The Department of Human Services has immediate openings in several program areas throughout the agency including peer support specialists, clinicians, nurses, eligibilty workers, and office support. Please visit the DHS Careers Page for a current listing of available positions and instructions on how to apply.

 Bank On Virginia Beach

Learn how simple changes can make a big financial impact. Bank On Virginia Beach offers a five month course along with resources to help participants develop a basic plan to increase financial security. Participants attend one class per month and meet with a personal financial coach once per month. Through completing the course, they learn techniques to increase income, grow savings, reduce debt, build credit score, and protect assets.

Financial Empowerment ​Resources

 Bank On Hampton Roads Classes

The next round of free Bank On financial empowerment classes kicks off on Aug. 9, 2021. Registrations will be open through Aug. 6, 2021. Coordinated through the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Bank On Hampton Roads is a regional partnership of participating municipalities, banks, credit unions and community organizations designed to connect unbanked and under-banked families to free or low-cost bank accounts and other resources leading to financial freedom.

​Classes meet once per month for five months and are 100% virtual. Participants can choose one of the meeting times below that best fits their schedule.

  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month beginning Sept. 11
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month beginning Sept. 14
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month beginning Sept. 16
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning Sept. 22

Click Here to Register


Earned Income Tax Credit
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), is a refundable credit that can offer low to moderate income families a boost at tax time. If you file a federal income tax return and you have earned income, you could be eligible for up to $6,269! To see if you are eligible for this credit, use the EITC Assistant.

Prepare Your Own Taxes
The average prepared tax return can cost $200 or more. Preparing your own tax return with the help of IRS trained and certified volunteers is like earning $150 - $200 for an hour of work! My Free Taxes is a free service available to taxpayers with $66,000 or less in household income.  My Free Taxes offers 24-hour phone support to answer your questions and guide you through creating your own tax return. E-filing with both state and federal is free with My Free Taxes. Use the Tax Preparation Checklist to prepare. To begin filing at home, visit

Free Tax Preparation Services 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is provided by IRS trained and certified volunteers at a number of locations in Virginia Beach.  VITA services are available to families with household income of less than $55,000. 

Save Your Refund
Save just $50 of your federal tax refund and enter the Save Your Refund (SYR) promotion to win one of the 100 chances to win $100 weekly prize.  Tax season is a great time to jump start your savings; Commonwealth and America Saves can help you do just that.

IRS gives a variety of free-file and e-file options along with a listing of VITA sites available throughout the U.S.

South Hampton Roads Earned Income Tax Coalition (SHREITC)
SHREITC helps eligible low to moderate income families receive the EITC through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites throughout Hampton Roads including Virginia Beach.

Virginia Department of Taxation offers a number of free tax preparation options through the Department of Taxation.


Savings enables you to prepare for the unexpected while establishing resources to meet your financial goals like education, homeownership and retirement. Savings breaks the cycle of living payday-to-payday and provides greater financial stability.

Virginia Saves - Set a goal, make a plan and save automatically with Virginia Saves. Virginia Saves encourages every citizen to create a savings goal and begin saving automatically to build a financial cushion that will protect you from unexpected expenses and help you achieve your dreams. In 2013, Virginia Beach residents pledged to save more than $116,300 annually for their goals.

Virginia 529 Plan - For as little as $25 per month, you can establish savings for a higher education to advance financial future for your family. Students with a college savings account are significantly more likely to pursue higher education in building a career. Equip your child or grandchild for a secure future, start saving today! Contributions to Virginia 529 programs can reduce your taxable income by up to $4,000!

Strategies to pay for past, present and future obligations

52 Week Savings - join the 52 week savings challenge with a simple-to-follow plan

 Money Management

Smart management of resources enables families to address their current needs while preparing for future goals. Some resources available to help you build credit, avoid fees, increase savings and live well include:
The National Endowment for Financial Education's will help you draw a spending map so you don't get lost. In four short steps identify income, list expenses, compare income and expenses, and set priorities and make changes -- you can make sure your day-to-day expenses do not distract you from your long-term spending goals.
My Money
Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on can help you maximize your financial decisions.
Family Financial Management 
An array of articles and worksheets to help stretch your dollars and get the most out of your money.  Produced by Virginia Cooperative Extension Services.
360 Degrees o​f Financial Literacy
Provides calculators and articles to help you get started managing your money at every stage of life. 
Get Mone​y Smart
FDIC Money Smart classes are available in the local area and online.  Financial education fosters financial stability for individuals, families, and entire communities. The more people know about credit and banking services, the more likely they are to increase savings, buy homes, and improve their financial health and well being.