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.

United Way 2-1-1

2-1-1 Information & Referral Search

Virginia 2-1-1

Connect to health services in Virginia

InsureKidsNow

Provides information about Medicaid and CHIP services for families who need health insurance coverage.

Healthy Children

Resources dedicated to attaining optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Teens Plus

Are you concerned about your teen's weight? TEENS+ can help. TEENS+ is a healthy lifestyle intervention for overweight teens (ages 12-16) and their parents.

Healthy Homes

Tips to keep your home healthy, safe, and injury free

Quit Now Virginia

1-800-QUIT-NOW. Virginia's Quit Now program is here to help you quit smoking. All it takes is one phone call.

Head Start Programs

A list of current locations. Click on the county name to find multiple locations.

Choose My Plate

A new symbol, MyPlate, reminds us to make healthier food choices by illustrating the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy meal.

School Lunch Program

Information on how to apply for free and reduced price school meals. Schools send school meal applications home at the beginning of each school year. However, you may apply for school meals at any time throughout the school year by submitting a household application directly to your school. Learn more.

Summer Food Rocks

Give the kids and teens in your life a healthy summer! Free, nutritious meals available.

Eat Smart, Move More

Statewide family nutrition program through Virginia Cooperative Extension Services

Food Banks

A list of food banks in Virginia

Feed More

Feed More offers hunger programs that help provide food to Central Virginia neighborhoods of high need.

Farmer's Market

Find a farmer's market in your area.

HealthBites

A website designed to help you and your family be healthy!

Reach Out and Read Virginia

Reach Out and Read helps prepare America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together

movin' mania

A healthy kids program from Bon Secours. You'll find games for your children and other ideas for healthy behavior.

Live Healthy Lynchburg

A website with ideas to help you live, eat, play, work and learn healthy.

Acorn Dreams

Growing children's skills for life

American Cancer Society

Resources including prevention and treatment of cancer, plus how to find our local ACS office, and more

American Diabetes Association

Information on diabetes and programs

American Heart Association

Information related to heart disease and stroke, and ways you can live a heart-healthy life

Arthritis Foundation, Virginia Chapter

Offers information and tools to help you live a better life with arthritis