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Are we missing any great community resources? Are any of our resources outdated?  If so, please email us at

Disclaimer: FHF doesn't endorse any resource below- this is just a compilation of all that we have found.  Also this is a ginormous list and's more easily navigated on computer;)
Covid hotlines
Housing/Household Goods
Food Resources
Mental Health & Parenting
Tutoring & Extracurricular
Childcare & Summer Programs


ACPS COVID-19 Hotline


COVID Street Sheet (English)

COVID Street Sheet (Spanish)

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.




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.

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.

Early Childhood/Bright Star

Application in English and Spanish


Bright Stars is a free, high-quality preschool program for children who turn four by September 30, 2021, aimed at providing early learning experiences and comprehensive social supports. The program is committed to providing a comprehensive experience to support the development of the whole child. In addition to the core academic components, children engage in daily opportunities to develop the personal skills necessary to be successful not just throughout their school years, and beyond graduation as well.

Visions of Liberation Free Store

Will be open from noon to 4p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays, and is located at Visible Records in Albemarle County

All Blessings Flow

Local faith-based non-profit organization that was founded to improve the quality of life and dignity of individuals living with disabilities. Our primary mission is to collect, clean, refurbish and redistribute medical equipment free of charge to those in need in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties.

Love INC

Love INC identifies gaps in services and resources in the community and helps churches develop ministries to “fill in the gaps” not being met by agencies or the government.

Black Women Of Central Virginia (BWCVA)

Provides support and advocates for Black women and girls in Charlottesville and surrounding areas.


Sin Barreras
We help Spanish-speakers and immigrants access social services, health care, education, and legal services. We provide information, referrals, notary services and translations

We offer English as a Second Language classes and help immigrants prepare for the U.S. citizenship exams. We sponsor workshops on housing, tax and labor laws, immigration policies, human rights and other topics of interest. Sin Barreras/Without Barriers hosts visits from the Mexican consulate, and collaborates with local providers to offer an annual health fair.

We raise awareness and advocate for justice and inclusion of the Spanish-speaking and immigrant communities at the local, state, and national levels. We participate in campaigns such as Drive VA Forward, and promote civic engagement through leadership education and meetings with local legislators.

We organize Cville Sabroso, the region’s first and longest running Latino Festival of Culture, Music, and Dance. Cville Sabroso is a family-friendly celebration that highlights Latino culture in North, Central, and South America. Cville Sabroso is held on the third Saturday of September each year. We hope to see you there!


Creciendo Juntos
Creciendo Juntos means “growing together" and began in 2005 as a community effort to support Latino families living in Charlottesville and Albemarle. We are a leading Latino advocate and provide year round workshops, forums, and resources for Latinos and Latino-serving organizations. We are directed by a volunteer board and partner broadly to help strengthen Latino families' connections within our community

International Neighbors

International Neighbors is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that works to equip refugee neighbors with the network and skills needed to move from surviving to thriving In Charlottesville.




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.


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.


For Help In Emergency 

Help for Domestic Violence Survivors in Charlottesville

Salvation Army 

Soup Kitchen, Emergency Shelter, Emergency Food

Building Goodness Foundation

C’ville Builds is a coalition of local builders, community members, minority-serving organizations, donors, and volunteers who are joining together to support a healthy, equitable, and prosperous Charlottesville. Together we will complete building and home repair projects in our community to support:

Small Businesses that are struggling as a result of the pandemic and that need building renovations to continue operating and to increase their efficiency.

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.

Hope House — MACAA - Monticello Area Community Action Agency

Hope House Family Navigation program is an intensive, whole-family program that aims to support and empower families to reach their full potential.  Hope House, in partnership with families, community service providers, and other local resources provides coaching, education and skill building, and supports the development of social connections that promote resilience and breaks the cycle of poverty.


A student-led effort that connects volunteers from UVA and organizations in Charlottesville with community members to provide furniture to those in need. We provide free removal and delivery of furnishings to people in the Charlottesville community.

Habitat for Humanity
Builds and sells homes to hard-working, low-income and low wealth families who are willing to partner with us to become homeowners. At this time, our application cycle is closed.

Outreach for our next application cycle will begin in fall 2021. We are tentatively planning to re-open our application process in January 2022. If you are interested in applying to our Homeownership Program or Pathways to Housing Program, please complete the Homeownership Interest Form to receive notifications when the next cycle opens.

Please call the main office at 434-293-9066 or email if you have any questions.

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Buy Nothing

FB group that helps neighbors share resources

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.



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.



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 (


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank 

  • Searchable database for local area food banks.



RELAX- Regulating Emotions Like An eXpert

The program from the CALMER Lab at VA Tech teaches coping skills, it’s free and self-paced.

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.


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:

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.


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.

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


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

The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386 | 

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film

“Trevor,” The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis

intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,

and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Resources for families and students at Monticello High School


ACPS School Counselor list- by school


(Coping skills And Learning to Manage Emotions Readily)

The CALMER Lab is devoted to the mission of helping understand and improve the social and emotional development of children and adolescents, particularly those with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). More specifically, we are interested in examining youth and family level factors such as comorbid disorders (anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, autism spectrum disorder, substance use) and parenting behaviors that predict better social and emotional outcomes. Additionally, our lab seeks to evaluate the acceptability and efficacy of the RELAX (Regulating Emotions Like An eXpert) Intervention for adolescents with ADHD. RELAX teaches coping, communication, and conflict management skills to adolescents ages 12-16, and works with parents to support their adolescents in effectively using these skills at home, school, and with peers.

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.

Intensive In Home Counseling

Families can call the main line and ask for an intake appointment for intensive in-home services covered by Medicaid.


Health Connect America

485 Hillsdale Dr #306, Charlottesville, VA 22901, USA

Phone Number: 434-326-1200

Fax Number: 434-529-8799


South Central Counseling Group


Office:  434 284 5401  

Fax: 434 293 2310

509 Park Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902


National Counseling Group

Our Office is located at: 

696 Berkmar Circle | Suite 3B

Charlottesville, VA 22901

Office Phone: (434) 260-7877   

Fax: (434) 202-2181

Parent Resource Center

For Parent Resource Center information, please contact:

Ms. Stephanie Hicks
PREP Parent Resource Center Coordinator
227 Lambs Lane, Charlottesville, VA
434-975-9400, ext. 68032


(INFO to be added soon;)


Charlottesville Free Clinic 

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

Charlottesville Cares Helps cover prescription meds during Pandemic.  (3/24 note they are out of funding, but more may come so good to check)

Nearby Baby

Nearby Baby's mission is to provide quality postpartum support to families with a newborn in the Charlottesville area, regardless of their ability to pay. This service will help to promote a healthy start for baby and a smooth transition for the family.

Central Virginia Health Services

Central Virginia Health Services is a non-profit community health center with Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status. 


We offer comprehensive care: medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and at some sites, x-ray services.

Birth Sisters of Charlottesville

Birth Sisters of Charlottesville is a women of color doula collective supporting women of color through their birth journey and into motherhood. Our aim is to amplify the resiliency of Black, Indigenous, Women of Color by drawing on life experiences, shared values, training, and sacred legacies to provide culturally rooted, trauma intuitive perinatal services and advocacy.

We serve women in the City of Charlottesville and the surrounding countie


Region 5 Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for families with Medicaid.


Phone # 1-866-973-3310 


DMAS Website with more information


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.



(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.


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).

Project Discovery — MACAA - Monticello Area Community Action Agency

For nearly four decades, Project Discovery has worked with thousands of students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Project Discovery assists students from predominantly low to moderate-income households or students who would be the first in the family to attend college. Project Discovery of Virginia, Inc. works through 19 partner agencies in 22 locations to provide programs in 122 schools across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Project Discovery combines a nationally recognized curriculum of workshops that improve study skills, time management, and financial planning with assistance to students and parents applying for both admissions and financial aid.

Her Sports

Our programs are inclusive to addressing holistic needs of girls at various stages of their personal and athletic development.


Charlottesville Ultimate Disc Organization

Emily Luebke

CUDO Youth Coordinator

Once Upon a Tech.

PVCC Kids College

 STEAM Discovery Academy

 iDTech and its virtual gaming and coding programs and it looks like they have in-person camps at UVA in the summer, too.

Tech-Girls events page.

squiggly school 

workshops for middle school which were all about CS & gaming.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge

Education Transformation Centre: alternate education ; therapeutic mental health services

Growth Mindsets - Mentoring program

Free Book Bus

“We have two missions. The main goal of The Free Book Bus is to enable all children and young people to have a home library. Our primary focus is children and young adults who cannot easily afford and/or access books in the Charlottesville, Albemarle, Nelson, and surrounding areas. 


Our secondary focus is encouragement of reading for all. Everyone is welcome to visit The Free Book Bus!



Extended Day Enrichment Program

Boys & Girls Club


Triple C Day Camp
“Triple C has scholarships but you have to ask and fill out an application”

KidsCollege @ PVCC Summer Academies | Piedmont Virginia Community College
KidsCollege scholarship available based on financial need. Academies are open on a space available basis.

Cville City Summer Camps
Scholarships for city residents only. However open to the county for attendance. 

  • Virginia Department of Social Services Website to look up licensed Child Care Providers.

Girls Who Code | Summer Programs

Our free virtual summer programs teach the computer science skills that students need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants will get exposure to tech jobs, meet women in tech careers, and join a supportive sisterhood.

Brainy Camps
Brainy Camps runs in the summer on the campus of Blue Ridge School, where it runs a series of sleep-away camp programs for kids with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, celiac disease, down syndrome, epilepsy, sickle cell anemia, tourette syndrome. An interdisciplinary team of over 150 medical experts, professionals, college students and graduate students offer their time, knowledge and enthusiasm to ensure camper safety and enjoyment. A significant number of campers receive partial scholarships.

Volunteer Match
Volunteer Match is the largest network in the nonprofit world, with the most volunteers, nonprofits and opportunities to make a difference.

Her Sports
Summer Academy in June for

Rising 6th-9th graders

Rising 10th-12th graders

4/5 week academy, 2 days a week focused on mental health, sport development, and life skills


Details TBD on location and time

Weekly Summer Camps at Wildrock (
Wildrock offers limited need-based scholarships for Camp Wildrock. (Wildrock in the Schoolyard is typically free for students.)

Crozet Sports | Family | Community | Sports

Scholarships may be available

CAYA has your summer break childcare needs covered with a FREE summer program! 🙌🏾

New for 2022 we are offering eight full weeks of programming.

Charlottesville Freedom School

ESOL Resources



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.

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.


Billing Options & Assistance | Virginia | 

1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) 

Job Postings - Center for Nonprofit Excellence (

Jobs for the “Helpers” :)

Charlottesville Area Community ID Program 

In 2018, the Welcoming Greater Charlottesville task force took the initiative to help create a community ID program for the Charlottesville community because we learned how much good it has done in other communities around the country. We're delighted that it has been such a wonderful success since it began in March 2019. Over 600 residents have received our card, and they're telling us it's been a great benefit:

  • to access government services they need

  • sign up for cable TV and Internet

  • obtain medical services

  • sign a lease

  • enroll their kids in school


They also tell us the card has helped them in dealing with local law enforcement officials. And some say it makes them feel more welcomed here as part of our community.

Virginia Career Works Piedmont Region

Community Investment Collaborative (
CIC launched in 2012. Our program is built on four pillars designed to help entrepreneurs start or expand their business:

  • An established and proven business-education program

  • Extensive mentoring, peer discussions, and ongoing support

  • Startup financing or ongoing microfinancing to qualified graduates

  • Networking within and across the community

We foster entrepreneurial success through training, next-level growth, and community networking. Read more about our program success and our entrepreneurs who are open for business.

St. Vincents 

Provides help for utilities and rent. 


PVCC Tuition Assistance Program

PVCC 2021 Re-employing Virginians (REV) Fact Sheet. The effort, skilling up and helping to employ/re-employ Virginians who’ve lost their jobs or are underemployed due to Covid-19, has been expanded to calendar year 2021. Great opportunities to build new skills!


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
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS) is a non-profit law firm which provides free legal assistance to low income people in civil cases and preventive legal education in our communities.  Since 1971, CVLAS has defended the rights of those who can’t defend themselves. 

Charlottesville Assistance Programs | Albemarle County (

Charlottesville is providing grants to help lower and middle income homeowners with paying their property taxes. Homeowners who are behind on their property taxes, or who need help with their taxes, may be able to receive grants of $375 or $525 (which depends on applicant income). The funds provided will be applied to the December property tax bill of qualified Charlottesville homeowners once their application is approved by the City.

There are some conditions to this property tax assistance program, such as the assessed value must be less than $365,000, you must own no other home, and a few more. Find other ways to get property tax help, or call (434) 970-3333 to look into these options.


Small Business Administration Loans – Expected to start taking applications 3/21. Download loan application here.


Blue Star Families of Central Virginia


Care Packages for deployed service members five times per year.

Living Free Together

Living Free Together (LFT) is the largest and most active veteran and military family focused non-profit organization in the area. All Living Free Together offerings are free of charge and designed to engage and enrich the lives of each member of the military family. Our mission is to honestly address the unintended cost of war and multiple deployments that our service members and their families endure. As our warriors return home, LFT strives to create and offer programs to help veteran families reconnect and heal. LFT focuses on the whole family providing workshops designed to strengthen the family unit as well as equip them with tools to build better communication and thrive as they grow together.


Albemarle County Public Schools also has the following division-wide committees that parents can join.

School Board - Albemarle County School District (

  • View meetings via Live Stream

  • Email the School Board

  • Check Meeting Agendas

  • Listen to Meeting Recordings


ACPS Parent Council

Special Education Advisory Committee - Albemarle County School District (

Long Range Planning Advisory Committee - Albemarle County School District (

Gifted Advisory Council

Title I Advisory Council

Health Advisory Council

Technology Advisory Council

Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability (ACES)

Informs and advises the superintendent and school board about measures to help the school division develop and reach sustainability goals and foster an integrated series of tools and knowledge for the growth of environmental awareness. The committee meets at least quarterly.

School Improvement Programs at each school


AHS Talent Development
Scholarship info and more

WAHS/Zoe Padron/ Blog/Thursday Roundup
Scholarship and student enrichment info

Henley Middle School

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