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Filter New River Valley Community Resources:

Addiction/Substance Abuse

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. For more information, visit https://www.aa.org/ or call 877-678-2282.


CARILION CLINIC SAINT ALBANS HOSPITAL

Inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment and chemical dependency programs. For more information, visit https://www.carilionclinic.org/locations/carilion-clinic-saint-albans-hospital or call 540-731-2000.


MOUNT REGIS CENTER

Offers a residential program and intensive outpatient program. For more information, visit http://www.mtregis.com/ or call 877-959-9554.


NEW RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES SUBSTANCE ABUSE

NRVCS offers treatment services including medication-assisted, outpatient and in-patient therapy; peer recovery; treatment services for pregnant women; and serves as a liaison to drug courts. For more information, visit http://www.nrvcs.org/substance-abuse or call 540- 961-8300.


SAMHSA Virtual Recovery

In an infections disease outbreak, when social distancing and self-quarantine are needed to limit and control the spread of the disease, continued social connectedness to maintain recovery is critically important. Virtual resources can and should be used during htis time. This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders. It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.


SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. For more information, visit https://www.samhsa.gov/ or call 877-726-4727.


Child Care

ADVENTURE CLUB

Operating primarily in Montgomery County Public Schools, It works with families eligible for DSS benefits to make the program affordable. For more information, visit http://www.the-adventureclub.com or call 540-382-3783


NEW RIVER COMMUNITY ACTION HEAD START PROGRAMS (INCLUDING NRCC EARLY LEARNING CENTER)

NRCA offers comprehensive developmental services to children aged 3-5. For information visit http://newrivercommunityaction.org/head-start-2/ or call 540-633- 5133.


RADFORD EARLY LEARNING CENTER

Children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. For more information, visit https://www.rainbowccc.com/radford/.


RAINBOW RIDERS

Children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. For more information, visit http://www.rainbow-riders.org/ or call 540-951-3636.


SINGLE STOP

Single Stop, a national non-profit that helps connect individuals to benefits and resources, has made its benefits screening technology available for FREE to Virginia residents. Individuals impacted financially due to COVID-19 may be eligible for benefits or other resources. More information about Single Stop is available at: https://singlestop.org/. It only takes about 10 minutes to use the screener and a Single Stop staff member will follow-up with you to discuss resources and assistance. The screener is available at: https://singlestop.org/covid19/. The Single Stop network is a safe, confidential space designed to support you and your family’s needs. There are community resources available to help with groceries, child care, and financial hardships. Please review the simple screening application; again, it only takes minutes to complete. For questions regarding the screener or screening process contact Peggy Dunn at here4u@nr.edu or 540-674-3636.


TAP Head Start

TAP is now accepting applications for children 6 weeks to 30 months of age. For more information, please see the following flyers, arranged by locality:


VALLEY INTERFAITH

For income-eligible families of children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. For more information visit http://www.valleyinterfaithchildcarecenter.org or call 540-951-8101.


YMCA OF PULASKI COUNTY

Income eligible families may qualify for the Early Head Start for 6 week-olds through 2 years old. Private-pay and DSS-eligible families may take advantage of their classrooms for 2-4 year olds. For more information visit http://www.pulaskiymca.org or call 540-980-3671. The YMCA is located at 615 Oakhurst Avenue in Pulaski.


Clothing

DRESS FOR SUCCESS - NEW RIVER VALLEY

Helping disadvantaged women by providing professional attire. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/DressforSuccessNewRiverValley/ or call 540-641-0973.


GILES COUNTY CHRISTIAN SERVICE MISSION

Help families who have needs due to low or fixed incomes and emergency assistance for families who have experienced crisis. Call 540-921-3006 or for more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/gilesmission/.


IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS OUTREACH AND HELP CENTER

Nonperishable food, baby formula, disposable diapers and all types of clothing items. Call 540-320-2307. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/Its-All-About-Jesus-Outreach-and-Help-Center370985229592/.


RADFORD CLOTHING BANK

For more information, call 540-633-5050.


Crisis

NEW HORIZONS

The program is available to adults only (18 and older). For admissions or related information, or if you need immediate help, call Access at 540-961-8400.


RAFT/ACCESS CRISIS HOTLINE

Free paraprofessional phone counseling services, Raft operates 4 p.m.-8 a.m. Monday through Friday and 24 hours on the weekends. NRVCS case managers answer the phones during business hours. If you are in crisis or need someone to talk to, call Raft at 540-961-8400.


WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER

The Women's Resource Center offers temporary emergency housing for adults and children who live in the New River Valley and are fleeing intimate partner violence. If you are in crisis or need immediate assistance, call the hotline: 540-639-1123 or 800-788-1123. For more information, call 540-639-9592 or visit http://www.wrcnrv.org.


Employment

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF THE VALLEYS

Visit http://www.goodwillvalleys.com/work-and-training-services for more information.


INDEED.COM

Sign up for regular emails of links to job openings in your chosen professional and/or geographical area. Visit http://www.indeed.com.


NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAREER ADVISING

Visit the Advising Center in 271 Rooker Hall (Dublin) or room 103 at the NRV Mall site (Christiansburg) for career advising resources. Check your email for regular Career Connections.


VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION

Visit this site for local job listings, job fairs and career search guidance: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/find-a-job.


Food Bank

BLACKSBURG INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY

Open Monday from 4:00-6:00 p.m., and Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. For more information, call 540-951-8134 or visit http://newrivercommunityaction.org/IFP/


Compassion Church

Provides food to low-income families in the New River Valley, free of charge. Distributes food on the fourth Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m., except for November and December, which will be on the third Sunday, due to holidays. For more information call 540-639-6287 or visit https://www.compassionchurch.cc/radford-outreach.


DAILY BREAD-FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Serves lunch Monday through Friday opening at 11:00 a.m. Groceries are distributed on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, please contact Debra Harrell at 540- 980-2131.


DUBLIN BAPTIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. to residents of Pulaski County. Please call 540-674-6061 before coming.


GILES FOOD BANK- NRCA

Open Monday- Friday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-3:00 p.m. For more information, call 540-921-2146.


HERITAGE CARES FOOD PANTRY - HERITAGE CHURCH

Open every Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For more information, call 540-674-9200 or visit http://www.heritagechurch.net/heritage-cares-food-pantry.


IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS OUTREACH AND HELP CENTER

Nonperishable food, baby formula, disposable diapers and all types of clothing items. Call 540-320-2307. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/Its-All-About-Jesus-Outreach-and-Help-Center370985229592/.


JORDAN'S CHAPEL UMC- FOOD PANTRY

Families must pick up food by appointment only once a month on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30-5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Angela Goad at 540-980-6958.


LITTLE CREEK FOOD PANTRY

Open on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 540-674-8739.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Open on Monday- Thursday from 8:00-11:30 a.m. & 1:00-4:00 p.m., and on Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Contact at 540-381-1561.


PLENTY! (RESIDENTS OF FLOYD COUNTY ONLY)

Open Monday 1:00-4:00 p.m., Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and Thursday 4:00-6:30 p.m. This organization also provides a community lunch on the last Wednesday of every month that is open to anyone. For more information, visit https://plentylocal.org/ or call 540- 745-3898.


RADFORD/ FAIRLAWN DAILY BREAD

Meals are served Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 540-639-0290. The Radford/ Fairlawn Daily Bread also provides homebound meals, "Meals on Wheels," to those in the local area. Deliveries are Monday- Friday from 10:00 a.m.-noon. For more information about this organization, call 540-641-3883 or visit http://www.radfordfairlawndailybread.org/.


SINGLE STOP

Single Stop, a national non-profit that helps connect individuals to benefits and resources, has made its benefits screening technology available for FREE to Virginia residents. Individuals impacted financially due to COVID-19 may be eligible for benefits or other resources. More information about Single Stop is available at: https://singlestop.org/. It only takes about 10 minutes to use the screener and a Single Stop staff member will follow-up with you to discuss resources and assistance. The screener is available at: https://singlestop.org/covid19/. The Single Stop network is a safe, confidential space designed to support you and your family’s needs. There are community resources available to help with groceries, child care, and financial hardships. Please review the simple screening application; again, it only takes minutes to complete. For questions regarding the screener or screening process contact Peggy Dunn at here4u@nr.edu or 540-674-3636.


THE DREAM CENTER

Open on the last Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-noon. Contact at 540-980-8880.


THE GIVING TREE FOOD PANTRY

Open every Friday (except holidays). Distribution is from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and patrons must be present by 6:30 p.m. to receive food. For more information http://www.thegivingtreefoodpantry.org/.


The NRV Food Assistance Directory

Thrive is a coalition of the willing, based in the New River Valley of Virginia, working to collectively increase access to affordable nutritious food through shared learning, informed advocacy, and responsive strategic action. Visit https://cfnrv.org/wp-content/uploads/NRV-Food-Assistance-Directory-Print-10.15.19.pdf for more information.


VALLEY HARVEST MINISTRIES FOOD PANTRY

Open on every Wednesday, EXCEPT the first Wednesday of every month, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. For more information call 540-674-4729.


Health Care/Mental Health Care

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY

Provides medical, dental, behavioral and preventive health services to everyone, regardless of ability to pay or insurance status. They now accept patients with Medicare or Medicaid, and with or without private insurance coverage. Patients who pay out of pocket are charged on a sliding scale, based on income levels. Clinics are located in Pearisburg (540-921-3502), Dublin (540-585-1310) and Christiansburg (540-381-0820). More information at http://www.chcnrv.org.


FREE CLINIC OF PULASKI COUNTY

Provide primary medical, nursing, and mental health care; to provide medication; and to provide health education to those adults in Pulaski County who do not have the resources. 540-980-0922. For more information, visit http://www.pulaskifreeclinic.org.


HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

Local health departments offer maternity, infant, well-child care as well as immunizations and confidential STI testing. Floyd County Health Department - 540-745-2142, Giles County Health Department 540-235-3135, Montgomery County Health Department 540-585-3300, Pulaski County Health Department 540-440-2188, Radford City Health Department 540-267-8255


NEW RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES MENTAL HEALTH

Offers mental health care for children and adults ranging from individual and group therapy to residential crisis treatment. For more information, visit http://www.nrvcs.org/mental-health-services-adults/ or call 540-961-8300.


SAMHSA Virtual Recovery

In an infections disease outbreak, when social distancing and self-quarantine are needed to limit and control the spread of the disease, continued social connectedness to maintain recovery is critically important. Virtual resources can and should be used during htis time. This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders. It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.


Housing/Homelessness

NEW RIVER COMMUNITY ACTION HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING PROGRAM

This Emergency Assistance program offers assistance with utilities and other financial assistance. More information can be found at http://newrivercommunityaction.org/homeless-prevention/. Contact your local office to be pre-screened for services: Giles | 540-921-2146 Montgomery | 540-382-6186 Pulaski | 540-980-5525 Radford | 540-267-3205


Rent and Mortgage Relief Funding Available

NRCA has received Rent and Mortgage Relief Program funds from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development targeted to individuals and families facing eviction or foreclosure due to the pandemic. The Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) is designed to support and ensure housing stability across the Commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic. New River Community Action has been designated as the local program administrator for the New River Valley. Depending on the availability of funds and household need, the RMRP may provide financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments for eligible households. Financial assistance is a one-time payment for Rent/Mortgage arrears beginning April 1, 2020. Opportunity for renewal is based on the availability of funding, household need, and continued eligibility. Eligible Households Must:

  • Meet income guidelines. The applicant must have a gross household income at or below 80% area median income (AMI), based on the current month's income. The determination of income includes any unemployment payment received by a member of the household but does not include one-time payments such as a stimulus check.
  • Be financially impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Have a valued lease or mortgage statement in their name, or other documentation of tenant/landlord relationship
  • Rent or mortgage amount at or below 150% fair market rent (FMR)
  • Be at risk for eviction or foreclosure.
The following documentation is required:
  • Proof of income (pay stubs, bank statements, letter from employer, social security documents, unemployment documentation, pension)
  • Proof that household has been denied a forbearance or deemed ineligible
  • W-9 form
  • Copy of mortgage statement or lease in the applicant's name
Contact your local NRCA Emergency Assistance/Housing Counseling office to apply:
  • Floyd County (540) 745-2102 or tmoses@nrcaa.org
  • Montgomery County (540) 382-6186 or mpoindexter@nrcaa.org
  • Radford/Fairlawn (540) 320-7460 or khonaker@nrcaa.org
  • Giles County (540) 921-2146 or dthompsn@nrcaa.org
  • Pulaski County (540) 980-5525 or sgray@nrcaa.org


Internet/Computer

NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMPUTER CLUB

Free rebuilt computers to students who qualify. Email here4u@nr.edu.


NRV FREE WIRELESS HOTSPOTS

If you have a laptop, you should be able to access wireless internet all over campus. To view local businesses who have free wireless, visit http://www.nr.edu/advising/pdf/wifi.pdf


Legal Aid

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA LEGAL AID SOCIETY

Provides free civil legal services to low-income families. For more information, visit http://www.swvalegalaid.org/, call 540-382-6157.


Scholarships

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY

The Community Foundation of the NRV offers several scholarship programs to graduating high school seniors and current college students. The deadline for scholarship applications is usually in February. For more information, visit https://cfnrv.org/scholarships/.


NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

The foundation awards scholarships up to $1,500 to support studies at NRCC. These awards are based on things such as financial need and academic achievement. Applications are available only online at http://www.nr.edu/foundation/ and the submission deadline is usually in February. The Foundation also offers textbook scholarships to students unable to afford their textbook costs. For more information call 540-674-3618.


Transportation

BLACKSBURG AREA TRANSIT

For fares and more information, please visit their website: http://www.btransit.org/.


GO ANYWHERE BUS (CHRISTIANSBURG)

To reserve a trip on the Go Anywhere bus call 540-443-7111, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Go Anywhere bus provides trips to the Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery Monday through Saturday. http://www.christiansburg.org.


MEDICAID TRANSPORTATION

Virginia Premier provides members with safe and efficient transportation to and from medical appointments, health and wellness events, and educational sessions. To schedule a trip, please call Member Services at 800-727-7536 between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. https://www.vapremier.com/members/medicaid/member-resources/transportation/.


PULASKI AREA TRANSIT

For fares and more information please visit http://www.pulaskitransit.org/.


RADFORD AREA TRANSIT

Maps are available online as well as six real time bus maps/schedules you can track right from your phone. Visit their website for more information: http://www.radfordtransit.com/.


RESPONSIBLE RIDES

This is a car purchase program for low-income families through Freedom First: https://www.freedomfirst.com/responsible-rides.


RIDE SOLUTIONS

To connect you with commuting options to access work and school. More information: http://ridesolutions.org/about-us/.


VALLEY METRO

The Valley Metro provides service between Blacksburg/Christiansburg and the Roanoke Valley. For maps, schedules, and fares please visit their website: http://www.valleymetro.com/.


Utilities and other Financial Needs

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Contact to determine if you are eligible for any benefits related to utilities or rent assistance. Visit http://www.dss.virginia.gov to learn more or call the local Departments of Social Services: Floyd (540-745-9316), Giles (540-626-7291), Montgomery (540-382-6990), Pulaski (540-980-7995), or Radford (540-731-3663).


NEW RIVER COMMUNITY ACTION EMERGENCY ASSITANCE

Emergency Assistance Program that offers assistance with rent, utilities and other needs like diapers and clothes for babies. Offices are located in Giles, Floyd, Montgomery and Pulaski Counties and the city of Radford. For more information, visit http://www.swva.net/nrca or call 540-633-5133.


SINGLE STOP

Single Stop, a national non-profit that helps connect individuals to benefits and resources, has made its benefits screening technology available for FREE to Virginia residents. Individuals impacted financially due to COVID-19 may be eligible for benefits or other resources. More information about Single Stop is available at: https://singlestop.org/. It only takes about 10 minutes to use the screener and a Single Stop staff member will follow-up with you to discuss resources and assistance. The screener is available at: https://singlestop.org/covid19/. The Single Stop network is a safe, confidential space designed to support you and your family’s needs. There are community resources available to help with groceries, child care, and financial hardships. Please review the simple screening application; again, it only takes minutes to complete. For questions regarding the screener or screening process contact Peggy Dunn at here4u@nr.edu or 540-674-3636.


Student Resources Staff

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

Mark Hanks

 

Student Resource Specialist

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