Services Offered During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Below are services currently being provided by local nonprofits to help people in need in our communities! We will continue to update. For ways you can help our nonprofits remotely and/or via appropriate social distancing while they continue to serve people in need, click here. (For a list of COVID-19 Resources, click here.)

Williamsburg/JCC/YCC

Lackey Clinic – open and accepting new patients. To learn more about all services currently being offered, click here.

Grove Christian Outreach Center will be providing pantry service Tuesdays from 1pm-6pm and Fridays from 9am-1pm.

FISH – open MWF, 10 am – 2 pm

Salvation Army – Open to providing food Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.  Still open to requests for financial assistance.

Williamsburg House of Mercy – has been distributing community donations of groceries, meals, diapers, feminine hygiene products via drive-thru distribution. The drive-thru is open M-F, 10-2. Donations are accepted M-F, 9-4. Over the weekend, donations can be dropped off at Saint Bede on Ironbound Rd. Community Kitchen is a meal-to-go from 12-1, M-F. Meals are distributed from the rear door.Harbor is still operating in limited capacity. Pastries, coffee, juice, and water are available to the handful of guests experiencing homelessness who show up each morning. Tables and chairs are set-up outside under tents. Guests may come inside one at a time to use the restroom. The Mercy Housing team continues to do case management for shelter, diversion, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. Housing Navigation continues but we are asking clients to be much more proactive in locating housing in their free time as our staff is multi-tasking! The people who have a need to use the computer for job applications are coming in one by one so we can clean between people. However, we are not allowing folks to come in to surf the internet. Phone charging stations are also available.

 

Hampton

VA Peninsula Foodbank – Mobile Pantry – April 3rd 10:00am – 12:00pm – Darling Stadium – 4111 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669

Bacon Street – Journey Home Project Day Center – Bacon Street is prepared to help you and your loved ones. To keep everyone safe and help control the spread of COVID-19, we have made a few changes. By appointment, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Families in need of showers, laundry, and a hot meal can call Gwinn Dennis, day center manager, at (757) 612-8317. 329 Buckroe Avenue, Hampton use the 109, 115 and 120 buses. To learn more, click here.

Salvation Army VA Peninsula – Pantry open M-Th thru First Call referrals. 757-594-4636. Serving meals daily in Downtown Hampton and Downtown Newport News.

Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings & Provisions, Inc. (H.E.L.P.) is offering Emergency Food Deliveries for Hampton residents in the high-risk category. Households can sign up on this form. Day Center services are paused this week, but we will maintain our Lunch service on Friday. There are two portable toilets at the Day Center to allow 24/7 access to facilities.

Newport News

VA Peninsula Foodbank – Mobile Pantry – April 1st 9:30am – 11:30am – Todd Stadium – 12465 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606

THRIVE Peninsula, call First Call for a referral: 757-594-4636. This service is open to anyone on the Peninsula and not limited by income. The family can request to come to THRIVE M-Th (call at 10:30am to request us).

Salvation Army VA Peninsula – Pantry open M-Th thru First Call referrals. 757-594-4636. Serving meals daily in Downtown Hampton and Downtown Newport News.

LINK of Hampton Roads – providing food thru First Call referrals, 757-594-4636, modified delivery to allow no-contact. Food Pantry distribution M-F 9am-12pm.

Gloucester

VA Peninsula Foodbank – Mobile Pantry – March 30th 10:00am -12:00pm – Newington Baptist Church – 6169 Main St #4139, Gloucester, VA 23061

Multiple agencies providing food and financial assistance – click here.

Salvation Army VA Peninsula –  Center closed to public, will deliver food.

Peninsula

Child Care for Essential Personnel – There are a large number of child care centers currently open and ready to enroll children of these essential personnel. Child Care Aware of Virginia has the most up-to-date information about the child care options in the region. Essential employees in need of child care can call 1-866-KIDS TLC (1-866-543-7852) for assistance.

Bacon Street – Our licensed therapists can offer counseling sessions using video (telehealth visits). We are able to schedule new clients who live in Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, Newport News, Hampton & Gloucester and Mathews Counties. They are also offering Mindfulness for Kids –  a school-based mindfulness program moved online! Join our own in-house mindfulness expert Ariel as he helps you learn to focus and manage stress! To learn more about all of these services, click here.

Peninsula Agency on Aging – providing food to participants via Meals on Wheels delivery.

Smart Beginnings VA Peninsula – Continuing prenatal screenings. For information on available child care, parents can reach out to Child Care Aware of Virginia and SBVP can recommend Centers and Family Day Homes by calling our main line 757-240-2731 and pressing ‘1’.

YMCA of Virginia Peninsulas is offering emergency child care for essential health care staff. Child care is available for children 5 to 12 years old from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm weekdays. Capacity for each site is 25 children.  Learn more HERE.

Alternatives can provide resources and videos for mindfulness and managing stress and anxiety during this time. They also have resources for children and families to support learning from home. In addition, they have books for families (mainly elementary) to encourage reading at home which they are happy to distribute. They are partnering with Carrington Institute to provide Mindfulness techniques to parents online. Please email Ragen Johnson to access these resources.

The Carrington Institute for Teaching & Learning is offering a FREE live ONLINE session to provide tips, schedule templates, and guidance to parents and teachers for those of you who are educating your children at home until the COVID pandemic has passed. To access session & additional resources, please email Erica.

The DeGood Foundation – free books for children! The Imagination Library literacy program is still mailing books to children at home! To sign up, click here.