9am – 11:00am
    o Cost: Free
    o Contact: (301) 646-5852 or info@vasusa.org
    o Registration: All year round
  • Beginner’s English Development Class:
    o Location: 12621 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    o Date: Mondays from 11:15am to 12:45pm
    o Cost: Free
    o Contact: (301) 646-5852 or info@vasusa.org
    o Registration: All year round
  • Intermediate English/ English for Work Class
    o Location: 12621 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    o Date: Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 12:45 pm
    o Cost: Free
    o Contact: (301) 646-5852 or info@vasusa.org
    o Registration: All year round

Health Care

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VAS is the only agency serving the Vietnamese Community that is certified by Maryland Health Connection. VAS staff have provided more than one thousand services to help Vietnamese community members to enroll in eligible health insurance programs.

We connect uninsured patients to safety net clinics and provided complimentary medical interpretation services to patients since May 2017.

To promote healthcare literacy, VAS provides series of educational workshops on health insurance, the U.S. healthcare system, behavioral health, and understanding the benefits of social services.

VAS partners with Montgomery Care Clinics to have Vietnamese Days at the clinics. We help the Vietnamese population find and book doctors.

For More information on Health Care services, please email us at info@vasusa.org or call (301) 646-5852

Advanced Services

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Membership Program: The program will help members, who speak limited English and work long hours to solve all unclear paperwork and complex enrollment processes in the fastest and most convenient manner.

Transportation and Interpretation: With this program, we provide interpretation and transportation to help clients easily and reliably get to the places they want to go, including USCIS interviews, doctor visit, human service agencies or court cases.

Citizenship and Immigration services: Assist clients to open files for sponsoring their families or in resolving issues with USCIS. Renew and request green cards as well as resolving problems with green cards that are lost or expired. Review citizenship application forms, assist clients in preparation for citizenship exams, apply for US Passports, etc.

For More information on our Advanced Services, please email us at info@vasusa.org or call (301) 646-5852