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Carroll County assistance programs.

Housing assistance and help paying rent

Helping Overcome Poverty’s Existence, Inc. (HOPE) is an organization based at 680 W. Main Street Wytheville, Virginia 24382 that has a goal of reducing poverty in Southwest Virginia, including in Hillsville and Carroll County. They also offer a variety of resources and support programs that people can use for short term aid, including rent assistance.

The offer the Crisis and Homeless Intervention Programs, which provides financial assistance to families and individuals that are experiencing some kind of short-term crisis or financial emergency that is beyond their control, such as a an unexpected job layoff, serious accident, illness or injury, reduced work hours, job termination, a loss of transportation or daycare that has affected a client's ability to work, or a delay in approved government benefits.

Some of the financial assistance that they may provide includes: Call them at (276) 228-6280

  • Help with rent and security deposits
  • Mortgage payments and assistance
  • Help for utility bills. Find other utility assistance programs.
  • Transportation assistance
  • Other household expenses


The local community action agency is the Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program. Some of the cash grants and financial assistance that they offer to the low to moderate income includes emergency funds for paying bills and expenses in a crisis. Money can be used to pay utilities, rent, cooling bills, and to provide food in the food pantry. In addition, a resource known as Community Services/Intake is a source of resources, services, information on charities, non-profits, and government programs, and referrals for those in need of help. Counselors will put applicants of the agency in contact with the correct state of Virginia or federal government assistance programs. In addition, the non-profit agency operates a toy shop that provides new/slightly used toys at low prices during the Christmas or other holiday season season for low-income families in the area. Call the Hillsville VA agency at (276)236-7131.





Medical care in Carroll County Virginia

Free Health Care and Dental Clinic of the Twin Counties, which can be called at (276)236-0421, is one of the leading free primary care medical clinics in the region. The facility is currently involved in helping and serving uninsured low income persons who live in the region. Some of the resources offered include prescription assistance available through local pharmacies and direct from drug companies. In addition, a large number of volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, and other medical professionals continue to see patients at their own facilities. They can even provide referrals to other Virginia dental clinics.




By Jon McNamara











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