Guiding you through the process of finding emergency financial assistance


Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP)

Website:

http://www.capup.org/CAPUP/Home.html

Services:

A variety of services are available for youth, adult and senior citizens: PROJECT DISCOVERY: Through Project Discovery, CAPUP combats the problem of unequal access of higher education by providing academic support, counseling, goal-oriented workshops and campus visits to low-income and potential first generation students. EMERGENCY SERVICES: CAPUP helps low income citizens with emergency living expenses such as food, medical assistance, transportation, rent/mortgage assistance, etc. to help prevent homelessness, hunger and suffering. EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Career counseling, coaching, free job searches, and resume writing assistance are all available to clients who are seeking to obtain and maintain employment. FOOD BUYING CLUB: Food shares are distributed on the third weekend of each month to the partners and members of CAPUP. METROCASH: MetroCASH helps families maintain financial independence through free tax preparation and financial literacy guidance and education. VIRGINIA CARES: Through Virginia Cares, adult prisoners and ex-prisoners are offered assistance in transitioning from prison back into the community by helping them obtain transportation, identification cards, clothing, food, job training, etc. CARS TO WORK: This program accepts donated cars and provides cars to people who have been referred by the Department of Social Services. SENIOR CENTER: The Senior Center provides a range of services to low-income, elderly people. Services include blood pressure and cancer screenings, a nutrition program, field trips, movies, and various classes in exercise, arts and crafts, budgeting, drama, health and nutrition. DEMAND RESPONSE TRANSPORTATION: Transportation is provided to senior citizens to meal sites, the grocery store, the post office and other essential services in Goochland, Hanover and Powhatan counties.

Requirements to get aid:

Adults need a photo ID. Social Security Number is required for each person living at an address.

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri 9am-3pm

Address:

Phone Number:

1021 N Oliver Hill Way

Eastern Henrico FISH

Website:

no official website, but this has a lot of info: http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/eastern_henrico_fish_emergency.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasternHenricoFISHInc

Services:

short-term emergency services, including: food financial assistance (bills, rent, medication, utilities & other expenses) clothing referral and informational services to connect clients with other organizations helps connect clients with other grants and financial assistance programs helps clients set and meet long-term goals (ex. budgets & establishing credit) housing stability support works with transitional housing in Chesterfield and Henrico provides case management immigration services provides information and referrals to other organizations provides safe spaces for support during immigration process

Requirements to get aid:

For housing-related financial assistance and food, must live in eastern Henrico County, “east and south of Mechanicsville Turnpike (US 360), including Highland Springs, Sandston and Varina” Some clothing is provided to “qualified clients who live in Henrico county” According to their FB page, “FISH uses established criteria when evaluating requests for assistance while considering the individual circumstances of each household”

Hours of operation:

Monday-Friday, 8 AM-2 PM

Address:

PO Box 38212/Henrico, Virginia 23231

Phone Number:

(804) 257-7730

Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry (CCHASM)

Website:

http://www.cchasm.org/

Services:

Emergency Finance/Food Program: CCHASM might assist in such areas as: utilities, rent, medicine and other emergency needs as they are presented; Thanksgiving Meal Gift Program; Emergency Disaster Relief Program; Career Clothes Closet

Requirements to get aid:

CCHASM receives calls from community residents (In both English and Spanish). Our screening process is very thorough, aiding in discernment of legitimate needs and core issues as opposed to chronic on-going needs.

Hours of operation:

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Address:

P.O. Box 1741, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Phone Number:

(804) 796-2749

Salvation Army Central Virginia

Website:

http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/richmondva/

Services:

Family Services, Shelter, Rehousing, Employment Preparation, Administration, Development (Note: No rent help)

Requirements to get aid:

for Richmond residents

Hours of operation:

10am-9pm M-Sat, 1-6 Sun

Address:

2 West Grace Street Richmond, VA 23220

Phone Number:

(804) 225-7470

Churchill Christian Wellness-The Well 23223

Website:

http://www.richmondbaptist.org/ministries/the-church-hill-christian-wellness-center/

Services:

Bible Study – Spiritual food, fellowship and prayer provided at our Body and Soul Bible study every Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Lunch provided; Clothes Closet – Shop for men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing. There is a separate career closet for those needing outfits for interviews or jobs. Operating hours are Monday’s from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Financial Assistance – Funding provided for fuel assistance and prescriptions when certain requirements are met. Contact the Center Director to obtain a copy of the required Assistance Form and approval; Food Pantry – Food bags are distributed on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month to this zip code (23223) only. DMV identification with your zip code and social security number are required; Birth Certifications/DMV Identification The Center covers the cost of obtaining a copy of a birth certificate and/or a DMV ID. Transportation to the DMV office is provided once or twice a month depending on the availability of a driver for the van; GED Classes – Anyone who has the desire to further their education, we have the class for you! Call for information on current class schedule; Computer Classes—Come and learn the computer from the bare bone basics to a more advanced knowledge of the computer, such as Power Point. Class dates are pending; Computer Lab - To be set-up for adults to use during the day and for children/youth to use in the evenings to do their homework and school projects. Lab times will depend on computer classes schedule.

Requirements to get aid:

For residents of zip code 23223

Hours of operation:

Program Dependent

Address:

River City Faith Network of the Richmond Baptist Association 3111 Moss Side Ave Richmond, VA 23222

Phone Number:

(804) 780-0053

Commonwealth Catholic Charities HELP Program

Website:

http://cccofva.org/

Services:

financial assistance

Requirements to get aid:

To make an appointment for financial assistance, Call (804) 285-5986 on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Calls are accepted until all available appointment slots have been filled. After 5pm leave a message requesting an appt.

Hours of operation:

Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m

Address:

1601 Rolling Hills Drive Richmond, VA 23229

Phone Number:

(804) 285-5986

Community Action Program Uplifting People (CAPUP)

Website:

http://capup.org/CAPUP/Emergency_Services.html

Services:

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.

Requirements to get aid:

none listed

Hours of operation:

Address:

1021 Oliver Hill Way, Richmond, Virginia 23219

Phone Number:

(804) 788-0050

Hearth of Henrico

Website:

http://www.hearthofhenrico.org/home

Services:

HEARTH funds are used for rent/mortgage, utilities, camp scholarships, emergency fuel, and summer camp. HEARTH’s clients must meet certain eligibility requirements to obtain assistance and they must demonstrate a long term sustainability plan.

Requirements to get aid:

must be a henrico resident; must be employed

Hours of operation:

Address:

Attn: Henrico Department of Social Services P.O. Box 90775 Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Phone Number:

(804) 501-5294

Western Hanover Emergency Action Team (WHEAT)

Website:

http://wheathelp.org/

Services:

Helps neighbors in Western Hanover County that are in crisis by providing emergency assistance. Food Pantry.

Requirements to get aid:

none listed

Hours of operation:

Food Pantry Open Hours: 5:00-7:00pm only. Limited to one time per month. Quantity received based on number in family. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month.

Address:

WHEAT PO Box 171 Beaverdam VA, 23015

Phone Number:

(804) 559-4328