The New River Community Action program (phone (540) 633-5900) is a rental assistance program that was created from federal government stimulus funds. The housing program will prevent the evictions and displacement of low to moderate income households who are potentially facing an eviction or homelessness. Qualified individuals can receive up to 18 months of rent help. In addition, the homeless prevention program will assist homeless persons in securing permanent housing; and helps program participants regain self-sufficiency by finding a job and increasing their income. Funds may even be available to help pay utility bills and security deposits.
If you are low to moderate income, unemployed, or just looking for help with bills, the New River Community Action program may be able to help in this capacity as well. The agency provides financial assistance, free food, clothing, school supplies, and other support to help meet the temporary emergency needs of local families and individuals. In certain cases funds may be available to pay rent, housing expenses, or energy bills. Call the non-profit agency at (540) 633-5900.
While some financial aid may be offered (it is limited) the non-profit is involved in administering many other services. Case managers will direct qualified clients to resources such as Head Start or provide information on job training resources. They can also provide details on government benefits such as fuel assistance or SNAP food stamps in Montgomery County Virginia. Read New River Community Action programs.
Social Services are also provided by the Christianburg Salvation Army Center. They offer a few main services, including a Lunch Box feeding program, Thanksgiving meals, and free Christmas toys. The church based group will also refer clients to some local Montgomery financial aid programs, such as for rental deposits, shelter, and the like. More on Christiansburg Salvation Army programs.
The Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread, which can be reached at (540) 639-0290, provides free food and can also offer a free, hot, nutritious, meal five days a week to low income and other economically disadvantaged persons and families. The aid is available year round.
The Radford Clothing Bank is another charity type agency that distributes both new and gently used clothing to families and persons in need throughout Montgomery County and the New River Valley. In addition, a grant from the United Way provide two sets of new school clothes and/or uniforms to disadvantaged children in Radford City through the August Kids Program. (540) 633-5050
There are a few local clinics and non-profits that provide either free medical and dental care, or they may provide the health care services on a so called sliding fee scale. The health care clinics and agencies include:
Free Clinic of the NRV, Inc. (540) 381-0820. This free health care center provides both high quality medical and dental care, prescription medications and other pharmacy services to adults who lack health insurance. The non-profit will also help people that can’t afford to pay for medical and hospital bills and who are low income. Referrals can be given to national prescription drug programs too, such as Needymeds.
CHIP of NRV (Children’s Health Improvement Partnership). Call them at (540) 633-2518 x 35. This is a program that is partially funded by the state of Virginia, and it provides health care coordination services to pregnant women and children from birth to age seven who come from low-income families. The assistance is targeted on those patients who lack access to affordable medical care. The program can also assists the entire family and other bills and expenses they have by addressing such issues as housing concerns, nutrition, parenting skills, education, employment services, and other aid.
Valley Interfaith Childcare Center. This facility provides high-quality, affordable day care to the very young children (ages 0-3) of local low-income and other hard pressed, working families. The facility also eventually hopes to establish a child care center in each of the jurisdictions of the NRV, including Montgomery County and other local areas. (540) 951-8108
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