Community Resources

Winter Shelters on the Peninsula – Williamsburg, Hampton, Newport News, and Gloucester each have winter shelter programs for people in need of a warm place to stay. The shelters rotate among area churches. For the Williamsburg Shelter Schedule, click here. For the Newport News Schedule, click here. For the Hampton Schedule, click here. For the Gloucester Schedule, click here.

BonSecoursCareAVanCare-A-Van –  The Bon Secours Care-A-Van is a free medical service that provides general medical care to uninsured adults and children in Hampton Roads. Services include routine evaluation and treatment of common acute illnesses including: Gastritis and heart burn; Minor skin rashes; Minor musculoskeletal pains; Respiratory infections; Urinary tract and bladder infections; Headaches, earaches, and pink eye; Chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. The Care-A-Van also offers sports physicals, children’s health insurance enrollment, and health education services. Medical conditions beyond the team’s scope of care are referred to another care setting. For current SCHEDULE, click here. For Care-A-Van LOCATION info, click here.

Mental Health America – Mental Health America of Virginia provides a Warm Line which is a peer-run service for residents of Virginia. It offers support for individuals, family members and other concerned parties who would like someone to talk to, or who request community mental health resources, or who have specific questions about their recovery journey. To learn more, click here

No Wrong Door – No Wrong Door Virginia is a virtual system and statewide network of shared resources, designed to streamline access to long term services and supports – connecting individuals, providers and communities across the Commonwealth.To learn more, click here.

New Eyes for Needy – New Eyes for the Needy purchases basic prescription glasses for people in financial need in the U.S. through a voucher program. Individuals cannot apply for themselves. The online application is only accessible to social service agencies who apply on their clients behalf. To learn more, click here.

Substance Abuse Resources – compiled by Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia and PCOR (Peninsula Community Opioid Response group). Click here.

Mission United – This is a free program that coordinates community services for active duty service members, veterans and their families, connecting them to affordable housing, job training, health care and other resources through a single entry point to the help they need. To learn more, click here.

Veteran Caregiver Support – The Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) for Military Families program coaches the families of returning service members and veterans to manage the difficulties that come with coming home. OFC is a personalized program,tailored specifically to the struggles of each family. Through proven methods, the program teaches military families the skills needed to best navigate their challenges, resulting in stronger and healthier families. This program is offered by Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health, with Virginia Veteran and Family Support, of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. To learn more, click here.

Dental ServicesNewport News – Peninsula Health Department in collaboration with the city of Newport News provides emergent care (extractions, treatment for pain, treatment for abscesses, etc) and also non-emergent care (cleanings and other preventative care) for residents of Newport News. Patients are seen based on income. To learn more, click here. For a list of Peninsula Dental Safety Net Providers, click here.

Dental Services – Williamsburg Olde Towne Medical Center provides emergent and non-emergent care ~32 hours a week for uninsured, Medicaid, Medicare and Tricare dental patients. Please call 259-3255 for information. Coming soon: walk-in appointments for dental care. To learn more, click here.

Housing Crisis Hotline – housing assistance for homeless as well as for those in danger of becoming homeless -please call 757-587-4202 or 866-750-4431. Help is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.

National Homeless Veterans Hotline – to ensure that homeless Veterans or Veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The  hotline is intended to assist homeless Veterans & their families, VA Medical Ctrs, federal, state & local partners, community agencies, service providers & others in the community. To be connected with a trained VA staff member call 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838).

The Peninsula Aging & Disability Resource Network (PADRN) is a highly collaborative partnership among public and private providers of long-term services and supports. The network office is a one-stop providing individuals and family caregivers with information, options counseling, referrals and access to services that support aging in place.

Kids Priority One is a “one stop” resource center for families, and those working with families, can find local resources and information related to raising healthy, happy kids!  Each month, thousands of parents, teens, teachers and other human services professionals visit our website.

NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs   to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care. NeedyMeds’ mission is to be the best source of     accurate,   comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people facing problems paying for medications and health care; to assist those in need in applying to programs; and to provide health-related education using innovative methods.

Greater Williamsburg Network of Care: A Guide to Health & Human Services, a resource for individuals, families, community providers and agencies. In this online community, you will find comprehensive information about regional health and human services, regulations and related news and information. There is “No Wrong Door” for anyone who needs services, regardless of where they may be in the search for assistance.

2-1-1 Virginia – 2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia. 2-1-1 VIRGINIA provides access to services in your community and statewide. All referrals are confidential and you can search for these same services on this 2-1-1 VIRGINIA Web site.

Virginia Navigator – provides helpful, free resource information associated with aging, disabilities, post-military life, and overall well-being. Their family of resource-based websites include: SeniorNavigator, disAbilityNavigator, and VeteransNavigator.

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