Winter Shelters – Area shelters for those in need of overnight shelter are available throughout the Peninsula from November through March. Shelters are housed at various churches and rotate weekly. To find the shelter nearest you on a particular night, click on the following links. Williamsburg area – click here; Newport News – click here; Hampton – click here; Gloucester – click here.
United Way Community Resource Center – If you need help and live in Williamsburg, James City County, or upper York County, the CRC provides direct assistance and referrals to other organizations and agencies for those needing assistance with basic needs. They will CONNECT available services and programs in our area to form an effective safety net for those facing poverty-based crises; PROVIDE ACCOUNTABILITY for self-directed progress; and IDENTIFY AND FILL THE GAPS in resources especially for underserved populations. To learn more, click here.
Virginia Easy Access connects older adults, adults with disabilities, veterans, and families to information about a wide range of public programs and supports in a way that is accessible and easy to navigate. One site provides access to No Wrong Door, Virginia Navigator, Virginia 2-1-1. Try it out at easyaccess.virginia.gov.
Virginia Navigator in collaboration with No Wrong Door created the Needs Assessment tool to find available support services. By entering an individual’s ZIP code and answering a short list of questions, you’ll get a customized list of local resources that can help the individual with caregiving, daily living, financial challenges and more. To learn more, click here.
SHARE Hampton Roads – a community building organization that offers nutritious food packages at discount prices. With two hours of volunteer service of your choice (in your community) you can purchase any of the SHARE packages. This program is for everyone and anyone – no qualifications, forms or membership fees. The food is ordered though a distribution center in the Maryland area, and NO Foodbank food is used in this program.To learn more about the next share day and locations, click here.
Four Oaks Day Service Center – Newport News – now open! – offering the daily delivery of social services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Newport News, VA. To review this month’s workshops and other programs being offered to clients, click here.
Care-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 communities. Services include routine evaluation and treatment of common acute illnesses. To learn more and for monthly schedule, click here.
Greater Williamsburg Network of Care – The Greater Williamsburg Network of Care: A Guide to Health & Human Services is for individuals, families, active military, veterans, and providers to find comprehensive information about local and regional health and human services and programs. To learn more, click here.
Grief Support Groups – Bon Secours Bereavement Center offers a variety of support groups for families and caregivers. Groups are offered throughout the year. For schedule and to learn more, click here.
Care Coordination for Veterans & Their Families – The Virginia Veteran & Family Support Program provides resource referrals, care coordination, and supportive services to Virginia’s Veterans, National Guard, Reserves, family members and caregivers. To learn more, click here.
Dental Safety Net – Access Partnership recently updated Hampton Roads Dental Safety Net Listing. This listing includes site name, address, telephone, website, accepted insurance plans, co-payments, fees, eligibility criteria, and more!