Community Resources

Caring and helpful resources are just around the corner

These resources include organizations that provide education, training, and assistance for you. We want you to know about them. If you need help finding a baby sitter, help to pay your utility bills, or if you want to be a volunteer - go to the links below to see what is available for you.

Virginia 2-1-1

Free services to help you find local resources.


Aunt Bertha

Find free or reduced cost community resources near you. Aunt Bertha makes it easy to get the help you need. Resources include, but are not limited to: food, housing, and utility assistance; childcare resources; senior services; disability services; mental health services; and job training and employment.

Food Banks

Locate a local food bank in your area.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutritional assistance benefits to eligible individuals and families.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair housing for disabled persons, rental assistance, and buying a house.


Virginia Housing

Find affordable housing.

Energy Assistance

Assisting low income households with energy assistance programs.

Mental Health America of Virginia Warm Line is run by peers and is open 365 days a year, M-F, 9am-9pm and weekends 5pm-9pm. Call 1-866-400-MHAV (1-866-400-6428).


AliveRVA Warm Line supports members with substance use and mental health challenges. They have state-wide resources. 1-833-473-3782 8 a.m. - 12 a.m., 7 days a week 365 days a year.



Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) helps families cope with mental health challenges.



National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides support & education for individuals & families affected by mental illness.    



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides services for individuals & families facing mental and/or substance use disorders


Women, Infants & Children (WIC) provide nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion, and support to improve the health of pregnant women, infants, and children under 5 years old.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutritional assistance benefits to eligible individuals and families.


Postpartum VA

Helps new and expectant mothers and their families overcome anxiety and depression.


Families Forward

Promote healthy pregnancies, children’s health and development and family stability.


Safety Seat Program

Free child safety seats and booster seats for income eligible children.


Safe to Sleep

Free information & materials to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Child Care Resources

Provide resources to make a safe choice finding a quality childcare center.

Foster My Future

Voluntary program for young adults in foster care after age 18 that provides housing support, education/vocation assistance and other resources.


Great Expectations

Financial aid and scholarships for students who have experienced foster care, including tuition grants that can cover tuition and fees at most Virginia Community Colleges.


New Found VA

Educational and support services to families caring for children unable to live with their birth parents.

Re-Entry Programs Assistance

Programs include job training services and employment opportunities.


VA Cares

Provides education, job training and other support services.  

Virginia Unemployment Commission

Search for jobs & training opportunities.


Virginia Career Works

Provides jobs seekers with workforce resources.

Virginia Area Agencies on Aging

Information and support services for older adults, caregivers, and aging professionals in Virginia


Easy Access

A connection to community resources for seniors & individuals with disabilities.



Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA) provides information for aging Virginians, caregivers and their families can use in making important decisions about their lives.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Free application for federal student aid to apply for financial aid for college.


Student and Family Resources

A variety of programs and resources available to assist families in partnering with their local public school to support and improve teaching and learning.

The Arc

Actively supports inclusion and participation in the community for individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.


Virginia Tech Autism Clinic

Offering low cost or free mobile assessments and therapy services, alternating locations each week.  Counties served: Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, and Wythe Counties as well as the City of Galax.


Autism Society

Provides advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state, and local levels.


Down Syndrome Organizations

Provides Down Syndrome resources for medical care, education, and advocacy.

American Cancer Society

Resources for those who have been affected by cancer.



National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) promotes recovery & quality of life through support, education, and advocacy.


Heart Disease

Provide resources to help improve cardiovascular health.


Diabetes Resources

Resources to help maintain and prevent diabetes.


Arthritis Resources

Resources to help educate individuals dealing with arthritis.


American Heart Association

Information related to heart disease and stroke.


Lung Association

Resources to prevent lung disease and improve lung health.


Managing Chronic Conditions

More information on how you can manage chronic conditions.