Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COMMUNITY & COVID RESOURCES


 

ACPS COVID-19 Hotline

 

COVID Street Sheet (English)

COVID Street Sheet (Spanish)

 

Buy Nothing

FB group that helps neighbors share resources

 

Mutual Aid C'ville

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.

 

SupportCville.com

 

Come As You Are Cville

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.

 

Mom2Mom

Community Support Organization.  Donations always needed.  Contact KirstanAKnipple@gmail.com or text 540-360-1467.  Always free, always confidential, no income restrictions.


 

Charlottesville Pride Community Network

COVID-19 Hotlines

 

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.

 

Free smoke alarms and batteries

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

 

Santa Fund

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

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.

HOUSING

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

LEAP 

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.

AHIP 

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.

SHE

For Help In Emergency 

Help for Domestic Violence Survivors in Charlottesville

Salvation Army 

Soup Kitchen, Emergency Shelter, Emergency Food

 

Albemarle Co Emergency Help

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:

  • Rent/mortgage assistance

  • Utility payments

  • Groceries

  • Prescriptions

  • Childcare

 

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

Piedmont Housing Alliance 

Housing and financial counseling, including counseling for people having trouble paying mortgage and rent, down payment loans for home purchase, and affordable rental housing.


 

More Local Housing Resources (tjpdc.org)
 

FOOD RESOURCES


 

EFN

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.

Loaves and Fishes

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.

legacieats 

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

Cultivate Charlottesville
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. 

 

ACPS Lunch Program

Child Nutrition Program - Albemarle County School District (k12albemarle.org)


 

MENTAL HEALTH & PARENTING


 

Partner for Mental Health

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.

On Our Own

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.

SARA

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.

 

ReadyKids

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: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SlsQNzRKpC7EMhkywMJ06l0o-lSlN9ys/view?usp=sharing

Help Happens Here

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

Therapists

Search for local therapists, psychologists, and counselors in the Charlottesville area.

The Women's Initiative 

provides mental health services for women regardless of ability to pay.

Podcast Therapists

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!

How U?

A Black MENtal Health Podcast

Region Ten 

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. 

See the schedule.

 

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.

 

Hope Reclaimed

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. 

Central VA Clinicians of Color Network

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.

Counseling Alliance of VA

The Counseling Alliance of Virginia believes everyone has the capacity to live a healthy and productive life when offered the support they deserve.

MEDICAL


 

Charlottesville Free Clinic 

provides a high-quality doctor, dentist, and free medications for community members without affordable access to health care.


 

TUTORING & EXTRACURRICULAR


 

Madison House Tutors

McGuffey Reading Services

Chance To Dance Program

Charlottesville Ballet

JABA FISH mentors on Vimeo

Application Requesting FISH Mentor 

Literacy Volunteers

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.

 

C4K 

(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 

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. 

Girls on the Run

of Central Virginia, Inc.

Wildrock

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


 

Extended Day Enrichment Program

Boys & Girls Club

YMCA

FINANCES

Network2Work@PVCC

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

Cville Tax Aid

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.

Dominion

Billing Options & Assistance | Virginia | 

1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) 
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

 

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society

Legal help

 

LOANS


 

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.

ACPS Parent Council

Special Education Advisory Committee - Albemarle County School District (k12albemarle.org)

Long Range Planning Advisory Committee - Albemarle County School District (k12albemarle.org)

Gifted Advisory Council

 

Title I Advisory Council

 

Health Advisory Council

 

Technology Advisory Council

 

School Improvement Programs at each school

 
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