Additional Community and Financial Resources
For additional community resources in Virginia visit www.211virginia.org or Dial 211 for services in Virginia.
Affordable Housing Guide - Metro Richmond & South Central Virginia:
For more information please visit Housing Opportunities Made Equal’s website at www.phonehome.org.
F.R.E.E. Foundation: http://www.free-foundation.org/ or call 804-920-9828
A volunteer-led non-profit that provides mobility rehabilitation equipment to help people regain their mobility and independence. F.R.E.E collects, sanitizes, repairs and gifts donated mobility equipment, such as bath aids, including shower chairs and tub transfer benches, and wheel chairs to uninsured and underinsured adults in Virginia.
Social Services: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/ea/ General information call: 1-800-552-3431 (toll-free) or 804-726-7000
- Energy Assistance (EA)
- Food Assistance (SNAP/EBT/TEFAP/WIC)
- General Relief (GR)
- Medical Assistance Programs
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Commonwealth Catholic Charities: http://www.cccofva.org/ or call 804-285-5986
- HELP (Help in Emergencies and Long-term Planning) provides emergency financial, food, and long-term planning assistance to people facing a monetary crisis.
- To make an appointment for financial assistance you must call 804-285-5986 on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. You must speak to one of our HELP counselors during this time to make your appointment. Calls are accepted until all available appointment slots have been filled.
William Byrd Community House: http://www.wbch.org/ or call 804-643-2717
The William Byrd Community House (WBCH) offers family support and emergency services. The Emergency Services program assists eligible applicants with housing stability costs as funds are available—rent and utility bills.
- Food Assistance - intake walk-in hours are Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30am – 12 noon and 1pm – 3pm. Clients are seen on a first-come/first-served basis. Applicants are encouraged to call beforehand to inquire if food is available that day.
- Rent and Utility Bill Assistance - by appointment only. Call our main number 804-643-2717 to inquire if funds are available on a particular day and to schedule an appointment. Requests/applications for service must be made in person or by phone
CAPUP(Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People): http://capup.org/CAPUP/Emergency_Services.html or call 804-788-0050
For the Richmond Area
Emergency Services aide’s low income citizens with rent and mortgage assistance, utility assistance, emergency food and clothing, transportation, medical assistance, and other services necessary to help prevent homelessness, hunger, or suffering.
For other areas in Virginia, visit the Virginia Community Action Partnership at http://www.vacap.org/page.cfm/members
ACTS (Area Congregations Together in Service) http://www.actsva.org/p/programs.html or call 804-249-5431
Emergency Financial Assistance
ACTS meets the needs of qualified clients by providing payments for rents, mortgages, utilities, and other emergency payments that may negatively impact housing stability. We are a central location where staff and trained volunteers work together to help low income, hardworking people who are seeking emergency assistance.