COMMUNITY & COVID RESOURCES
FB group that helps neighbors share resources
This is a place where you can request resources and support, but also where you can come to find opportunities to offer time, money, support and resources to community members in need.
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization geared towards serving the homeless and less fortunate by incorporating them into group activities, supporting them with prayers, fellowship with a meal, and providing disaster relief. Our core principle is to ensure, to the best of our ability, that no one winds up overlooked and in need of help.
Community Support Organization. Donations always needed. Contact KirstanAKnipple@gmail.com or text 540-360-1467. Always free, always confidential, no income restrictions.
UVA Health: 434-924-0000
Sentara COVID-19 Call Center: 833-945-2395
Operates seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Health District: 434-972-6261
Operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Blue Ridge Health District 434-972-6244 – Clinic offerings in each county include immunizations, family planning, sexual health screening, TB testing, WIC information, and nutrition classes.
The County will work with any resident within our jurisdiction to make sure they have the correct amount and properly working smoke alarms in their homes.
On this page, you will see a contact number for anyone to call, under the ‘smoke alarm program’ tab.
Please encourage them to call for a free check and install, no cost to them whatsoever.
Support Cville Education Equity
Connecting Education Resources for the Charlottesville/Albemarle Region
Provides essentials like clothing, shoes, medicine, eyeglasses, and school supplies/books for school children in need in our community. This year, the Santa Fund for Schoolkids took on new urgency, creating the Santa Fund COVID Assistance Program to help families with COVID-19 related needs, such as internet access for virtual learning and assistance with other tools to provide a safe learning environment.
Driving Lives Forward is a new transportation initiative that connects economically-disadvantaged individuals and families with reliable vehicles and affordable auto loan financing. This program is designed to help individuals and families move toward greater financial resiliency and advance career opportunities.
Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) is being administered by Virginia Housing to offer relief to those experiencing difficulty due to COVID-19.
FOR TENANTS: RMRP Support Center at (703)-962-1884
FOR LANDLORDS: File application with Virginia Housing
LOCAL NUMBER FOR OTHER ASSISTANCE: 434-326-0950
Número Local: 434-373-0930 in español
The Local Energy Alliance Program is a provider of income and age qualifying weatherization programs for Dominion Energy customers. These programs provide money-saving services at no cost to qualified owners and renters, or landlords and property managers whose residents qualify.
believes that everyone should be safe at home. We work year-round to provide emergency repairs, home rehabs, and energy-efficiency upgrades to families in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Our mission is to ensure safe, affordable homes for our neighbors in need.
For Help In Emergency
Help for Domestic Violence Survivors in Charlottesville
Soup Kitchen, Emergency Shelter, Emergency Food
Folks dealing with lost wages or earning ability as a result of reduced hours or loss of employment due to the ongoing pandemic can apply for funds for:
To learn more and request assistance, call the emergency fund hotline voicemail box:
For English – dial 434-326-0950, Monday-Friday, 9 am - 6 pm
Para Español - marque 434-373-0930, 9 am a 5:30 pm, de lunes a viernes
Housing and financial counseling, including counseling for people having trouble paying mortgage and rent, down payment loans for home purchase, and affordable rental housing.
Emergency Food Network. 434-979-9180, 900 Harris Street, Charlottesville – Food orders may be placed by phone only, 9 am-12 noon, Monday or Friday. Food may be picked up 1:30 pm-3:30 pm Monday or Friday. The EFN provides food to persons in need once a month, on a self-referral basis. Thereafter, assistance may be provided only with an agency referral. Food assistance is for Charlottesville or Albemarle residents only.
Food Pantry: 434-996-7868, 2050 Lambs Road, Charlottesville – Food distribution is available on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00pm, Wednesday from 2:00-4:00pm, Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm, and Saturday from 10am-12pm. Assistance is awarded twice per calendar month.
Home Delivered Meals-through JABA- 434.817.5253 – Home delivered meals from Mom’s Meals. Speak to a counselor about eligibility.
Delivers delicious free meals prepared by local chefs. Delivery to Crozet is typically on Wednesdays, and Albemarle county on Fridays. Send a request by email or via Messenger including your name, address, phone number, number of people in the household & any dietary restrictions or needs. If you include children's ages, they may also include donation of craft supplies
24/7 food security text line. The program provides information on more than 35 available food pantries
Individuals can text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to (844) 947-6518 for information about food resources near their current zip code. Information is available in English and Spanish.
Local Hungry Hearts No More
Hungry Hearts No More Backpack Program feeds food insecure children attending Hollymead Elementary.
Child Nutrition Program - Albemarle County School District (k12albemarle.org)
MENTAL HEALTH & PARENTING
434-977-4673, 911 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville – Partner for Mental Health is dedicated to promoting good mental health for everyone, daily and in times of crisis by advocating, educating, and providing connections to services and support groups.
Peer Recovery and Resource Center
434-979-2440, 123 4th Street NW, Charlottesville – The Center offers a variety of services to individuals who have experienced significant problems in their lives due to mental illness and who acknowledge this. Services are always free. Mon and Tues 10-5. Wed 12-7. Thurs, Fri, and Sat 11-5 pm. Open on all holidays.
Sexual Assault Resource Agency
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-8255 – 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress. Prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Local group providing free short-term individual and family counseling. Watch a parent video. Emergency Hotline available 24/7 for local teens: (434) 972-7233. To request an appointment- call the hotline or use the online form.
Another parent video:
Offers information & referral service including fee-based, affordable and free local mental health & substance abuse options for children, teens, and adults. Contact: (434) 227-0641
Search for local therapists, psychologists, and counselors in the Charlottesville area.
provides mental health services for women regardless of ability to pay.
A local therapy podcast to help hard-working parents and guardians understand the insanity of family life. Join us as we analyze everything from sex talks to Covid holidays!
A Black MENtal Health Podcast
Child & Family Clinic is accepting new referrals for outpatient counseling, crisis counseling, and case management services. Offering new virtual groups for children and teens to help with anxiety and build coping & resilience skills, with virtual intake appointments.
Contact: (434) 972-1800 and ask for Child & Family Services, or text 434-953-0409.
In crisis or emergency, contact: (434) 972-1800 or 911 and ask for the Crisis Intervention Team.
We are a Faith-Based, Family-Centered support and advocacy organization that provides Rest, Support, Connection, Healing and Hope to foster adoptive and special needs families. Reclaimed Hope Initiative is a place for ALL families walking through trauma, crisis and hardship offering a safe haven to be Seen, Heard, and Cared For through the darkest moments.
One-on-one phone check-ins with a clinician are offered free of charge on Wednesday evenings only. These check-ins are designed to offer immediate, short-term assistance including emotional support, brief assessment, education, coping, grounding, resources, and referral services.
The Counseling Alliance of Virginia believes everyone has the capacity to live a healthy and productive life when offered the support they deserve.
provides a high-quality doctor, dentist, and free medications for community members without affordable access to health care.
TUTORING & EXTRACURRICULAR
is a non-profit agency that offers free basic literacy and English as a Second Language tutoring to adults through recruitment and training of volunteer tutors who work one-on-one with learners, helping them become more productive workers, parents, citizens, neighbors, and consumers.
(Computers for Kids) – C4K- Mentorship increases self-confidence, decision-making skills, and chances of success in life for youth. We provide our members with consistent, supportive mentors to guide them as they achieve their goals.
100 Black Men of Central Virginia have a new tutoring initiative called “Scholar Hour”! The virtual study hall is held for one hour every Monday-Thursday to help young Black men gain a sense of community and scholarship. They have highly qualified tutors and teachers to help all Black men in grades 5-8. Individual tutoring can be requested.
of Central Virginia, Inc.
Virtual programs for Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Schools and onsite programs at Wildrock for the general public (timed trail walks and field trips for groups of 15 and under).
CHILDCARE & SUMMER PROGRAMS
is a job network that connects job seekers to the skills and resources they need to become valued employees and helps employers find the quality employees they need for their companies. Network2Work | Facebook
Charlottesville Area Helpline for Financial Assistance- 434-234-4490 Charlottesville/Albemarle – Coordinates emergency assistance for local residents who are threatened with homelessness, loss of power or fuel, or other temporary financial emergencies. Calls to the helpline must be made between 11am and 2pm Monday through Friday.
Billing Options & Assistance | Virginia |
If you are having difficulty paying electric bills call your power company. Call early to find out if you are eligible for payment arrangements or energy assistance funds. This can help prevent electricity from being cut off. Energy assistance is not limited to low-income customers, but anyone facing hardship.
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE/SOCIAL SERVICES
To supplement family income, contact your local Department of Social Services for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), medical insurance, and public assistance. Please call to schedule your appointment before visiting your local Social Services Department.
Albemarle County- 434-972-4010
Small Business Administration Loans – Expected to start taking applications 3/21. Download loan application here.
ACPS ADVISORY GROUPS
Albemarle County Public Schools also has the following division-wide committees that parents can join.
Technology Advisory Council
School Improvement Programs at each school